Marwan Kheireddine is a Lebanese entrepreneur and business executive who specializes in innovation and new business development. He has founded or co-founded several businesses, including the Beirut Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (BITIM), which is the first of its kind in Lebanon. Kheireddine also teaches at the American University of Beirut, where he is a professor of entrepreneurship. He has been recognized as one of the most influential people in the Middle East by various publications, and his work has helped make Lebanon a center for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
Kheireddine was born in Lebanon. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the American University of Beirut, and both an MBA and an MS in information systems from Strayer University. Kheireddine currently lives in Beirut with his wife and three children, where he is involved in his businesses. While living abroad for many years, Kheireddine has kept up with his home country’s politics and economic developments. He is interested in using technology to improve the efficiency of businesses.
Kheireddine has founded or co-founded several companies based in Lebanon, including Aptimus (an e-learning platform), Innovative Investment Group (a fund based in Beirut), and Beirut Digital District (a tech hub in the city). Kheireddine has also been involved in the development of several Lebanese institutions, including the Beirut Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (BITIM), which he co-founded with Ziad Moukheiber.
His work at BITIM focuses on technology innovation, entrepreneurship, business development, and strategy. Kheireddine is also a professor at the American University of Beirut, where he conducts research on entrepreneurship and innovation. In this role, he has advised the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade as well as several other public and private institutions in Lebanon on ways to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in the country. According to “The Economist“, Kheireddine’s work is “changing Lebanon’s culture of innovation.”