Youssef Fawaz is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Association for Development – Al Majmoua. He joined Al Majmoua as a Founding Board Member in 1996, and became Executive Director in 2004.

Youssef was one of the founding members of Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, and has served twice a two-year’s term as Chairman of the Board in 2008 and in 2015.

He is presently a member of the Steering Committee of the MicroFinance Network and serves on a number of boards and general assemblies of several regional and international microfinance networks.

Youssef holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Al Majmoua, he worked as a Transportation Engineer with SOLIDERE, the company in charge of rebuilding the Beirut Central District. He is also a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering at the American University of Beirut, where he has been teaching since 2001.