Marwan Kheireddine Recap

Marwan Kheireddine wants to create a system where local Lebanese entrepreneurs have access to mentorship opportunities. Through his research on entrepreneurship at the AUB, he realized there were not enough programs available for Lebanese university graduates looking to start their own businesses. There were not many mentors willing to share their knowledge either.

Kheireddine has been part of many boards including the American Community School Beirut, AUB Business School, and Endeavor. His involvement includes working on curriculum design, faculty recruitment, and fundraising. He’s also served the past 10 years on the board of trustees at AUBS.

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He doesn’t like giving direct advice as he feels it might limit young minds from thinking critically about what they need to do next. However, he does provide his own personal opinion as well as practical examples to help them deal with whatever obstacles life throws at them.

In 2002, Marwan set up his own company called “Synergy Technology Group,” which offered IT services, marketing solutions, and web development. He also built the first ever online store in Lebanon, called “Virgin Megastore”. After receiving some important advice from Sir Richard Branson during a business trip to London, Marwan decided to follow his lead and become a businessman. During those early years, Synergy grew steadily, and in 2008 reached $100 million in revenues.