Mr. Ramzi El Hafez

Ramzi El Hafez is the founder of InfoPro, a publishing, business consultancy and market research firm. InfoPro is the publisher of the monthly magazine Lebanon Opportunities, and several other print and digital periodicals and business websites. InfoPro also conducts market and economic research for multinational and large local and regional companies, and public sector and international institutions. It is also a conference and business event organizer. He is the chairman of Al-Majmoua, one of largest microcredit organizations in Lebanon and a member of the board of directors of several NGOs and organizations including the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) and the Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ). He has published hundreds of articles on the economies of Lebanon and the Arab World, and is a frequent guest at business and economic talk-shows and conferences. His areas of specialty are: Private sector development, labor issues, green economy, economics, socio-economic policy, real estate, statistics, marketing, market research, polling, commercial and investment banking, SME development, venture capital and entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration, all from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. http://www.infopro.com.lb/