Kim Issa

Lebanon Country Director

Kim Issa is Alfanar's Country Director for Lebanon. She has a rich experience in studying, teaching, and working with social enterprises. She served as the Chief Operations Officer and External Relations Director of arcenciel. In 2015, arcenciel was awarded “Social Enterprise of the Year” by the Schwab Foundation, organisers of the World Economic Forum in Davos. She subsequently served as Director of Advancement for International College (IC), one of the largest international schools worldwide. She continues to work as a part-time instructor at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) teaching courses on social entrepreneurship, impact investing and communication.

Kim was born and raised in Lebanon where she now raises her two children. She holds a BA in Business and Political Science from AUB and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

She serves on the board of two foundations for educational support and on the advisory board of B.O.T. an employment platform for skilled freelancers from marginalised communities in Lebanon.