Maya Rahal

Lebanon Country Director

Maya Rahal is Alfanar’s Country Director in Lebanon. She has 15 years of experience in the ecosystem of entrepreneurs across the MENA region, developing and implementing strategic plans, providing vision and direction, and overseeing program implementation. With a focus on stakeholder engagement especially social enterprises, Maya ensures the successful execution of initiatives.

Previously, Maya held the position of Communication and Outreach Director at Berytech for two years, where she managed corporate image and exposure, designed strategic communication plans, and fostered relationships with entrepreneurs, innovators, and international funders.

As the Managing Director of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Chapter for 4 years, Maya spearheaded growth initiatives, launched new programs and partnerships, and enhanced brand visibility through industry events.

With a foundation in journalism and expertise in digital media and communication, Maya established her own media agency in 2019, providing consulting services to both private and public sector entities across the Arab region. Prior to this, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Wamda Ventures for six years, where she co-founded the media arm and led content production while cultivating partnerships with prominent corporations.