Youmna Assaf

 Head of Investments 

Youmna Assaf is Alfanar's Impact Fund Head of Investments. Youmna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University, with a major in Economics, and a Master of Science in Finance from Bayes Business School. 

WIth over 15 years of experience spanning in banking, corporate finance advisory, private equity, venture capital investments, and mergers and acquisitions, Youmna has built a robust foundation in finance and investments. 

In her previous role as Investment Director at Merit Invest (CMA CGM Group), she managed a portfolio of over 40 investments and later served as Chief Financial Officer. Youmna has also worked closely with entrepreneurs in the region, fostering partnerships and providing strategic guidance to support their growth and success. 

She has sat on regional investment commitees and judged several startup competitions, showcasing her commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. 

Her expertise lies in sourcing and closing investments across asset classes, both regionally and internationally, making her a valuable addition to the Alfanar Impact Fund Team.