Michel Fayad

Global strategy, business development, project management, project finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital markets

Born on 24 September 1983 in Baabda (Lebanon).

Phone: +33 6 61 76 65 89.

Email: mnfayad@gmail.com.

Website: www.michelfayad.com.

Early childhood, primary and secondary education

His early schooling was at Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour in Lebanon; and then, at Lycée Blomet (known as École Normale Catholique ENC) in France.

Undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education

He holds:

- a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II (associated to Sorbonne Universités SU);

- a Master of Arts in Diplomacy with specialization track in Geopolitics, Law and International Economy from École Diplomatique Internationale de Paris EDIP (later merged into école des Hautes Études Internationales et Politiques HEIP and Centre d’Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques CEDS; both members of Institut des hautes études économiques et commerciales INSEEC U) organized with association Académie internationale de Géopolitique and association Centre de Politique Internationale de la Sorbonne CPIS, both affiliated to Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I (Hautes études Sorbonne arts et métiers Université HeSam Université);

- a Master in Global Management from European Business School EBS Paris (Institut des hautes études économiques et commerciales INSEEC U);

- a Master in Law, Economics and Management with specialization track in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations from Université Paris-Sud Paris XI (now known as Master in European & International Law with specialization track in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations from Université Paris-Saclay);

- and, the TRIUM Global Executive Master of Business Administration MBA from Leonard N. Stern School of Business (New York University NYU); London School of Economics and Political Science LSE (University of London); and, école des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris HEC Paris School of Management (Université Paris-Saclay); #1 overall Executive MBA, #1 in international experience and #1 in work experience according to the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2014.

- Plus, a certificate in Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation (AML/CFT) in Banks, a Financing Industry Program / training for Senior Management from Riga Business School (Riga Technical University).

Professional experience

He started his career as Financial Analyst at the MENA Hedge Fund of the Evolvence Group in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of KAF Investments and the Chief Global Strategist of Boost.

Extensive experience in policy, global strategy, and business development. Skilled at top-level negotiation, driving global operations and business expansion opportunities through investments, partnerships and acquisitions. Creates, structures, finances, implements and leads major international projects. Knowledge of emerging markets.


  • Native/bilingual proficiency: English, French and Lebanese.
  • Limited working proficiency: Arabic and Spanish.
  • Elementary proficiency: Latin, Maltese and Syriac.