Youssef Fawaz

Executive Director, Al Majmoua

Youssef Fawaz is Executive Director of the Lebanese microfinance institution Al Majmoua. He joined Al Majmoua as a founding board member in 1996 and became Executive Director in 2004. Youssef was a founding member of Sanabel, the regional microfinance network for the Arab world, and served two two-year terms as Chairman of the Board in 2008 and 2015. Youssef holds a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is also a lecturer at the faculty of engineering at the American University of Beirut, where he has taught since 2001.


By Youssef Fawaz


Navigating Compound Crises: Microfinance Learnings From Lebanon

Lebanon has faced a recent string of compounding crises, crippling GDP and decimating the Lebanese currency. Al Majmoua MFI survived the freefall and offers valuable insights into the diversity of measures that can be taken in the face of crisis.