Co-founder / Executive Director SHiFT - Social Innovation Hub

Omar Assaf

Omar Assaf is a social entrepreneur who founded and contributed to the establishment of emerging companies in the field of informatics services, mobile application development, and software solutions, where he led the development of products and businesses as Executive Assistant of the CEO of Pious Technologies, where he was responsible for the external relations and represented the company in more than 8 countries

He held various positions in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), focusing on projects directed towards youth and women development, and participated in establishing and managing the regional office of Basma and Zeitouneh Organization in North Lebanon.

He participated in many civic initiatives focusing on education, and continued to work in managing relief, education, psychosocial support, and livelihood projects, and in 2015 established in Tripoli, Lebanon, the SHiFT – Social Innovation hub, an incubator and business center to support business initiatives and social impact in marginalized and post-conflict areas.

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