Before joining CDS in 2018, Pierre Khalil worked on strategy and management consulting assignments for large groups and private companies in Europe and in the Middle East, operating in sectors such as telecommunications, banking, real estate, manufacturing, etc. Pierre also worked on economic development projects, supporting governmental ministries & entities in identifying key challenges and defining, designing, and implementing public initiatives aimed at enhancing the government’s capacity and capabilities in education, justice, commerce & investments, transportation & logistics, etc.
Pierre holds a Bachelor in Telecommunications & Networks Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB). He also holds a Masters in Management (Grande Ecole Program) from HEC Paris in France and a CEMS Masters in International Management from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
He is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.
Pierre is passionate about football and practices sports regularly. An avid chess player, he is a film and music enthusiast and travels frequently.
Yara Abbas joined CDS in July 2017 as a Consultant and has since worked on strategy, management dashboard design, and buisness process reengineering assignments.
Yara holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) where she worked as a Research Assistant for two years prior to joining CDS.
She is fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish.
In her free time, Yara enjoys playing the piano, solving large puzzles, and traveling with her family.
Karim Hatem joined CDS in January 2018 as a Consultant and has since worked on strategy development and business process reengineering assignments for large regional groups in the insurance and other financial services sectors.
Karim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Concordia University in Canada and worked for a year in project management in a non-governmental organization prior to joining CDS.
He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.
Karim loves to participate in creative activities where innovative ideas and concepts materialize. He also enjoys practicing adventure sports of all kind.