BOARD OF ADVISORS

AREF BOUALWAN

Member of the Board of Advisors

Aref Boualwan’s career as an executive and manager in building and growing businesses for multinational corporations through innovation and technology spans three decades.  Today, Aref is the CEO of CCC Startup, a subsidiary company of the CCC Group that pilots and implements disruptive technologies in mega construction projects. Aref’s work at the CCC Group includes implementing disrupting technologies and major IT Systems in projects and operations of turnover value exceeding $70 billion dollars.  

He is also a Strategy Officer at the World Economic Forum, Member of Board of Directors at Technology & Innovation of Startups, and a member of Global ABC United Nations Environment Programme. His views on Digital Transformation can be found cited in Reuters, Business Green, Yahoo Finance, Forbes Middle East, MEED, MTV, Euro2Day, BusinessNews, Business Insider, Markets Insider, and Middle East Construction. 

CESAR HELAL

Member of the Board of Advisors

Cesar Helal is the G20 Sherpa Track project lead at Richard Attias & Associates. He is also the Technology Partnership lead at the FII Institute, a non profit global foundation that seeks to empower the world’s brightest ideas to materialize and scale sustainably. Prior to this, he worked as the Harvard Arab Alumni Association (HAAA) program manager where he implemented several innovative initiatives and social enterprises, including the 3Arabi Impact, that have the power to positively impact the Arab World. Previously, Cesar co-established an independent strategic communications company in Dubai committed to empowering individuals through business entrepreneurship and disruptive technologies training programs. He started his career in the investment banking industry.

Cesar holds an MSc in financial engineering from ESSEC Business School and a BE in civil engineering from Saint Joseph University of Beirut.