Grace Najjar

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Personal information

Managing Director, Consultant, University Lecturer

Contact information (work)

Align Management Solutions
Zalka, Olivier Building
Postal code: 
Metn, Mount Lebanon
Mobile phone: 
961 3 298970
Work email address:


Master's Degree, Telecommunications, 2000-2002, Saint Joseph University in partnership with École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications-Paris (ENST), Lebanon.
Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering/Information Systems, 1995, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management
Planning & Leading Systems
Business Solution Design
Need and Gaps Analysis
Requirement Management
Business Modelling
Business Process Management
Evaluation and Supervision

Work history

Corporate Relations Manager for Southern Europe and the Middle East, 2013-present, Project Management Institute (PMI).

Managing Director and Founder, 2010-present, Align Management Solutions.

Lecturer, 2010-present, Saint Joseph University.

Lecturer, 2010-present, Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA).

Senior Consultant, 2002-present, International funded projects (EU, World Bank, USAID) & International firms (GOPA/GIZ, Transtec, ACDI-VOCA).

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Order of Engineers and Architects-Beirut, 1995-present.

Ambassador, The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), 2013-2014.

Regional mentor at the Project Management Institute (PMI)-Middle East, 2010-2013.

Coordinator of the First Academic Forum Project New Management Teaching Opportunities for Business and Technical School Growth, October 2011.

Co-founder and Vice-president and regional mentor (2010-2013) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Lebanon's Chapter, 2004-2009.


Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Invited Lecturer, a conference on "Project Management Value in Education: Skills Gaps", organized by the PMI-Arabian Gulf Chapter, Bahrain, 2013.
  • Lecture entitled "Why Leadership is not an Option" at the Order of Engineers and Architects-Beirut , 2013.
  • Keynote speaker at the First Project Management Conference in Lebanon organized by the Project Management Institute Lebanon's Chapter, Beirut, 2012.
  • Lecture entitled "Why Teaching Project Management?" at the British University of Dubai, Dubai, 2012.
  • Lecture entitled "Project Management Value-Required Skills" at the Order of Engineers and Architects- Beirut, 2012.

Awards and Distinctions

Selected as one of the top 100 most powerful women for the year 2013 by the Arabian Business Magazine, a Dubai-based English-language weekly magazine, 2014.

Awarded a special trophy as one of the most inspiring women by the minister of international cooperation and development, United Arab Emirates, March 2014.

Trophy of appreciation by the Project Management Institute-Lebanon's Chapter as founding mentor and regional mentor, November 2012.

Award of appreciation by the Alumni Committee of the College St. Joseph - Soeurs Antonines-Zahle, June, 2012.