Global Professional Experts (GPE) is a Lebanon-based firm offering specialized consulting and training services in the finance, accounting and audit fields.
From expert risk assessments and result-oriented consultancy to focused CPA and CIA preparation courses, we have you covered. Our team is ready to listen to your requirements and provide you with a customizable solution that guarantees a bright future to professionals and companies alike.
GPE draws its strength from its partners: Assaad Haddad, Nehme Azoury, Robert Gharios and Jihad Geagea. The four consultancy experts bring to the table more than 60 years of hands-on industry experience, strong business knowledge, and the highest level of professionalism.
GPE's commitment to delivering excellence is unwavering. Our business model is built around you and your needs, that's why when you work with us you can rest assured that your business, growth plans and advancement projects are in safe hands.
Assaad Haddad is the Founding Partner of GP Experts and a seasoned CPA with 30 years of experience dealing with corporate finance matters for a wide range of listed and unlisted companies. Haddad holds an MBA in Financial Management and specializes in providing Audit and Advisory services as well as Restructuring and Business Reform consultancy. He's also the founder of JHI Haddad, a member of JHI Association.
Nehme Azoury is a Professor and Deputy-President for research at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK. He is also one of the eight members of the scientific committee of Eduniversal (the representative of the Eurasian region). Former Dean of the Faculty of Business, he lectures in the fields of marketing, strategy and Corporate Governance in several reputed universities namely, The Georges Washington University, which presented him with an appreciation award. As part of his research activities, he has to his credit several publications in internationally renowned scientific journals. To promote research in the Arab world, he is founder and editor of "The Arab Economic & Business Journal". In addition, and beyond his academic and administrative activities, Nehme Azoury is currently Managing-partner at Widein, a consulting firm headquartered in Beirut.
Robert T. Gharios is an associate professor occupying the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics at the American University of Sciences & Technology (AUST) in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a PhD in Economics from the “Université de Bourgogne” in Dijon, France. Dr. Gharios has several academic and research publications in addition to being the author of real business cases and book reviews of very-well known global publishers such as Pearson. In addition, he is highly active in the Business community in terms of consulting and professional training. He is certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) as well as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) by the Institute of Management Accountant and last but not least a Professionally Certified Marketer (PCM) by the American Marketing Association.
Jihad Geagea is currently the General Manager and CEO of Professional Financial Consultancy SARL, the CEO at Dust SAL, and the CEO of Jihad Geagea Holding. Prior to these positions, he has served as the managing owner of Cedars Ice, business advisor at the Economic and Social fund for Developments project (Council for Development and Reconstructions), and has held several other consultancy and operational roles in diverse businesses. Aside from being a business owner and manager, Jihad holds several certifications from international institutions such as Microsoft and has participated in few competitions as a competitor or as a jury member. Specifically, his latest involvement was in the year 2019; Jihad was appointed as a jury for the Hult prize taking place at the Lebanese Canadian University. Jihad Geagea, possessing both the Lebanese and the Australian nationalities, was born and raised in Bcharri. He obtained his Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics - Banking and Finance from Middle East University in Sabtiyeh, Lebanon and later on his MBA in Agri Business and Commerce from the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia. Despite his young age, Jihad has led several start-ups in different markets with diverse economies; both his personal and technical skills have allowed him to achieve success in all.