Rayan Al Halabi

External Relations Manager

Abu Dhabi
fun facts
  • Book: Forty Rules of Love
  • Favorite activity: sitting by the sea with my book, notebook, or listening to music
  • Humanitarian: passionate and devoted to helping people and communities in need
  • Animal lover: mum of Buddy, a 7 year old Labrador

Rayan is the External Relations Manager at Global Ventures. She is highly skilled in relationship building and community engagement with a focus on business growth and partnership development. Rayan’s mission is to play a key role in helping grow the MENA venture ecosystem. Her other areas of interest include fintech and the future of work.

Rayan has over 14 years of experience in Personal and Private Banking and Financial Institutions. Prior to her role at Global Ventures, Rayan was a private banker at Banque Libano Francaise SAL in Lebanon where her role was to manage and grow a portfolio of key personal banking clients by building relationships, maintaining quality service and providing business insights. She worked as part of the team that developed the bank’s expansion strategy. Rayan also developed a proprietary platform to improve customer relationships by leveraging key functions in the bank including private, retail, corporate, legal and marketing. Before this, she was the Product Development Manager at FNB Finance where she managed various retail products. Rayan also previously held the Business Support Manager position at the investment arm of Group Med in Lebanon, Medsecurities Investment SAL where she launched and managed their website, developed research reports and models on the industry and economy, and contributed to the annual Business plan.

Rayan holds an MBA from Lebanese American University and is a member of Lebanese American University’s Student Honor Society for the years 2005 through 2007.

"Two roads diverged in the woods, and I- I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference” - Robert Frost