Yasser Akkaoui

Founder, Capital Concept

Yasser Akkaoui is the founder of Capital Concept a research and consulting firm that advises corporations to become viable business ventures, but that is also destined to play an integral part in nation-building often by having a human-centered approach to problem-solving using innovation, technology, and creativity.

Through Capital Concept sal, Mr. Akkaoui has become one of the reference names in Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) consulting in the Middle East.

He chairs the Lebanon Committee of Human Rights Watch which he joined in 2010. Since 2011, Mr. Akkaoui is a founding member of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. He has been representing the interests of Executive Magazine since 2001, a media platform he uses to advocate reforms in Lebanon.

Mr. Akkaoui is a part-time Business Ethics and Strategic Management instructor at The American University of Beirut.