Rabih Yazbeck joined NEF UK with nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors in Africa, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. Previously he was the Executive Director of Human Concern International Middle East Region (HCI ME) where he was responsible for developing and managing over 70 innovative, quick-impact interventions to address socio-economic issues in post-conflict zones. From 2000 to 2008, he worked for the Near East Foundation Regional Offices in Cairo and Amman, where he worked on multi-million dollar social and economic development programmes in six countries in the Middle East. Rabih holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering with specialisation in public work from the Lebanese University; a M.Sc. in IT for E-commerce with focus on rural development from Sussex University, UK; and, a M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths University of London. A native of Lebanon, he is now based in London.