Chapter Board


I have been a volunteer with IMA Lebanon chapter since its establishment, Over the years, i went up throughout the hierarchical ladder to become the secretary of the board during the tenure of the last two presidents, and, in January 2023, i was elected as president.

As far as my educational background, i have a masters 1 degree in audit from the Lebanese University along with the CMA.

Also i find great interest in learning foreign languages.

On a social level, i work with families in need. For several years, i was part of S'AIME charitable organization.

I have been working in the accounting field for the last 14 years of which 9 years were in the insurance sector. At present, i am the assistant manager accountant in Risk Operations SAL , a shared service company.

My objective during my term as president is to implement the knowledge i acquired  over the years, to the best interest of the CMAs and the IMA Lebanon Chapter



 I am a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) candidate with over 13 years of experience in accounting, audit and finance. I have extensive experience in financial statement preparation, cash flow management, budgeting, and forecasting to ensure the best possible results. My expertise also includes corporate tax planning, compliance, and reporting. Currently, I am handling the position of Head of Accounting and Controls at Societe Des Huiles et Derives SAL.

I am truly honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the IMA Lebanon chapter and to have the chance to contribute to a vision that I am so strongly committed to. 

I studied Business at HEC, Montréal. Worked and lived in Canada for ten years before moving back to Lebanon. I earned my CMA certification in 2011 . Over my career, I held a number of  managerial positions where, as expected, communication was a key aspect. In addition, I now primarily work as a financial consultant for small and medium-sized companies.

I Strongly believe that communication is the most important key for leadership success and that my communication skills, dedication and commitment make me a good fit for this role. I'm looking forward to working with the other board members to advance our chapter.

Been an IMA Member since 2020, proud to be part of Lebanon Chapter board, and willing to collaborate with other members under the supervision of an international association of professionals to empower our careers and further develop our skills.

Have BA in Accounting and Auditing from Lebanese University, MBA in accounting Information Systems from LIU, and hold the CMA  certification.

Have ten years of experience in accounting and auditing. Worked as treasurer for the Lebanese University Medical center and supported the funding of medical care for special social cases. Currently, working for LU central administration and collaborating with all departments and branches mainly in auditing , budgeting and inventory control. 

Been a volunteer with IMA Lebanon Chapter since its inception in 2016 but never held any board position. Cared more about supporting board members in events, emails, logistics, marketing, and networking. Have been working closely with IMA Middle East office to ensure that chapter members' requests are properly handled and answered.

Have a BA in Banking & Finance from AUST and hold the CMA Certification. Have more than 10 years of experience in the fields of accounting & finance. Worked with many local and international companies. Held managerial positions such as financial controller and co-founder of an advisory firm. Still in the consultancy field working on various projects such as valuation, feasibility studies, financial analysis, financial modeling, operational restructuring, etc.

As I was progressing through my 20 years’ career in Finance and Accounting, the CMA certification which I earned in 2012, in addition to my Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance, have provided me with the necessary skills to achieve a seat at the leadership table. 

Since 2020, I have been appointed as the Head of Finance at Beirut Insurance Group. Previously, I have held the position of Accounting Manager at Arabia Insurance Company..

As a CMA certified, i believe my career is a journey of success and continuous  learning. i have worked with different teams and cultures, got many promotions, have been nominated as a bronze level leader by the IMA Global and been awarded a certificate of recognition by Arabia Insurance Company for my 16 years with the company as being a champion for Quality and Compliance..

My election as Treasurer at IMA Lebanon Chapter Board has opened a new journey for me as a global volunteer. I am very excited to promote the management accounting profession and inspire the young professionals realize their full potential.

 Hello Fellow IMA members! My name is Hoda Al Hawari, and I am the current secretary for Lebanon’s IMA Chapter board. I am a 23 year old managerial accountant at Ostaz, an EdTech Startup. I have completed my bachelors in Accounting and Auditing at the Lebanese Univeristy, with a minor in Finance, and currently pursing the CMA certification. I have passed the CMA part 2 exam, and studying for the CMA part 1 exam. Being an IMA chapter board member, means that the team and I will put our efforts and time to help university students know more about the CMA certification and prepare them for the required skillset for the accountancy field. I am also excited to network with CMA business professionals, exchange with them ideas and practices, as well as prepare and attend important and career-relevant workshops and seminars.

Graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration – Concentration in Finance from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) with high distinction, and passed the CMA Part 1 and 2 exams with 440/500 and 450/500, respectively. I currently serve as Head of Finance at Nebula X Gaming Ltd, a UK based tech startup in the esports industry. My finance working experience, spans across multiple industries, having worked as an investment analyst in the commercial Real Estate in Germany and Poland, and a financial analyst in the FP&A department of a leading regional retail company, and more recently in the esports industry.

I joined the IMA Lebanon Chapter to connect and network with like-minded individuals in my field, and to work towards raising awareness in Lebanon about the importance of obtaining the CMA for students and professionals.