Ms. Diala Chaar is a Project Manager at the Lebanese Republic’s High Council for Privatization and PPP (HCP). She held this position since November 2006.
Ms. Chaar has led major corporate restructuring projects in the telecom and power sectors and has contributed extensively to the development of reform strategies for both sectors. She is currently in charge of the transport sector at the HCP.
Additionally, Ms. Chaar has been involved in all efforts made by the HCP since 2007 to get the Lebanese Parliament to enact Public-Private Partnership (PPP) legislation. In this role, she has helped draft the proposed law, lobbied for it, participated in conferences to promote the proper use of PPP in Lebanon, and worked with World Bank and United Nations teams on related activities.
Since 2015, Ms. Chaar has been actively contributing to the work of the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on their objective of promoting PPP globally through being involved in the UNECE’s initiative regarding the development of international standards for women empowerment through PPP. She is also currently leading the International Specialist Centre of Excellence in PPP for ports that the HCP is hosting, in agreement with the UNECE.
Prior to joining the HCP, Ms. Chaar worked for 10 years both in Lebanon and abroad in the banking and telecom sectors, where she held various positions at Bank Audi and at Investcom. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.
Ms. Chaar can be reached at email@example.com