Nicolas Rouhana General Manager at IM Capital || Lebanon

Nicolas is currently the General Manager of IM Capital, a $15M fund, part of USAID MENA Investment Initiative, providing matching Capital, Equity Guarantee and Technical Assistance to early-stage businesses and investors.

Between 2002 & 2015, he was the Executive Director of Berytech Technological Pole, a Business Innovation & Incubation Center in Lebanon, counseling and mentoring Lebanese entrepreneurs in their startup ventures. Since 2008, Nicolas is senior strategy & technical advisor to Berytech Fund, investing in Lebanese technology start-ups.
Nicolas is also Associate Professor at the Saint-Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut where he lectures computer networking and entrepreneurship courses to undergraduates and graduates students at the Faculty of Engineering (ESIB).

Nicolas is Board Member ISOC-Lebanon Chapter, Berytech, and LINC (Lebanon Internet Center). He is a certified Business Incubation Trainer from InfoDev (WorldBank) and an accredited EU-BIC (Business Innovation Center) auditor, and the administrator of Beirut Internet Exchange Point.

Nicolas has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from USJ, a PhD in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.