FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER AT B&Y VENTURE PARTNERS
Abdallah Yafi is the founder and Managing General Partner at B&Y Venture Partners a Venture Capital firm that invests in early stage technology ventures globally with a special focus on Lebanon. He is an active angel investor and supporter of the Lebanese startup ecosystem with more than 13 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technology, strategy and management consulting across the Middle East, Europe and North America. Abdallah is a former founder himself with an online marketplace and a SAAS venture under his belt and a successful track record of exiting companies in Canada and the UK. Between 2010 and 2015, Abdallah chaired the Strategy Committee as well as the Executive Committee of Big Bus Tours – the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing – where he overviewed strategy and business development for the group and recently co-led a large private equity exit transaction of the business on behalf of the company shareholders. Between 2002 and 2008, Abdallah held a Management Consultant position with CSC (Computer Science Corporation) and a Manager position with Accenture France. Abdallah holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal.