Tuesday September 15, 2009

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Barhoum Khoury, MBA

Accomplished Native Arab with over 25 years of experience in    different parts of the Middle East.

·         Translated/adapted/edited books, directories, etc. for foremost Kuwait publisher/printer.

·         Wrote & edited monthly column for a Lebanese Real Estate magazine.

·         Researched and authored an English / Arabic Encyclopedia of Business, Trade, and Computer terms.

·         Prepared complex contracts and documents in both English and Arabic for Fortune 500 companies.

·         Translated Technical material for different industries.

·         Created PowerPoint presentations in English and Arabic to accommodate company and international executives.

·         Translated children’s books from English to Arabic to produce e-books for Al Alamiah Co. in Kuwait—       internationally recognized for Arabization of computer software and applications.

·         Traveled, lived and worked throughout the Middle East: Egypt, Qatar, UAE (Dubai/Sharjah/AbuDhabi)   Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Iraq and Cyprus.

·        Demonstrated proficiency with nuances of the many Arabic and Gulf dialects, detail oriented, highly organized with great verbal and written communications skills.

·         Taught computer operations to non-English speakers in the Middle East.


x Career Highlights

x       Lived in and successfully practiced business at executive levels in     different  parts of the Middle East with great feel and experience in the business/social/political/religious/ethnic realities of the country/region .

x       Conceived and established an off-shore operation in Cyprus.

x       Successfully completed many different types of projects, working with people of diverse background and translated many of the projects     between English and Arabic and vice versa.       

x       Generated annual and project-based forecasting in Both English and Arabic; maintained monthly YTD analysis and comparison between     actual and budget   lines, showing gross and net profits per contract/line     of business.

x       Created and designed layouts and marketing materials from inception       for a residential complex of 27 units!

x       Managed the analysis, design, and development of complete computer systems in both English and Arabic resulting in lower costs, faster service, greater profits,    and more reliable and inclusive Management Information Systems.

x       Managed many websites, performed internet research and studies,    updated daily contents.

x       Researched, Analyzed, Created and maintained Databases and Websites    in English and Arabic.

x       Identified and developed successful strategic alliances with AGFA, Selex, Canon, Konica, 3M, Lanier, OCE, UNISYS and 40 others for multinational office     automation and equipment companies, contributing to nearly  150% increase in sales.

          In many cases having to translate agreements into Arabic for the owners.

x       Researched and created Technology Alliance feasibility study and action plan for CDC’s National HIV/AIDS Partnership. Received unanimous approval and   mandate to move forward from national leadership.



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