Ghassan Bejjani is a consultant and private investor based in Beirut and New York. He is the founder of Lebanon for Entrepreneurs, a diaspora-backed initiative to reinvigorate the IT start-up ecosystem in Lebanon. From 1998 to 2007, Ghassan was a General Partner of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, where he led investments in 20 expansion-stage companies across the software, communications, internet infrastructure, security and IT services sectors. Prior to that, from 1985 to 1998, Ghassan was at Morgan Stanley & Co, where he built and ran the Tokyo Derivatives software application and support group, led the IT Client Technology group, and created and ran the worldwide IT Strategic Investment and Business Development unit. Ghassan received an Engineering Diploma in Civil Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1983 and a dual M.S. in Civil Engineering and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985