Maya was trained as an architect at AUB (American University of Beirut) and has a Master in History of Art from Sotheby’s Institute in New York. In the past eighteen years Maya has been an active entrepreneur founding several companies and being a leading member of the regional creative sector.
Maya has been honored to receive the following awards: the 2006 British Council’s Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year for Lebanon, 35 under 35 Global Women Entrepreneurs award in 2007 and “Rising Talent” by the Women’s Forum in France in 2008.
Maya was featured as a case study in the book “Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads: Success Stories from the Middle East and North Africa” by Debra Sherman at the Beyster Institute in America. Maya is a founding and current member of the following NGO’s and Organizations: LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business), LWAF (Lebanese Women Angel Fund), and the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region. Maya is also a regular speaker and moderator at conferences around the Middle East.