100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Mayada Baydas
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Mayada Baydas

Industry: Banking and Finance

Company: Development Innovations Group

Designation: MD

Country: Lebanon

A leading expert in the field of development finance, Dr Mayada Baydas has more than twenty years of research and practical experience in the commercialisation of microfinance through service companies and banking sector partnerships. As a specialist in microfinance market assessment, Baydas has conducted extensive research in examining the provision of financial and non financial services to the working poor.

At the Development Innovations Group, she helps to provide micro-financing to the world’s poor by providing technical assistance and training, from start up operations to ongoing institutional support. The group also assists commercial banks to downscale and provide sector wide analysis of financial regulations and markets. The founder and former head of AMEEN sal, Lebanon’s largest microfinance organisation, Baydas has also served as a lecturer at the University of California and has published several professional publications.