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Bassem Kharrat

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Bassem Kharrat

Beirut - Lebanon | +961 71 711584 |[email protected]



SEP 2010 – Current        Management consultant - MSE Management Consulting                                                         Lebanon and MENA

MSE is a consulting firm specialized in providing solutions to organizations seeking operational efficiency and business performance optimization. MSE experts & partners, previously working at Booz & co., assisted more than 200 companies in 15 countries in MENA region in many fields of activities such as developing strategies, transforming organizations, and optimizing business processes.


                                              Areas of Experience:

  • Organizational Restructuring and Transformation
  • Participated in restructuring projects for 2 major retail companies - Le Charcutier Aoun (1800 employees) and Khoury Home Appliances (1400 employees)                                                               Lebanon
  • Took part in the full transformation program over a year for “Freyssinet Saudi Arabia” - a large contracting company in KSA (3400 employees)                                                                                        KSA
  • Planned and conducted interviews with key stakeholders to breakdown each operational and support activities, to collect relevant information and data
  • Analyzed the current situation of companies in order to develop operating models and organizational structures that detail the new functional roles and responsibilities
  • Reviewed and updated job profiles for the companies under restructure
  • Optimized and developed policies, procedures and processes for core organization’s activities
  • Put together a comprehensive manual describing the business operations including all the forms and processes


  • Quality Management System Implementation
  • Lead the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 standard (Quality Management System) in 7 companies
  • Built organizational charts and process maps  for the company
  • Developed operational processes and procedures to clarify the interaction among the functions
  • Improved the quality system throughout the organization
  • Analyzed and evaluated current practices according to international standards
  • Developed internal audit plans, audit checklists and conducted internal audits and assessments
  • Developed monitoring tools and performance indicators, and ensured their implementation within organizations


  • Corporate Governance
  • Took part in  Corporate Governance for two major retail organizations in Lebanon
  • Participated in the assessment of client’s existing situation
  • Assisted in developing the governance structure including board of directors and all related management committees such as Executive, Independent, and Auditing committees
  • Prepared a presentation including 9 modules related to Corporate Governance


FEB – AUG 2010              Quality Champion - NESTLE Waters                                                                                           Beirut, Lebanon

                                              Internship – Quality Champion

  • Conducted a study on Non-Quality Costs in the factory and achieved considerable progress in several departments and production lines
  • Updated the implementation of the Nestle Quality Management System in the factory
  • Analyzed and improved existing processes in the factory and head office
  • Conducted internal audits and participated in multiple training programs and conferences hosted by Nestle Waters
  • Worked in Nestle Quality Lab and conducted many physical, chemical and microbiological tests


JUNE – AUG 2007           Bureau VERITAS                                                                                                                                                 Beirut, Lebanon
Two month summer training – Quality Controller/Inspector

  • Conducted inspections and quality control on exported products
  • Worked on solving emerging problems from customers and kept records of the work done in adherence to standards




2005 - 2010                        Saint Joseph University – Faculty of Engineering                                                                               Beirut, Lebanon                     

                                              Bachelor in Industrial Engineering – Average: 14.5/20 – Rank: 2nd

                                              Specialization in Food Industry at Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais (Fifth year)               Beauvais, France


2005                                     Collège des Sœurs des Saints-Cœurs                                                                                                                 Lebanon

Lebanese Baccalaureate - General Sciences




August 2012                       ISO 9001 Quality Mgt. System Lead Auditor by Canadian Standard Association                                        Lebanon

October 2011                     Sales Strategies by Starmanship                                                                                                                          Lebanon

August 2011                       ISO 14001:2004- Environmental Mgt. System - Essentials by Canadian Standard Association                Lebanon

June 2011                           ISO 9001:2008- Quality Mgt. System - Essentials by Canadian Standards Association                              Lebanon

April 2004                           Certificate of achievement in Personal Economics by Bank Audi                                                                 Lebanon




Soft Skills                             High Communication, Managerial and Leadership Skills. High Planning and Follow up skills


Languages                           English – French – Arabic (Read, Spoken, and Written)


Computer skills                  Autocad, Matlab, SPSS, Excellent in Microsoft Office:  PowerPoint - Excel - Word





Social Activities

  • Part of the organizing committee of the Zahle Marathon 2004                                                                                   
  • Delegate of class in school for five consecutive years and president of the student committee club the last year: organization of activities, projects, and graduations      
  • Delegate of my class in USJ for two consecutive years                                                                                                  
  • Part of the ESIB Rally Paper organization in 2008 and other local Rally Papers


  • Tennis, Swimming, Renewable energy (member in Craft Lebanon)




References Available Upon Request