Christelle Fakhoury is a serial entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in launching, co-founding, and building companies in Lebanon and the GCC.

With a certificate in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations from Harvard, she exited her first company of 250 employees and joined the digital startup world where she co-founded 2 tech startups (Jaleesa and Wave). She also worked as a consultant in business development for tech startups and SMEs in the region.

Today she is the founder of Escalate, a hands-on operation consulting service that helps founders build sustainable, scalable, and profitable companies.

She also provides coaching sessions and workshops for accelerators and incubators where she mainly helps startups reach operational excellence.


She is a mom of 2 and runs her business between Beirut, Paris, and Switzerland.