Hany Anan

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Hany Anan is an Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the American University of Beirut, minoring in Mathematics. Since high school, Hany was passionate about serving his community by participating in many community service and volunteering programs. His hard work and passion for a better future helped him to receive a full university scholarship to study at AUB provided by ULYP (Unite Lebanon Youth Project). During his university years, Hany gave more than 20 mentoring and training programs for youth about social innovation and entrepreneurship. He also worked on an online educational platform startup “ToRead” (previously known as EduZone) that helped thousands of students in Lebanon in their academic difficulties and challenges.

In 2019, Hany was described by Hult Prize as “The student who saw his success in making all students succeed!” 


Expected 2021 August 2017
American University of Beirut

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor in Mathematics

July 2017 September 2016
Jamil Rawass Public Highschool

Lebanese Baccalaureate, General Sciences section with distinction

July 2016 October 2003
Ecole Libanais des Frères

Work Experience

May 2020
UNDP Lebanon
Web-developer and Advisory Board Member

Develop and maintain the website of the Youth Leadership Programme at UNDP and work
in coordination with partners on technical implementation of the program. Advisory Board
Member representing UNDP YLP in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

May 2019
Founder and CEO

Develop an educational platform that offers equal and reliable educational resources for
students in Lebanon. toreadlb.com

September 2018
International College
Course Teacher 

Teach a social entrepreneurship course for middle school students where I teach students
how to use technology to solve social problems using entrepreneurship mindset

December 2017
Riyada for Social Innovation SAL
Trainer and Mentor

Help in non-technical and technical aspects and mentor in training programs for youth to
learn more about social entrepreneurship and how to use technology for social good

November 2020 3 Months
FinFirst Capital
Web Developer

Worked on developing the company’s financial technology (Multi-country and Multilanguage) website using WordPress Multisite and linking the front-end with Rest APIs

November 2017 3 Years, 3 Months

Work as a freelancer on developing multilanguage websites using WordPress, Moodle
CMS, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS

November 2016 2 Years, 6 Months
EduZone Lebanon
Founder and General Manager

Develop the first educational platform in Lebanon (eduzonelb.com) which includes 63,000
user and help them with their educational and academic difficulties

Other Experiences

Hackathon and Competitions
  • (2020) AUB | USJ Hackathon for fighting fake news
  • (2020) New York University Abu Dhabi Coding Hackathon
  • (2019) BalaFabrakeh Hackathon: Fighting fake news
  • (2019) Build it Weekend
  • (2018) Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering Hackathon at AUB
  • (2017) Global Classroom Model United Nations
Event Organizer
  • (2019) A Web for Change series of workshops, organizer and trainer
  • (2019) Mathematics Excellence Competition (MEC 2.0), General Manager
  • (2018) Engineering Design Challenge, Outreach team Leader
  • (2018) Design Behind the Game for refugees, workshop organizer and instructor
  • (2018) Mathematics Excellence Competition (MEC 1.0), General Manager
  • (2018) Book Exchange Campaign at Jamil Rawas Public School, Founder
Selected Speaking Experience
  • (2020) United Nations Academic Impact, The Advocacy Summit - Speech title: Effective Leadership
  • (2020) Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Design Post Covid - Speech title: Success is not about Luck!
  • (2019) Hult Prize, USEK Zahle - Speech title: How to pitch your project

Awards and Achievments

Injaz Al Arab December 2020
Best Company Award in the Arab Region

Participated as the CEO of ToRead representing the best company in Lebanon and received the highest rank award in the Arab Region known as The Soraya Salti Company of the Year

MasterCard December 2020
Excellence in Technology Award

Participated as the CEO of ToRead and received the excellence in technology award based on the solution provided for Mastercard

Injaz Lebanon October 2020
Recipient of the Best Company Award

Participated as the CEO of ToRead during the Young Entrepreneurship Competition and
represented Lebanon on the regional level

American University of Beirut Juy 2020
Recipient of the Salwa Sanioura Baasiry Award

Received the award for the most impactful volunteering work and community service with
academic excellence

New York University Abu Dhabi, April 2020
Participant representing Lebanon and AUB

Worked on developing solutions for vulnerable people by developing a platform during
three days hackathon that involved 130 participants from different countries

Asfari challenge for Social Innovation April 2020
Start-up Incubator winner

Worked on a project of providing online education in Lebanon, pitched the idea in front of
judges, and received fund from the Asfari Foundation

Millennium Fellowship December 2019
Campus Director and Fellow

Work in collaboration with the United Nations Academic Impact on giving trainings for
university students on how to work on their own initiatives toward solving social problems
and achieving the UN 2030 SDGs

Youth Leadership Program by UNDP September 2019
Top 5 in the Semi-Finals

Pitched start-up idea that solves a social problem related to the SDGs and was chosen
between top 5 ideas under Riyada’s partnership to pitch in the Final stage

Hosson Halabi Yassir Foundation August 2019
Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate scholarship to continue a Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Unite Lebanon Youth Project June 2019
Bridge Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate full scholarship to continue a Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Lebanese American University April 2019
Case Competition 2nd Place winner

Planed and suggested solutions for real life problems faced by Beirut Municipality, UBER, Leo Burnett, and Ghandour Chocolate

Al Ghurair Foundation for Education January 2019
Ambassador in Lebanon and Turkey Hub

Represent the foundation, its mission and values; strengthen collaboration among AGFE
scholars and work on high-impact projects within the community.

American University of Beirut October 2017
Wooden Bridge Weight Endurable Winner

Built a wooden bridge as part of a FEAA 200 course competition taken by all engineering
students at the university

The Nawaya Network September 2017
Start-up Incubator winner

Built a wooden bridge as part of a FEAA 200 course competition taken by all engineering
students at the university

Al Ghurair Foundation for Education April 2017
STEM Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate full scholarship based on academic excellence to pursue a
Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Ecole Libanais des Frères June 2014
Highschool Merit Scholarship

Received a merit-based scholarship to continue my highschool education at the Ecole
Libanais des Frères

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