Maan Hamdan
Maan (Mark) Hamdan began his career with great zeal and vision, in spite of his limited financial resources. The encouragement of his family and the generosity of donors who funded grants and scholarships gave him the opportunities and the foundation of security to thrive.

Maan worked as a general manager and then a sales executive before before choosing the path of entrepreneurship. He has been at the helm of several companies. TechGenies, founded in 2015, is a software development company with global reach. Previous ventures in software include HR Technology and HRsmart, which specialized in software manufacture and management.

Maan knows how to create and develop profitable businesses and with a wealth of hands-on experience in his industry, he has become skilled at leadership and effective management.

Grateful for his successes and those who have supported him, Maan likes to pay it forward. Whether helping to rebuild a public library after it was destroyed by war or donating funds to his alma mater, The American University of Beirut, for a project on solar energy, Maan finds ways to give back.

Education Unbound is just the latest of Maan’s efforts to provide young people with the tools they need for a better education and future. Through financing and programming, Education Unbound will connect students in rural and underfunded communities to new technologies, sciences and the arts.

Maan received his B.E.E. in computer systems engineering from the American University in Beirut and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.