Chantal Abou Jaoude founded her company, EDGE, in Lebanon in 2004 during her engineering studies, followed by a branch in Iraq and further expansions in the MENA region since then. Its services include setting up and equipping vehicle service facilities as well as governmental vehicle inspection centers.
In 2016, she founded MAHA Middle East FZE, a regional subsidiary for a leading German equipment manufacturer (MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co.KG), handling the Automotive Aftermarket Project activities in the Levant, Arabian Gulf, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a recent expansion to West Africa.

Chantal Abou Jaoude co-teaches courses on venture acceleration at AUB.
She was awarded multiple international recognitions and awards for being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry, and she is always keen on assisting young entrepreneurs in their endeavors.

She is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut.