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Jade William Dagher founded EXPAND in 2002. He has over 18 years’ experience in banking, feasibility studies, and other financial planning services for individuals and small - and medium-sized businesses.

Jade is a Certified Management Consultant, CMC © and a member of the CMC-GI- Certified Management Consultants Global Institute. He has trained and operated in more than 13 countries in the MENA region and has acquired an outstanding experience dealing with more than 30 nationalities. Countries covered so far: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Kuwait, KSA (Riadh and Jeddah), Oman, Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Algeria and Cyprus.

Over 500 clients have participated in training workshops which Jade has conducted for the past 12 years. His Sales Team Development Program, which he has been delivering since 2006, has helped his clients realize significant growth ratios.

Jade and his team are driven by technology and up to date trends to develop businesses. The culture of EXPAND is always following the latest market updates and digital solutions to support companies grow exponentially. They have allied and worked with several ITC partners to integrate more sophisticated solutions for consulting to ensure that the development process is more practical and more tangible.

Jade is the trainer for the Citi Foundation-funded Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP). He is also a member of The Ideaz Prize’s panel of experts, a trainer and mentor for the Women Empowerment (WE) initiative at BLC bank, a judge for the “Grow my Business” competition, and a mentor for the Mowgli Foundation, and SME toolkit Initiative.

In March 2012, received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute-AMIDEAST in the recognition for the dedication to the Institute and to the Lebanese Entrepreneurs.

Jade was a university teacher in Sales Management and Risk Management.

He founded the Business NET, a group with members from different entrepreneurial backgrounds focused on the joint development of a positive mental attitude and a productive business approach, and is a volunteer consultant for INJAZ (a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide).

Jade became a certified Cisco Entrepreneur Institute facilitator after successfully completing the Institute Program Manager and Facilitator training in December 2010. He earned his Bachelor degree in banking and finance from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.

He is also a fire walker; he attended the“Unleash the Power Within” with Anthony Robbins in London.

Now Jade's mission is improving the standards of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lebanon and the region and building a bridge to cover the gap between the academic business world and the practical reality entrepreneurs are facing in these tough economics situations. Many conferences, kits and tools will be soon published in this regard. He believes in playing an important role to reduce immigration, fight unemployment and enhance family bonding. Jade believes that no one was born great but everyone can EXPAND!


EXPAND has achieved several projects such as: