16 under 30: Mayfrid S. Chehlaoui

16 under 30: Mayfrid S. Chehlaoui



Mayfrid S. Chehlaoui, 30
Co-founder, Divvy Restaurants, business development manager, Lebanon

BA in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing
Master’s in Management, specialization in Finance
Place of study
American University of Beirut
ESSEC Grande Ecole, France
First job
Auditor at KPMG, France
“Do one thing every day that scares you. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
Ultimate goal in life
“Make a difference.”
Advice for the next generation
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do. So, be crazy! Never settle for ordinary, keep pushing your limits. Your time is limited, so have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Mayfrid Chehlaoui was born in France and raised between Paris, London and Beirut, before her family settled in Lebanon when she was aged 16. Having acquired her Bachelor’s degree, Chehlaoui joined the renowned advertising agency BBDO as an account executive,  before enrolling in a Master’s in Management program at ESSEC business school (Grande Ecole). In 2013, her family sold its shares in Roadster Diner, at which point Chehlaoui seized the opportunity to return to Beirut and develop Divvy.

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