Rima Abou Mrad holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and an LL.M. (Master) degree in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University in Michigan. She speaks English, French, and Arabic, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish. She is currently pursuing a 2nd Master in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Non-Violent Education and is planning to pursue a doctorate in law.
Rima is very involved in the community. She joined the Rotaract Club of Beirut in 2004 and organized many community projects on the national and international level as well as professional development sessions and fundraising events for this club. In 2006, she was awarded “2006-2007 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship” in order to promote international understanding, Rotary District 2450 and earn a Master of Law in the U.S. During her stay in North America, she gave 50-plus presentations about Lebanon in order to promote international understanding. Rima was the President of the Rotaract Club of Beirut during the Rotary Year 2011-12.
In addition to her involvement with Rotary, she was a volunteer with Injaz Lebanon (a chapter of Junior Achievement International) between 2004 and 2011. She is a founding member of Pro-Toast Club (Toastmasters) and its 2011-12 Vice-President of Public Relations.
After receiving her LL.M. degree in Corporate and Finance Law and working as a law clerk at the Wayne County Corporation Counsel, in Detroit, Michigan, Rima returned to Lebanon. She worked as Head of PR, Communication and Marketing for Swan Group Holding. She also started giving various trainings about leadership, communication, non-violence, conflict resolution, mediation, social media and entrepreneurship. She is currently an Associate at Aziz Torbey Law Firm.