Walid Mourad joined HMML in 2004 as the Director of Field Operations for the Middle East. He was named to his current position in 2020. Prior to joining HMML, Mourad worked with the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART) program at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, from 1999 to 2003, managing projects in his native Lebanon. He holds a BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Science-Information Systems from Notre Dame University, Beirut.
Mourad oversees local field operations in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, where he is responsible for local partner digitization training, along with managing the various field operations digitization projects. In addition, he assists HMML’s Executive Director in establishing partnerships with religious leaders, academic institutions, and private organizations. A Maronite Christian, Mourad has forged relationships with both Christian and Muslim communities in several countries.
What he enjoys most about his work: “To start with, the positive energy, the knowledge, the professionalism and the trust among the people I work with is extremely motivating. In addition, being part of a minority, whose disappearing history and heritage is being saved and preserved, has been very engaging, which eventually developed into a passion for saving the world’s heritage.”