Faces that make Pöyry Great - Yara Tannoury's Story

'I feel a great responsibility to perform the best I can towards our clients, at all times.'

As a Pöyry HPO builder, I am continuously encouraged to challenge the status quo, think out-of-the-box and act as a real ‘intrapreneur’

In 2014, I received my B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese American University. After working for a couple of years in Lebanon, I realised what I wanted: to go international and specialise in the energy sector. That’s how I joined the Thermal and Renewables department in Pöyry Dubai in May 2016.

Being given the opportunity to participate in the transformation strategy and to make a difference towards an HPO organisation directly is my motivation to “get up, dress up and show up”. As a millennial and one of the youngest in the company, engaging with a pool of amazing experts in a global community contributes to my career development on a daily basis. Not only do I learn balance, loyalty, adapting to cultural differences and interpersonal skills, but I can also offer an innovative, creative outlook on things with a twist.  

The Middle East is a region with big potential and organisations here consult Pöyry when they need high-value offerings and answers to fundamental strategic questions, and so I feel a great responsibility to perform the best I can towards our clients, at all times.

As a Pöyry HPO builder, I am continuously encouraged to challenge the status quo, think out-of-the-box and act as a real ‘intrapreneur’. Instead of telling employees what numbers they need to hit, Pöyry asks us how we can help contribute to the bigger picture – this gives us ownership of the value of our accomplishments, and pride in our contributions. In short, I’m delighted to be a member of an international organisation celebrating its 60th successful year in business as a globally-trusted partner.