Lebanese people are famous for being successful all around the world! In every country where there is a Lebanese community, you can find Lebanese stars shining upon the country that they reside.
Every year, Arabian Business shares a list called Dubai 100: the most influential people in the emirate. Among these highly successful people are 10 Lebanese people!
Here are the 10 Lebanese people that have a huge success in UAE!
#1 Elie Khouri
Occupation: CEO of Omnicom Media Group (MENA).
Achievement: “His foresight has contributed to his group leading from the front in terms of tech, data, content and anything in between, helping its clients to stay ahead of the curve in the process.”
#2 Osman Sultan
Occupation: CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company
Achievement: “He has driven Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) to become a key player in the region, with around 8.3 million mobile customers and more than 555,000 fixed line subscribers.”
#3 Joelle Mardinian
Occupation: Founder of Maison de Joelle and Clinica Joelle and a host of a makeover show called Joelle
Achievement: “She was appointed regional creative director for Max Factor in 2010 and has been featured in four global TV commercials for the brand.”
#4 Farid Chedid
Occupation: Founder, chairman, and CEO of Chedid Capital Holding in addition to Seib Insurance Company.
Achievement: “He has been named a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK, for his outstanding achievements.”
#5 Pierre Choueiri
Occupation: Chairman and CEO of Choueiri Group
Achievement: “Choueiri Group markets and manages advertising space for 28 satellite and one terrestrial television stations, 13 print titles, 14 radio stations, and over 40 web portals.”
#6 Alex Saber
Occupation: Chairman of Publicis Media ME
Achievement: “He helped to grow its MENA business by more than 50 percent.”
#7 Rafic Fakih
Occupation: Managing Director of McDonald’s in the UAE
Achievement: “He has also driven McDonald’s UAE’s involvement in the community, overseeing various initiatives to promote an active lifestyle and humanitarian and environmental causes.”
#8 Bilal Ballout and Mohamad Khachab
Occupation: CEO and COO of Baklawa Made Better
Achievement: The business has offices in “Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the US and Russia, as well as opening up sales channels in over 30 countries.”
#9 Ziad Ghosn
Occupation: Founder of Nomadic Capital Limited
Achievement: “The business recently received the International Business Excellence Award for best innovation in food and beverage.”
#10 Randa El Assaad
Occupation: CEO of Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects and Engineers
Achievement: “The firm boasts an annual project capital value of nearly $3bn.”