Salim Eddé is a Lebanese expatriate living in Paris. He is the eldest son of Michel Edde, a lawyer and a politician who held various Lebanese ministerial posts between 1966 and 1998.
Michel Eddé was a Lebanese politician who entered politics in 1966 when he accepted President Charles Helou’s request to participate in the government of Rachid Karamé as Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Minister of Information.
Salim Eddé is one of the two co-founders of the Murex group, a leading provider of software systems for the financial markets, based in Paris.
After studying at Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour in Lebanon, Salim Eddé was forced to continue his studies abroad in 1976 due to the Lebanese civil war.
He then joined the École Polytechnique in France, from which he graduated in 1980. He studied chemical engineering at MIT and then an MBA specializing in finance at the University of Chicago.
After working as a chemical engineer in Saint-Nazaire, he co-founded Murex with Laurent Néel in 1986, which became the world leader in risk management computer software for the financial markets. He was joined by his brothers Jean-Gabriel and Maroun and his brother-in-law Philippe Hélou between 1987 and 1992.
The company now has more than 2,500 employees in several cities such as Paris, New York, Beirut, Tokyo, Singapore, Dublin, and Sydney.
Salim Eddé also founded the Beirut Minerals Museum in 2013. It is one of the most important private collections of minerals in the world, with more than 2000 crystals.
Committed to his country of origin, he supports several associations and helps Lebanese schools and universities such as the University of Saint Joseph (USJ).