In September 2004, Nabil Sawabini founded and became Chairman and CEO of MENA Capital SAL. In 1996, he founded and became President and CEO of Middle East Capital Group (MECG), a regional Investment and Merchant Banking firm headquartered in Beirut. Mr. Sawabini was earlier with J P Morgan, where he spent twenty years in the US, Europe and the Middle East in positions of increasing responsibility, including Managing Director and Head of Global Asset Services, Head of International Securities Sales and Trading, Senior Vice President in Investment Banking and Specialized Finance (Petroleum, Shipping, and Commodities) as well as Treasury and Foreign Exchange. In 1991/1992, Mr. Sawabini was President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) Alumni of North America, after serving on the board for four years. He is also founder and Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Development Foundation (EDF), since its inception in 1999. He is also Chairman of several financial and real estate companies. Mr. Sawabini graduated from AUB with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
Executive Director and board member of Georges N. Frem Foundation. Rania Frem el Khoury started her professional career as Marketing and Business Development Manager at one of Indevco’s industrial manufacturing facilities in Lebanon from 1990 to 1998. Thereafter, she spearheaded the establishment of the non-profit organization originally named “Indevco Foundation” to perpetuate the vision, goals and practices of the Founder through pioneering programs aimed at fostering economic development and nurturing a pluralistic and democratic society. Mrs. Frem El-Khoury holds a business degree from the Lebanese American University and has attended several Management Development programs at leading educational institutions in the US and Europe. She also serves on the board of some key development organizations.
Board Member of Al Mawarid Bank S.A.L (2011 – present). Consultant for the Board of Directors of the Finance Bank S.A.L. (2009- present). Board Member of Casino du Liban (1997 - 2003) and (2010 – present).Vice-Governor of the Banque Du Liban (1985 – 1990) and (2003 – 2008). Board Member of the Druze Foundation for the Social Welfare (1982 – present) and Secretary General (1993 – 1995).Board Member and president of the Lebanese NGO Forum (1997 – 1999). Executive Director of the Association of Banks in Lebanon (1974 – 1978), and former Secretary General (by proxy) of the Association of Banks in Lebanon. Board Member of Intra Investment Company (1988 – 1990).
In Lebanon, Mr. Osseiran is a director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry; he is also a Chairman of “Sabil Water”, “MEICO”, LBCI and MIDCO. And he is as well director of other companies in Europe and the USA.Mr. Osseiran is a philanthropist and supports many needy causes in the country.
Chairman and General Manager of Rafic Gazzaoui & Co. s.a.l.; Gazzaoui and Partners – Qatar W.L.L. : Commercial companies running import, export, wholesale and distribution operations in Lebanon and Middle East. Vice Chairman and Board Member in offshore companies conducting investment and trading operations. Treasurer of the Nejmeh Football Club (1993 – 1997). Member in several welfare and charity organizations
Mr Walid Assaf: Chairman of the Board of Directors/ General Manager of (SMLC) Société Moderne Libanaise pour le Commerce (Bottler of Pepsi Cola in Lebanon), Chairman of the Board of Directors of (SMCD) Société Moderne Pour le Commerce et le Développement (Real Estate Company), Vice Chairman/ General Manager of Assaf Holding Co. (Majority owner of BBAC Bank), Member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries and member of the audit committee and The Risk committee, Member of the Board of Directors and Controller of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of the Industrial Research Institute of Lebanon, Member of the Board of Trustees for St. Jude Hospital - Children Cancer Center of Lebanon, Member of the Advisory Board of America- Mideast Educational and Training Services Inc. (AMIDEAST.)
Chairman of Kabab-ji SAL restaurant, Licensor of Kabab-ji Franchise worldwide, Chairman of K-Jee's holdings Limited, Chairman of Kabab-ji US LLC, member of the LFA, member d'Honneur de l' Academie National de Cuisine and Hospitality Annual Awards – Horeca – Lebanese Restaurant Franchise (2004).
B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech, U.S.A. Has managed construction contracting firms in Saudi Arabia since 1972. Currently Chairman and CEO of ARCON, a leading contracting firm in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.President of CONDEC, Construction and Development Co. in Beirut, Lebanon, involved in Real Estate Development, Construction and Construction Management. Member of Lebanon’s Syndicate of Engineers. Member of the Board of Trustees of AUST ( American University of Sience and Technology). Member of the Board of Signature Properties Co., a leading Real Estate company in Beirut, Lebanon.