Board of Directors

Nasser Chammaa - Chairman and General Manager

Nasser Chammaa - Chairman of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, PhD operations research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Berkeley.

Chairman of the Board and General Manager since Solidere's inception in May 1994.

Other activities

Since 2007: Chairman and CEO of Solidere International Limited, DIFC. SI's object is to identify, promote, purchase, invest in, develop, market and manage real estate projects in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin, by leveraging the brand name, know-how and established development processes of Solidere.

Member of the board of trustees of Prince of Wales’ School of Traditional Arts, London. The School’s courses offer a comprehensive understanding of the philosophy and practical skills of craftsmanship at post-graduate level, leading to Masters and doctoral degrees validated by the University of Wales.

Member of the Arab Business Council, affiliated with the World Economic Forum.

2001-2005: Chairman of the board of trustees and president of the executive committee for the Children Cancer Center of Lebanon, a Lebanese non-profit center he founded for the treatment of children afflicted with cancer, in affiliation with St. Jude Children Research Hospital, US.

Order of the Cedar (Officer), 2004.

Previous positions

Head of the board of founding members of Solidere; head of operations and maintenance at Saudi Oger Ltd, a leading regional contracting, operations, maintenance and telecom provider operating in the Middle East, France and Africa;  International Telecommunications Union, Bell Laboratories.

Ghazi Youssef - Vice Chairman

Ghazi Youssef - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2018.

Other activities

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Middle East Airport Services.
Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee at Cedrus Invest Bank.
Board Member of MedSecurities Investment s.a.l.

Previous positions

Economic Advisor to the late Prime Minister H.E. Rafik Hariri.
Secretary General for the Higher Council for Privatization.
Member of the Lebanese Parliament, 2005 - 2018.

 

 

Ziad Abou Jamra - Vice Chairman

Ziad Abou Jamra - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, graduate of the American University of Beirut in Business Administration. CMT Charterholder.
Deputy General Manager of Solidere. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2018. Member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees at Solidere.

Other activities

Chairman of Fidus Investments Cyprus Ltd.
Chairman and Board Member of various real estate development companies.
Board Member of 3angle Capital.

Previous positions

Head of Capital Markets at Fidus SAL – SGBL Group.
Head of Trading at Fidus SAL – SGBL Group.
Managed and completed multiple real estate development projects in Lebanon.

 

 

Tarek Chehab - Secretary of the Board

Tarek Chehab - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, holds a Master’s degree in Management – major in Finance, from the University of Dauphine, Paris. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2018.

Other activities

Deputy General Manager, Head of the Commercial Division - Retail, Corporate and Private Banking - SGBL.
Board member Fidus s.a.l.
Chairman of Sogelease Liban.

Previous positions

Group Financial Controller - Tactel Group.
Senior Consultant - United Group Consultants.

 

 

Makram Abboud - Board Member

Makram Abboud - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, graduate of McGill University School of Management, Montreal. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2012.

Other activities

Vice Chairman of VTB Capital International.

Previous positions

Managing Director - Head of Emerging Market and Middle East Sales at Nomura and at Merrill Lynch.
Head of Emerging Market and Middle East Sales at UBS Bank.
At Pricewaterhouse Coopers, held various managerial positions roles in the US, France and Ukraine.

 

 

Mohamed Choucair - Board Member

Mohammad Choucair - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, MBA graduate of the International Business School, Paris and graduate in French Civilization Studies at the Sorbonne University. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2018.

Other activities

Minister of Telecommunications
Board Member at Patchi International sal
Chairman of Echtab Holding sal
Chairman of Ekar Estate Capital sal
Founder and Board Member of Benchmark sal – real estate
Shareholder and Board Member of Star Brands spa, Algeria - Procter & Gamble, Nestlé
Chairman of the Economic Organization in Lebanon
Acting President of the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry – ASCAME
Bureau Member of the Lebanese Economic & Social Council
Member in advisory Board in Beirut Arab University faculty of Business Administration
Member in the advisory Board for the faculty of business and management of the Balamand university
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Fiji in Lebanon
Vice-Chairman of the General Union of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of the Arab Countries – GUCCIAAC
Chairman of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Lebanon – FCCIAL
Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut & Mount-Lebanon – CCIA-BML
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center
Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce Franco-Lebanese – CCFL
Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce-Lebanon–ICC-Lebanon
Co-founder and associate of the Programme « Bader » for young entrepreneurs

Order of Spanish Civil Merit - Cross Officer
Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation
Order of Merit of the Republic of Lebanon – Frist Grade, Gold
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Grade Officer
National Order of Merit of the French Republic – Grade Knight

Previous positions

Vice-Chairman of the Office for Economic Cooperation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East – OCEMO
President of the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry – ASCAME
Co-founder and Board Member of the Lebanese Franchise Association-LFA
Honorary Consul of the Republic of San Marino

 

 

Nader Hariri - Board Member

Nader Hariri - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2018.

Other activities

Holds a broad portfolio of investments covering energy, telecom and technology.
Vice President of a leading Lebanese sports club.

Previous positions

Chief of Staff to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Chairman and Board Member of various technology companies, telecom operators and ISPs in Lebanon and the Middle East through a private equity firm.
Founder of real estate firms focusing on large community development projects.
Co-founder and chairman of various NGOs promoting entrepreneurship, leadership and youth.

 

 

Rani Karimeh - Board Member

Rani Karimeh - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, holder of a Master’s in Management and a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Marketing from the Lebanese American University, as well as a Certificate of Certified Public Accountant from the University of Illinois. Member of the Solidere Board of Directors since August 2021.

Other activities

Deputy General Manager and Group Chief Financial Officer of Solidere.

Previous positions

Chief Financial Officer for Solidere International PLC.
Senior Manager at Ernst & Young.
Senior External Auditor at Arthur Andersen.
Regional Finance Manager / BPA for the Middle East at Novartis Oncology.

 

 

Raymond Noujaim - Board Member

Ricardo Rahme - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, MBA graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and holder of a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Member of the Solidere Board of Directors since August 2021.

Other activities

Responsible for a family-owned confectionery company operating in West Africa.
CEO of SOPAL, a company based in the Ivory Coast that manufactures chewing-gum under license from Mondelez International.
Managing director of Ets Noujaim Frères, a candy manufacturing company based in Senegal.

Previous positions

Head of Business Development, Alshaya Retail in the Middle East (2002-2006)
Managing Director, Starbucks Middle East (2006-2008)

 

 

Raphael Sabbagha - Board Member

Raphael Sabbagha - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national. College degree: B.E. Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut (1973). Post graduate MBA courses in Université Saint Joseph Beirut (1985). Member of Solidere's Board of Directors since May 1994.

Other activities

Real Estate and Land Development since beginning of career (1973).
Full owner and/or partner in several Real Estate and Contracting companies.
Board Member of Zeitunay Bay.

Previous positions

Founder and former Secretary General of Solidere (1992-2018).
Former Co-Chairman of Beirut Waterfront Development SAL (Zeitunay Bay) (2007-2014).

 

 

Raja Salame - Board Member

Raja Salame - Member of the Board - Solidere

Lebanese national, graduate of the American University of Beirut in Business Administration and Economics. Member of Solidere Board of Directors since July 2012.

Other activities

Set up in 2003 Real estate and Financial Investments, Beirut, a consultancy office for high net worth individuals, developers and financial companies. Acted as investor in several of these projects in Lebanon and Europe.

Previous positions

Local chief representative of the Republic National Bank of New York (now part of HSBC).
Twenty years experience in hospitality business in Lebanon and France.