Fadi Abboud

08 December 2009

A leading figure in the tourism industry in North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria

Fadi Abboud

Position: Tourism Minister, Lebanon

Biography: Fadi Abboud was appointed Toursim Minister in November after the formation of the country’s new government. He replaced Elie Marouni.

On his appointment, Abboud said he expected a 20 per cent rise in visitors to Lebanon. He also identified the upgrade of Beirut’s Rafiq Hariri airport as a priority. Abboud is an industrialist and runs two businesses set up by his family: General Packaging Industries Lebanon, of which he is president; and General Machines & Metal Processing Company, where he is a director. Abboud is also president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, a member of the Young President’s Organisation and a member of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce.

Abboud also sits on the board of trustees of the Entrepreneurial Development Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes entrepreneurship among the less privileged.

Contact: (+961) 1340940

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications