Mr. Mohamad Abdul Rahman El-Hout
Middle East Airlines Airliban
PERSONAL Place/Date of Birth: Beirut 1959 Nationality: Lebanese, French CAREER 1998-Present Chairman-Director General, Middle East Airlines AirLiban 1993-1998 Director of Real Estate and Financial Assets Department, Central Bank of Lebanon 1986-1993 Advisor to the Governor (Crisis Management), Central Bank of Lebanon 1981-1986 Joined the Central Bank as an Economist and promoted to Deputy Director of Statistics and Economic Studies Department LANGUAGES Arabic – English - French/Fair OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 2019-Present President of the Executive Committee, Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) 2004-2007 President of the Executive Committee, Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) 2017-Present Member of the Board of Governors, International Air Transport Association (IATA) 1998-2005 Member of the Board of Governors, International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2019-Present Member of the Audit Committee (IATA) ACHIEVEMENTS AT MEA Lead the restructuring of Middle East Airlines- Air Liban after two decades of heavy losses; which allowed the company to become profitable starting the year 2002 for fifteen consecutive years. Those Positive results were achieved under the most strained and difficult security and political times that Lebanon and the Middle East have faced. In 2008 MEA was ranked among the Top 25 Airlines Companies in the world in terms of both operating and Net Profit. In 2020 Middle East Airlines has managed the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis and ensured continuity using its own resources without any financial support from the Government EDUCATION 1984 MBA, American University of Beirut 1981 BA Economics, American University of Beirut 1977 Baccalaureate II – Al Makassed Al Horj School SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES 1990-Present President of Social Reform Association, Beirut 1996-Present Founding Member of the Conseil de Surveillance of Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), Beirut 2006-2014 Member of the Board of Trustees, Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association in Beirut 2012- Present Member of the Board of Trustees – Rafic Hariri University 2016- 2023 Member of the Board of Trustees of “Dar El Ajaza” DECORATIONS 2004 Ordre de Rio Branco, rank Commander, Brazil 2004 Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, rank Chevalier, France 2005 National Order of the Cedar, rank Commander, Lebanon 2011 Ordre de Leopold, rank Officer, Belgium 2012 Order of the Italian Star (OSI) rank Officer, Italy 2014 Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, rang Officier, France 2019 Officers Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Spain
All Sessions by Mr. Mohamad Abdul Rahman El-Hout
PANEL V: Can Emigrants be a Catalyst for the Recovery of Services?
- How the recovery is likely to take shape?
- What Industries are Likely to Drive the Recovery?
- Potential Role of Emigrants in the Recovery of Key Industries?
- Needed reforms to Bolster Emigrants Confidence and Encourage them to Start Investing Again in Lebanon.