Résumé :

  • Born in Beirut in 1963 (Registration: 554 Rmeil).
  • Rite: Greek Orthodox.
  • Parents: Elie Dimitri Chammas (deceased) and Liliane Hannoun.
  • Married to Violette Khalil Afeiche, with two daughters (Céline and Kelly) and a son (Carl).

Occupation: 

Financier, Businessman, Economist.

University studies:

Graduated with distinction from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard Business School.

Degrees:

Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration with a focus on the international economy.

Positions:  
  • General Secretary, Lebanese Economic Organizations.
  • Chairman, Beirut Traders Association.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees - Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Past President MIT Alumni Association (135,000 alumni).
  • Vice Chairman, Cedrus Bank s.a.l.
  • Managing Partner, Elie D. Chammas & Co.


Research and publications:  
  • “The knowledge-based economy and its impact on the Lebanese society and economy”.
    “The socio-economic future of Lebanon in questions”.
  • “Construction industry and its role in the Lebanese economy”.
  • “The political and economic context in Lebanon”.
  • Frequent interventions on Lebanese and Arab TV stations. Regular contributions to the national press.
  • Social and economic consulting missions to various ministries, public institutions and international organizations, focusing on Employment, Trade, Development, Investments, Finance, Competitivity and the Knowledge Economy.