Born in

Beirut in 1963 (Registration: 554 Rmeil).


Greek Orthodox.


Elie Dimitri Chammas (deceased) and Liliane Hannoun.

Married to

Violette Khalil Afeiche


Two daughters (Céline and Kelly) and a son (Carl).


Financier, Businessman, Economist.

Nicolas E. Chammas is a Lebanese Greek Orthodox public figure. He was born in Beirut in 1963.

He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and an Masters degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Economy.

He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School.

Nicolas is an economist, financier and businessman.

He is currently the General Secretary of the Lebanese Economic Organizations and the President of the Beirut Traders Association, he sits on the Board of Trustees of MIT and is the past president of the MIT Alumni Association worldwide. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cedrus Bank SAL, owning 15% of the shares of the bank, and the Managing Partner of the Elie D. Chammas & Co.


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


Bachelor of Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Master of Business Administration with a focus on international economy, Harvard Business School.

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”.
  • Social and economic advisory missions to various ministries, public institutions and international organizations, focusing on employment, trade, development, investment, finance and competitiveness.
  • Frequent interventions on Lebanese and Arab TV stations. Regular contributions to the national press.

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