Board of Directors of HCF Africa

Georges Hatem, President

Chairman, Chief-Executive-Officer and founder of CDS, Mr. Georges Hatem has more than 20 years of management consulting experience. Prior to establishing CDS in 1994, Mr. Hatem worked with prominent consulting firms in the West, where he actively participated in vision engineering, strategy definition, reorganization, and operations improvement projects for companies in the Gulf, the Middle-East, Europe, and the United States. His work also covered a variety of industries such as banking, insurance, construction, manufacturing, distribution, health care, and non-profit organizations.

As an expert with extensive experience across a multitude of sectors and countries, Mr. Hatem is often invited to speak about change management & family businesses, in local, regional, and international forums. Mr. Hatem holds a Master’s and a Post Master degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is also the Founder and President of the Philippe Hatem Foundation for a Happy Childhood.

Karim Hatem, member

Karim Hatem is an environmental student at Concordia University in Montreal. He is passionate about nature and the environment, renewable energies, waste management and spreading positive energy wherever possible. His first trip to Tanzania for the Happy Childhood Foundation, changed his vision of the world, and ever since, he strives to give the best of his knowledge and input to better the lives of children in Africa.

Rawad Habib, member

Since 2002, Rawad Habib has been involved in major building and infrastructure projects in Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Mozambique, Algeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Currently Director of Zerock Group for the area covering Central and East Africa, Rawad is putting his network and knowhow of the African market in the service of projects for underprivileged children.

Nabil Hatem, member

Nabil Hatem is an economist and econometrician, currently highly involved in public affairs in Lebanon. After having been a banker and an advisor in strategic development for major multi-national companies for many years, he used his knowledge and multi cultural experiences to become highly dedicated to contribute in relieving suffering, distressed, and underprivileged children, around the world, at the material, emotional, and spiritual levels, especially through his work with the Happy Childhood Foundation.