Board of Directors of HCF Lebanon

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.

Anthony Iliya, Vice President

Anthony Iliya is a retired investment banker who came back to Lebanon in early 2013. Having had prior experience with children charities, he joined the board of HCF Lebanon to work on the foundation’s strategic direction and coordinating the fundraising approach.

Fady Ziade, Secretary

Founder and Managing Partner of Fady Ziadé Law Firm established in Beirut in 1979. The firm has acquired a solid reputation for offering a full range of quality legal services and pro bono assistance, including Philippe Hatem Foundation for a Happy Childhood. The firm cooperates with prominent law firms in Europe, the USA and the Middle East.

Myrna Massoud, Treasurer

Myrna acts as the President of Happy Chidhood Partnership within the Foundation. She has earned her Master’s degree in sociology and has always managed to create links between the two worlds of business and of charitable associations. “Being useful to society has always been my motto” she keeps repeating. Myrna carries the flag of beneficence with all the sincerity, all the simplicity, and all the pride, there is. She intends to keep it waving as high as possible, as if watching upon the smiling faces of the children and of those who accompany them.

Sharis Alexandrian, member

Jasmine Busson, member

I joined the Family Business after graduating from Business Marketing. Since I can remember, I have always been passionate about horses. I believe that the connection you create with your horse is very deep and can teach you as a person how to be patient, disciplined, amongst many other things. Going further with my passion, I have opened a stable in Lebanon called “Equestrian Circle” and have integrated the equitherapy program which caters to the development and behavior of special children. Being part of Happy Childhood Foundation is a great honor for I can continue to develop tools to further improve children’s skills and draw a smile on every child’s face.

Vladimir Djurovic, member

Vladimir Djurovic is the founder of Vladmir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, a firm based in Lebanon devoted to creating meaningful projects across the globe. Ever since he can remember, nature has been his passion.  Getting people closer to it turned out to be his mission. Vladimir is helping PHF with everything he can to try and make a difference.

Mansour Dib, member

Mansour studied medicine at USJ in Beirut before going to the US to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. Upon his return to Lebanon in 2007, he worked at AUBMC before moving to Hotel Dieu de France in December 2012 to be the Medical Director of the LHRC.

Nassima Ghanem, member 

Nassima Ghanem worked as an executive at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon for more than 12 years where she was the Head of the Library and Documentation Department, where she was responsible for the implementation of nationwide projects in the field of business development, economics, agriculture, international trade and intellectual property rights. She is happy to use her experience and knowledge by heading the communication committee of the Happy Childhood Foundation.

Joe Issa El Khoury, member

Joe W. Issa-El-Khoury is Executive Director at M1 Group. For many years, he served as Chairman-General Manager of Saradar Investment House, the investment banking arm of Saradar Group. After several years at Merrill Lynch in Paris, he joined the Méditerranée Group in Lebanon as Deputy General Manager of Méditerranée Investment Bank. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from AUB and a MBA from INSEAD.

Carol Nader, member

Carol Nader is the mother of Philippe and an active, founding-member of the Philippe Hatem Foundation from its very beginning. She had used her extensive work with incarcerated women, and her experience as the mother of a child with spinal cord injury to learn as much as possible and give back. She heads the committee in charge of the Laetitia Hatem Rehabilitation Center and says she loves rehabilitation challenges. Her motto? “What is not given is lost”

Amira Rizk, member

Amira Rizk is the owner of a company specialized in retail and wholesale. She uses her experience in event organizing for the yearly fundraising of HCF, heading the Gala Dinner fundraiser committee for the past three years. She is proud to use her experience and knowledge in developing HCF’s funds and contributing to the happiness of underprivileged children.

Saada Sehnaoui, member

With a master’s degree in industrial business, Saada Sehnaoui has worked for more than 15 years in the field of printing press and has acquired an extensive business experience. Indeed, she intends to put her academic and professional skills to the service of the Foundation. Saada has been there since the very beginning of the foundation and has watched it grow. Saada is driven by her own enthusiasm and sense of voluntarism and altruism to bring a smile into the hearts of the children, especially those less fortunate and less privileged.

For all these reasons, Saada is among us.