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.
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 the Happy Childhood – Lebanon. 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.
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 HCF 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.
Carol Nader, member
Carol Nader is the mother of Philippe and an active, founding-member of the Happy Childhood 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 oversees the social aspect 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 as well as the Auction fundraiser committee for many years now. 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.
Chadia El Meouchy Naoum, member
Chadia is Managing Partner of Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm, a leading regional law firm in the Middle East, based in Lebanon and Qatar and is a member of the New York Bar.
Chadia has been recognized by Financial News as amongst the top 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance (2019). She was also recognized by International Financial Law Review IFLR Women Leaders Top 300 global (2018 and 2019).Chadia is the co-founder of the Middle East Leadership Initiative, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Aspen Corps of Moderators, and of the Aspen Leadership initiatives committee. Chadia is also a co-founder and board member of various NGOs and institutions including the Human Rights Watch Committee for Lebanon, Equality Now, Teach for Lebanon, Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies, and a member of the LLM Advisory Council at the LAU
Mia Bassoul, member
Georges Hage, member
Georges is a senior executive with proven track record in achieving strong returns on turnover and investments, business overall growth, performance transformations, changing organizational culture and quickly analyzing key business drivers and developing appropriate strategies in a very complex, competitive and unstable environments.
Georges has more than 36 years of expertise in management, finance, operations and development with an entrepreneurial track record.
Georges holds an MBA from European School of Management “ESCP/ESA” in Paris, a CHEBAP – Postgraduate in pre-stressed and reinforced concrete from the Centre des Hautes Etudes de la Construction in Paris, and a Master in Civil Engineering from Saint Joseph University – Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) in Beirut.
Youssef Dib, member
Mr. Dib is a weathered professional with over 35 years of banking experience.
He is currently General Manager of Saradar Bank, in charge of Private as well as Investment Banking, as well as Chairman of Swiss Financial House, the Geneva based wealth management arm of Saradar Group that he set up in 2019.
Mr. Dib holds a diploma from Hautes Ecoles Commerciales(HEC) Paris, the leading business school in France, with a major in finance. He is married and father of four sons. He has a keen interest in philanthropy and is a board member and President/Founder of a number of NGOs.
Among others, he is the co-founder and president of the Vivre Ensemble Foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de France. He was recently appointed Vice-President of the Fondation pour la gouvernance de l’Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), one of the leading and most prestigious universities in Lebanon, which oversees the Hôtel-Dieu de France as well, one of the oldest and largest hospitals in Lebanon. He chairs the Beirut committee of Life (Lebanese International Finance Executives), and is a member of the Lebanon committee of Human Rights Watch, as well as a director of the happy Childhood Foundation.