President's word

Dear friends of excellence,

I welcome you to the digital realm of the “Cercle des Dirigeants”, as whose president I have the honor to serve. As circle of economic decision makers in Lebanon and the Arab region, we provide a platform for all those who share a broad vision of strategic development while also sharing common interests and restraints in operating organizations that search for economic excellence and responsibility.

The CDD under this mission is best defined as an amalgamation of a Business Club and a training program designed to support and develop organizational leaders in their vision. Its mission entails, among other activities, to allow Lebanese and regional leaders to meat in conferences, panel discussions and other various meetings to ensure a positive work dynamic and create synergies with Lebanese and international groups. Its training vision is realized through a Leadership Accelerator Program that the CDD has created in collaboration with the ESA Business School.

Under our vision, we work to widen the reach of organizations and corporate leaders in the Middle East, specifically strengthening the links between our members and the French business realm. We are seeking to become known as a consortium of Lebanese and regional businessmen that create bridges with French businessmen and France, through education and interaction on corporate and personal levels.

It is our purpose in the CDD and all our initiatives to foster professionalism and leadership, to be an added value not just to our organizations but to our societies in Europe, the Arab world and beyond, and to create a difference that matters.

Honorary Members

  • Jean-Paul Vermès

    Jean-Paul Vermès

    Vice – President - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Philippe Houzé

    Philippe Houzé

    CEO Galeries Lafayette Group
  • Stéphane Abrial

    Stéphane Abrial

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Office Safran
  • Patrick Thomas

    Patrick Thomas

    CEO Hermès Group
  • Thibault Lanxade

    Thibault Lanxade

    Vice- President MEDEF
  • Marc Saikali

    Marc Saikali

    Director - France 24
  • Antar Daouk

    Antar Daouk

    CEO - Transaco
  • Franck Bournois

    Franck Bournois

    General Director ESCP Europe
  • Ghadi El Khoury

    Ghadi El Khoury

    Director of Political Affairs Lebanese Embassy in France
  • Patrice Paoli

    Patrice Paoli

    Director - Centre de Crise et de Soutien du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International
Dear friends of excellence,

I welcome you to the digital realm of the “Cercle des Dirigeants”, as whose president I have the honor to serve. As circle of economic decision makers in Lebanon and the Arab region, we provide a platform for all those who share a broad vision of strategic development while also sharing common interests and restraints in operating organizations that search for economic excellence and responsibility.

The CDD under this mission is best defined as an amalgamation of a Business Club and a training program designed to support and develop organizational leaders in their vision. Its mission entails, among other activities, to allow Lebanese and regional leaders to meat in conferences, panel discussions and other various meetings to ensure a positive work dynamic and create synergies with Lebanese and international groups. Its training vision is realized through a Leadership Accelerator Program that the CDD has created in collaboration with the ESA Business School.

Under our vision, we work to widen the reach of organizations and corporate leaders in the Middle East, specifically strengthening the links between our members and the French business realm. We are seeking to become known as a consortium of Lebanese and regional businessmen that create bridges with French businessmen and France, through education and interaction on corporate and personal levels.

It is our purpose in the CDD and all our initiatives to foster professionalism and leadership, to be an added value not just to our organizations but to our societies in Europe, the Arab world and beyond, and to create a difference that matters.