Fadi Abboud

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Fadi Abboud
Minister of Tourism
In office
13 June 2011 – 15 February 2014
Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by Michel Pharoun
Minister of Tourism
In office
Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Succeeded by Himself
Personal details
Born (1955-03-21) 21 March 1955 (age 60)
Sakiyat Al Misk
Nationality Lebanese
Children Two
Alma mater University of Westminister
Religion Christian
Website Official website

Fadi or Fady Elias Abi Abboud (born 21 March 1955) is a Lebanese businessman, politician and minister of tourism.

Early life and education[edit]

Abboud was born into a Maronite Christian family in Sakiyat Al Misk on 21 March 1955.[1][2][3] He graduated from the International School of Choueifat and later on studied economics at the University of Westminister in London.[3][4]


Abboud began his career as the chairman of General Packaging Industries in 1982.[1] He was twice appointed the president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists.[5][6] He was also a member of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce.[6]

He was appointed minister of tourism in the Saad Hariri's cabinet in November 2009.[1][7] He was reappointed to the same post in the Najib Mikati's cabinet in June 2011.[8] Abboud's term ended on 15 February 2014 and Michel Pharoun was appointed tourism minister.[9]


Abboud is close to the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party and the Free Patriotic Movement.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Abboud married Sara Lilianna Saban in 1986.[1] They have two children.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Resume". Official website of F. Abboud. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Katagogi. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "New Lebanese Cabinet Announced". Wikileaks. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fady Abboud". Beirut. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fadi Abboud will sue Israel for marketing traditional Lebanese dishes". Now Lebanon. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Speakers". Astana Economic Forum. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "In Recognition of H.E. Minister Fady Abboud". Capitol Words. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Cabinet". Embassy of Lebanon Washington DC. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Lebanese cabinet formed after 10-month stalemate Al Arabiya. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.