Lamia Assi

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Lamia Assi
لمياء عاصي
Minister of Tourism
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 April 2011
President Bashar al-Assad
Prime Minister Adel Safar
Preceded by Sa’dalla Agha AlQall’a
Minister of Economy and Trade
In office
19 January 2010 – 29 March 2011
President Bashar al-Assad
Prime Minister Mohammad Najji Outri
Preceded by Amer Husni Lutfi
Succeeded by Mohammad Nidal al-Shaar
Ambassador to Malaysia
In office
2004–2010
President Bashar al-Assad
Preceded by Amer Husni Lutfi
Personal details
Born (1955-12-27) December 27, 1955 (age 58)
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Children three

Lamia Assi (Arabic: لمياء عاصي‎) (born December 27, 1955) is the current minister of tourism of Syria, serving since 2011. She previously served as the Minister of Economy and Trade and as the Ambassador to Malaysia.

Early life and education[edit]

Assi was born on 17 December 1955. She earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Damascus, and a master of business administration from the Higher Institute of Business Administration in 2005.[1]

Career[edit]

She served as assistant to the minister of finance for technology from 2002-2004, and was the ambassador to Malaysia from 2004 to 2010.[1] In 2010, she was appointed minister of economy and trade for a brief period,[2] and in 2011, she was appointed minister of tourism.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Assi is married and has three children.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lamia Assi". The Syrian Trust for Development. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Landis, Joshua (17 April 2011). "Syria’s New Government". Eurasia Review. Retrieved 10 March 2013.