25 February 1974|
|Fields||Engineering, Business, Philosophy, Poetry, Music, Painting|
|Alma mater||Cranfield School of Management, École Supérieure d'Électricité, Saint Joseph University|
|Spouse||Dr. Najla Akl|
Roger Achkar (born February 25, 1974) is a celebrated Lebanese award-winning author, engineer, business thinker, painter and musician. He has appeared on many TV channels in the Middle East and is currently the CEO of ‘Sharp Minds’ management consulting firm as well as the president of ‘High Arts’ association.
Roger holds a Masters in Electromechanical Engineering from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, a Masters in Systems Management and Engineering from Supélec in France and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom.
Roger spent many years working in the Gulf countries. In 2009, after his return to Lebanon, he launched his artistic career, exhibiting oil paintings in France and Lebanon, writing philosophical and academic books and composing and performing pop songs.
Roger wrote "Numen Lumen", a book which won the first prize in the religion category of the 2011 International Book Awards competition. The book comprises three parts: ‘Sagas’, a highlighted look at his most emotional moments in life, ‘Soliloquies’, a series of different topics where most often he meditates his way to faith, and ‘On God and Philosophy’ which summarizes the main divisions of philosophy and sets God as a priority in each one of them. In addition to publishing articles, Roger is also a writer of academic books in the fields of business and education (CRM and Customer Data, HRM and Best Practices, ICT as Change Agent in Higher Education) and Engineering (Documents de Risque de Projet pour une Centrale Eolienne).
In February 2010, Roger released his first single "I love you Mary" which was broadcast on Lebanese radios. The following year, he composed and recorded duet songs with famous Lebanese lady singers. His collaboration with Amale Tomb on an Arabic-English duet called "Merry Christmas" proved great success and was aired on Lebanese TV stations during the Christmas season. Soon after, he composed "Mom", an emotive song which was performed with Katia Harb, and which portrayed the female diva for the first time as an opera singer.
RogerAchkar.com website was awarded in June 2011 the prize of best personal website in the Middle East by the Pan Arab Web Awards Academy.
- "2011 International Book Awards Winners and Finalists".
- "Interview with Roger Achkar on MTV for his book "Numen Lumen"".
- "Article: The Agile Supply Chains".
- "Amazon: CRM and Customer Data".
- "Amazon: HRM and Best Practices".
- "Amazon: ICT as Change Agent in Higher Education".
- "2011 Pan Arab Web Awards Winners".
- http://www.rogerachkar.com/ - official site