Salim Wardeh

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Salim Wardeh
سليم وردة
Born Salim Aziz Wardeh
(1968-10-01) October 1, 1968 (age 45)
Zahle, Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Predecessor Tammam Salam
Political party
Lebanese Forces
Religion Greek Catholic
Spouse(s) Nidal Hakim
Children Daughter: Macy Wardeh(1996) Son: Aziz Wardeh(1998)
Parents Aziz Wardeh
Yolande Estephan[1]
Website
www.salimwardy.com

Salim Wardeh (Arabic: سليم وردة) (born on October 1, 1968 in Zahle, Lebanon) was the Minister of Culture in Lebanon until June 2011, when he was replaced by Gaby Layoun.[2][3][4][5] Wardeh is a Catholic Christian and is a member of the Lebanese Forces which in turn is a member of the March 14 Alliance. Wardeh is a member of the board of directors of Tell Shiha Hospital. He also holds Australian citizenship.

Business career[edit]

He is the General Manager of Solifed,[6] a family business specializing in making wine that was founded in 1971 but dates back to 1893.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Nidal Hakim and has two children Macy(1996) and Aziz(1998)

Miscellaneous[edit]

He underwent a failed kidnapping attempt in 1977. The kidnappers wanted to ask for ransom from Wardeh's wealthy business family.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.katagogi.com/Profile/Profile.aspx?l=EN&Nod=175351&fid=46273&PreveVal=7458%7CHWIBbbSLo4gfrJIpW7NKd8T4di+UNQuBha2to601rD0=%7CDDNp4ggZCaQqyvgoIPpw1g==1
  2. ^ http://www.lebanonembassyus.org/country_lebanon/TheCabinet.html
  3. ^ http://www.infoplease.com/world/leaders/lebanon.html
  4. ^ Lebanese PM finishes new govt line-up - Politics - Kuwait News Agency 13 June 2011
  5. ^ Now Lebanon, 17 June 2011, Layoun says new cabinet will “confront STL”
  6. ^ http://www.1stlebanon.net/lebanon/solifed.html
  7. ^ http://www.domaine-wardy.com/aboutus.html
  8. ^ http://www.albaladonline.com/html/story.php?sid=83656
  9. ^ http://www.albaladonline.com/html/story.php?sid=83656

Notes[edit]

Alternative transliterations used in the media: Warde, Wardy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tammam Salam
Minister of Culture
09 November 2009 - June 2011 –
Succeeded by
Gabi Lyon