Akram Chehayeb

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Akram Chehayeb
Minister of Environment
In office
20 February 1996 – 29 November 1998
Prime MinisterRafik Harriri
Minister of Agriculture
In office
15 February 2014 – 18 December 2016
Prime MinisterTammam Salam
Minister of Displaced
In office
9 November 2009 – 13 June 2011
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded byRaymond Audi
Succeeded byAlaaeddine Terro
Personal details
Born (1947-10-17) 17 October 1947 (age 71)
Aley, Lebanon
Political partyProgressive Socialist Party
Spouse(s)Salma J.Chehayeb
Alma materArab University of Beirut
Cairo University Lebanese University

Akram Hussein Chehayeb (born 17 October 1947) is a Lebanese Druze politician who is a member of the Progressive Socialist Party headed by Walid Jumblatt. Chaheyab is a long-term member of the parliament and also, served in different cabinet posts. He is the current Minister of Education.

Early life and education[edit]

Chehayeb was born in Aley on 17 October 1947.[1] He received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the Arab University of Beirut and a master's degree in history from Cairo University in 1982.[2]


Chehayeb was a supporter of the Baath party and Saddam Hussein during his youth.[3] Then he became a member of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) in 1979.[3] He worked as a history professor at Lebanese University in Aley.[3] In 1984, he became office manager of Jumblatt.[3] From 1985 to 1991 he served as the director of the PSP in Damascus.[1] In 1992, he won the election, being a representative for Beirut. In the 1996 elections, Chehayeb won the Druze seat in Aley.[3] Chahayeb served as minister of environment from 1996 to 1998.[1][4] He also won the same seat in the general elections of 2000.[5] From 2005 to 2009 he was the head of Lebanese environment committee.[1] In 2009, he was appointed minister of displaced to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Saad Hariri, replacing Raymond Audi.[6] Chehayeb's tenure ended in 2011, and he was succeeded by Alaaeddine Terro as minister.[7]

Chehayeb also won Druze seat in Aley in the 2009 general election,[8] and is part of the National Struggle Front bloc, which is under the control of Walid Jumblatt.[9]

In February 2013 Akram Chehayeb became part of Tammam Salam's government as minister of agriculture.[10] His term ended on 18 December 2016 when a new government led by Saad Hariri was formed.

Personal life[edit]

Chehayeb is married to Salma Jurdi Chehayeb and has four children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "His Excellency Deputy Akram Hussien Shuhaib". Arab Decision. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  2. ^ "New Lebanese Cabinet Announced". Wikileaks. 10 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Ibrahim, Roula (23 September 2012). "Walid Jumblatt and His Two Right Hands". Al Akhbar. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  4. ^ "The Campaign to Clean Up the Coastline and Underwater". Operation Big Blue. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Opposition Candidates Win Elections". APS Diplomat Recorder. 9 September 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Lebanon's new Government" (PDF). International Foundation for Electoral Systems. 9 November 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ "New justice minister says he will not engage in vengeful behavior". The Daily Star. Beirut. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  8. ^ "New Parliament Composition" (PDF). Lebanese Information Center. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Chehayeb: Syrian regime is reviving its tutelage role in Lebanon". Ya Libnan. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Who is who in the new Lebanese cabinet". Yalibnan. Beirut. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Audi
Minister for the Displaced
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Alaaeddine Terro