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 62)
Sakiyat Al Misk
Nationality Lebanese
Children Two
Alma mater University of Westminister
Website Official website

Fadi or Fady Elias Abi Abboud (Arabic: فادي عبود; 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 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. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. 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. [permanent dead link]
  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.