Walid Daouk

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Walid Daouk
Walid Daouk.jpg
Minister of Information
In office
June 2011 – 15 February 2014
Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Succeeded by Ramzi Joreig
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 58–59)
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Independent
Alma mater Saint Joseph University

Walid Daouk (Arabic: وليد الداعوق; born 1958) is a Lebanese businessman and politician. He served as information minister between June 2011 and February 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Daouk was born into a Sunni family, the Daouk Family, in 1958.[1][2] He received a bachelor's degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University.[1]

Career[edit]

Daouk is a board member of various companies.[1] He was appointed information minister to the cabinet led by prime minister Najib Mikati in July 2011.[3] Daouk was an independent member of the cabinet and was appointed to the post by Mikati.[2] In March 2013, Daouk drafted the Lebanese internet regulation act, which was regarded by the world association of newspapers and news publishers as a threat for online freedoms.[4] He was also the government commissioner at the Beirut stock exchange.[1]

Daouk's term as information minister ended on 15 February 2014 and Ramzi Joreig succeeded him in the post.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Board of Directors". Fransabank Group. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The New Lebanese Government" (PDF). Lebanese Information Center. July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lebanon government 'does not signal radical shift'". Gulf News. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Wael, Farah (15 March 2013). "Online freedoms threatened in Lebanon". WAN. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lebanese cabinet formed after 10-month stalemate". Al Arabiya. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.