Hanan Pierre Sadek
Hanan was Pierre Sadek’s wife and biggest supporter during their 50 years of marriage.
Throughout his lifetime, she worked to bring together all of Pierre’s creations.
She is a board member of two NGOs, one that cares for elderly people and one that provides schooling and education for young children. Hanan Sadek is the Honorary Chairperson of the Pierre Sadek Foundation.
Ghada Sadek Abela
Ghada Sadek Abela, a publicity and communication graduate from ALBA university, was the co-founder and manager of the advertisement agency “Atelier d’Art” where she held the position of creative director up until 2002.
In 1992, she contributed to the first HIV awareness campaign by working alongside the World Health Organization through her company “Atelier d’Art”. She also hosted two live television programs on LBC to raise awareness about AIDS.
She is a board member of “Enfants de Lumière”, an NGO that helps over 250 unprivileged Lebanese families since 2006.
Mrs Abela is the president of the Pierre Sadek Foundation since its establishment in 2014.
Walid Sadek is an artist and writer living in Beirut. His early work investigates the familial legacies of the Lebanese civil war. He later began to posit, mostly in theoretical texts, ways of understanding the complexity of lingering civil strife in times of relative social and economic stability. His later written work proposes a theory for a post-war society disinclined to resume normative living. More recently, his artworks and written texts seek a poetics for a sociality governed by the logic of protracted war and search for eruptive temporalities to challenge that same protractedness.
He is associate professor in the department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut.
Omar Sadek holds a B.A in economics, political science, communication and marketing from the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University. He also holds a Master degree in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics (LSE).
He started his career at Grey Advertisement Agency. Afterwards, he redirected his professional career to work as head of the marketing department at Future TV, where he became chief executive. He joined Impact BBDO Beirut in 2007 where he held the position of Development Officer. His knowledge and expertise in multiple communication fields led him to the creation of a new media and political communication department at the Beirut Agency. This work earned him a medal of recognition from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior during the legislatives elections of 2009
He taught media and communication strategy at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA).
Mr Sadek won many advertisement and communication prizes while working with local, regional and international television programs, in particular with his “Cheyef Halak?” campaign.
He was the Managing Director at J. Walter Thompson where he was head of a multidisciplinary agency.
He currently works in the communication field with many institutions in both the private and the public sectors.
Ziyad Baroud served as minister of interior and municipalities from 2008 to 2011. It is under his leadership that the United Nations awarded the Ministry of Interior its first Public service prize in 2010.
Before he was elected, Ziyad Baroud was a member of the Lebanese National Commission on electoral law and a member of the executive board in the Lebanese section of the international transparency in 2005.
In 2013, he was nominated president of the special governmental commission for decentralization and was elected secretary general of the Lebanese association for parliamentary elections in 2014.
He is currently a member of the Lebanese Political Science Center Council at Notre-Dame de Louaizé University.
He has won several local and international prizes over the years.
Philippe Abi Akl
Philippe Abi Akl is a journalist and a member of the Lebanese Press Council.
He is the founder and director of the Press Agency Al Markazia, and the director of Al Farej printing press.
He is also a journalist at l’Orient-le-jour and in several local and international newspapers such as An-Nahar, El Safir, Semaine Arabe, Magazine and Daily Star.
He also worked at international press agencies like AFP News, Associated Press, United Press, and participated in regional and international conferences in Doha, Geneva and Lausanne. Mr. Abi Akl contributed to the editing of “Oumara El Tawaef”, a book about the Lebanese civil war.
He is vice president of the Byblos International Festival.
Dean, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Communication at American University of Dubai (AUD)
Group TV Director, Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, MBC.
Ali founded and managed Future TV from 1992 till 2003.
In 2004, he was approached by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and was brought in as a consultant to head Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), to revamp and re-launch its seven national and pan-Arab satellite channels.
In 2006, Ali was appointed DMI’s managing Editor.
In July 2008 Ali was named Dean of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Communication (MBRSC)
In 2011 Ali was appointed judge for the internationally mega-successful format, “Arabs Got Talent”.
During that same year, and in parallel, Ali became the Group TV Director of MBC’s 20 channels.
Ali Jaber serves on the Dubai government Council for Design and Fashion, he also helped set up thenon-governmental organization: Young Arab Leaders (YAL) and was on the Advisory Board of American University of Beirut, School of Architecture and Design, in Beirut, Lebanon. Ali currently spearheads the Dubai government initiative the set up the Dubai School of Design in association with Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) and the New York based Parsons school of design and Fashion. Ali is also the goodwill ambassador for Sanad, the home hospice organization in Lebanon which offers free physical, psychological and spiritual support for terminally ill patients.
Antoine Tadros was a journalist at the Daily Star in Beirut. He worked as chief editor at Arab News in Jeddah until 1976. Afterwards, he was an associate in a company working alongside the Saudi Research and Marketing Society in London.
In 1981, he started working with Antoine Choueiri in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, before establishing an international advertising network for Al Hayat newspaper.
In 1993, he started working in digital publishing in Dubai.
Michel Lyan (1944-2017)
Michel Lyan was the owner of a law office in Beirut in 1982. He was elected as member of the Bar Association Council in Beirut for the sessions of 1981, 1983 and 1997.
He was elected president of the council for a two-year mandate. He participated in several conferences and seminars on behalf of the association.
Michel Lyan participated in the acts of the Administration and Justice Committee at the Chamber of Deputies, especially when studying and ratifying the new rule of criminal procedure and other legislations, assisted by the competent committees of the Order.
He was one of the claimants to establish the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.