Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1952. He received his preliminary and secondary education at the International College in Beirut and then he obtained undergraduate (1974) and Master of Science degrees (1975) in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, in Michigan, United States of America. Mr. Makhzoumi was appointed a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy in 2013, and received the Socrates Oxford Annual Award for 2014 by the European Business Assembly (EBA) in Vienna, Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by the Lebanese American University, Beirut (2016). Mr Makhzoumi has received as well many other awards and trophies; to name but a few:
In 1975, Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi, a new graduate and confident young man, sought an opportunity to realize his ambition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the world of business, he has shown vision, initiative, a readiness to take bold steps and to undertake adventurous projects. In Saudi Arabia, Mr. Makhzoumi played a strategic role in developing one of largest private industrial group of companies.
In 1984, a company controlled by Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi, acquired a substantial interest in a UAE based pipe manufacturing and trading business. Under Mr. Makhzoumi's leadership and industrial expertise what became the Future Pipe Industries Group, which is now wholly owned by Future Group Holdings, has grown into one of the world’s largest producers of composite pipe systems and is now a global player in its scope of activities with specialized subsidiaries in four continents.
As well as Future Pipe Industries Group, Mr. Makhzoumi controls a diverse portfolio of investments including: engineering; industrial; commercial; research; real estate; security; information; multimedia and publishing businesses. Together, these companies employ more than 5’000 people across the world, in the following countries: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Spain, Morocco, U. S.A., Thailand, India, Indonesia and Singapore.
Mr. Makhzoumi has been the Executive Chairman of Future Pipe Industries Group since 2003 and he is also currently its Chief Executive Officer. He has also been thee Executive Chairman of Future Group Holdings since 1982.
Introducing Fouad Makhzoumi, a man whose notable accomplishments have cemented him as one of Lebanon’s global figures. Coming from a humble background, his road to prosperity was one he paved with hard work and unrelenting faith. Initially showing interest in engineering, he took this passion and found ways to successfully implement it in the field of business. Upon a number of fruitful business prospects, he was confident enough to take his learnings to his cherished Lebanon, where he thrived in giving back to the people of his country. After graduation he was ready to settle down and start a family with lifelong partner May Makhzoumi. The honesty, compassion, and empathy in their relationship perfectly reflected their work ethic. Fouad Makhzoumi is a man of many titles, among them a lucrative businessman, respected public figure, generous philanthropist, and loving family man, fully dedicated to his country and its youth.
The main definition of democracy is the rule of people by people for people.Fouad Makhzoumi Beirut - Feb 22, 2006
We need reform to unify the country to face the many challenges as the large deficit , public debt, peace settlements in order to move forward to change the regional dynamics as per the UN resolutionsFouad Makhzoumi Beirut - June 15, 2010
The only way to forward for a stable country is to change the election law by decreasing the election age to 18 and to apply proportional presentation.Fouad Makhzoumi Beirut - June 15, 2010
Positive thinking leads us to establish a sustainable solutions for our political status. We were hopeful last week with the promise from the speaker of the house to reduce the extended period for the parliament to run elections with a new law.Fouad Makhzoumi Beirut - November 11, 2013
The demands of the public movement are justifiable along with the Demands of all the Lebanese from all separate regions. This movement should not be politicized.Fouad Makhzoumi Beirut - October 12, 2015