In addition to his achievements in the world of commerce, Mr. Makhzoumi has throughout his career participated in a wide range of public and political activities. His involvement in public affairs intensified after the Lebanese civil war ended. He founded, in Lebanon, the National Dialogue Party (2004) and the Forum for National Dialogue (2013) and has acted since as their Secretary General. Mr. Makhzoumi has made many contributions and appearances in the print and broadcast media, including the “Alhiwar” newspaper which he founded in 1999 which was the first to issue a daily electronic newspaper, in English and Arabic.

He sponsored a study on “Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East”, prepared by a group of experts selected by the US Council on Foreign Relations.