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 a Commander of the Order of the Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain in 2019. He 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.