| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

RDCL leads by example for Unity, Change, Engagement, Innovation

Business leaders voted yesterday for Gender Equity, Multiculturalism, Liberalism, Economic Sovereignty, Unity, Innovation, Transformation, Social Equality, Youth, and Change with an unprecedented quorum of 98 percent.

Aside from RDCL, these elections sent a powerful statement about the aspirations of Lebanese leaders to take charge and lead by example.

Mr. Nicolas Boukather was unanimously elected as the RDCL’s president, along with Mrs. Hadia Minkara as Vice President, Fady Sawaya as Secretary General, and Nadim Daher as board treasurer. Roula Gharios Zahar, Joumana Dammous Salamé, Fateh Bekdache, and Farid Homsi, as well as remaining members Mourad Aoun, Cyrill Arida, Robert Kanaan, and Jean Tawile, were elected to the board.

Mr. Fouad Rahme, who has led the RDCL for the previous four years, stressed the ‘’Quorum electoral history record, proper governance, and exceptional handover of power on time” after the election.

The new elected President Mr. Boukather, called the private sector “to unite and innovate, rather than fight on the little that remains. The country is living existential critical moments, the private sector has been dismantled and many are on the verge of bankruptcy. If we don’t unite, change and innovate we will die”. He also called for “a strong engagement of all RDCL members in the creation of the multi sectoral incubator for innovation to re-create hope and reinvent the Lebanon of tomorrow, this will not happen if we don’t change our mindset”.

RDCL calls on all business leaders of Lebanon and the diaspora willing to bring Innovation, Engagement and Unity to join their rows.

The Rassemblement de Dirigeants et Chefs d’Entreprises Libanais (RDCL) is a group of business leaders in Lebanon.

Founded in 1986 with the goal of bringing together multi-sectoral business leaders under one roof to protect economic liberalism and opportunity. The RDCL has established its institutional position by establishing itself in public life and inside economic bodies as a legitimate interlocutor and international community, acting as a commercial powerhouse with the reputation of a think-tank and a formidable lobbying group for economic transformation. Within the Lebanese economic organizations, it also has a dedicated chair.

  • NNA