Chairman/CEO Future Group Holding
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Fouad Makhzoumi was born in Beirut in 1952. He received his education at the International College in Beirut and obtained undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Mr Makhzoumi is a businessman, an industrialist and a philanthropist.
ACHIEVEMENT/ what is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about?
Mr. Makhzoumi controls a diverse portfolio of investments in the industrial, real estate, security, information, media and other fields. The jewel of his group, Future pipe Industries Group (FPIG), is a global leader in fiberglass pipe manufacturing, efficiently delivering water and energy to the world.
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?
Mr Makhzoumi’s group employs 5000 people. FPIG employs more than 3,500 of them across Europe, MENA, USA and Asia.
IMPACT/ what is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start up, company?
FPI is strongly committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner and CSR is seen as an intrinsic part of its business strategy. The interest of the generations to come is a priority for Mr. Makhzoumi who founded the Makhzoumi Foundation, a non-profit organization, which contributes to Lebanese civil society development and the National Dialogue Party that encourages the new generations to participate in the political life and the Forum for National Dialogue to promote projects of vital public interest.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
Mr. Makhzoumi’s vision is the long-term progress of society at large, helping people realise their highest potential and achieving a better life.