The coverage also engulfs a wide variety of
specialties, including business, finance, science, technology, internet, virus warning,
entertainment, fashion, sports, etc...
Farid CHEDID (Founder and Chairman) Farid Chedid is the political advisor of the Embassy of Japan in Lebanon, and the founder and editor in chief Lebanonwire.com and ProminentLebanese.com and Bestinlebanon.com. He is also a writer and a political analyst. Earlier on, Farid worked as editor/translator at the Readers Digest Arabic Edition (1987-1993), secretary to the Parliamentary Committee for Defense and Foreign Affairs (1971-1976), public relations manager of Trans Mediterranean Airways (1966-1968), and press attaché at United Nations Information Center (1964-1966). He graduated form the American University of Beirut in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He also studied at the International College in Beirut where he earned his first and second part baccalaureates, and at the Marjeyoun National College where he completed part of his elementary and secondary studies.
Marwan JABOUR (General Manager)
Marwan Jabbour is a finance, administration and human
resources expert, with an experience of over 15 years in the field. Marwan started
elementary and secondary studies at the Christian Teaching Institute (CTI) in Beirut. He
then moved to the Lebanese American University (LAU) where he earned a B.A. in Business
Administration. After graduation, he joined World Vision International where he worked in
the fields of Finance, Administration and Human Resources Management. In the year 1999, he
went back to LAU where he continued his graduate studies with emphasis on Human Resources
Management and Development. He also earned an MBA degree from Eastern University in
Pennsylvania, USA, with focus on Leadership. Through the years, Marwan acquired vast
experience in different fields through extensive training and capacity building programs.
Currently, Marwan is a professor at the American University College of Science and
Technology, teaching Business Communications, Research and Methodology and Communication
Skills. He is also an economic advisor to the Embassy of Japan in Lebanon.
Rachad RADI (IT Manager)
Fawzi METNI (Legal Advisor): Fawzi Metni is presently the managing partner of the Aboukheir, Khouri & Metni Law Firm in Beirut, specializing in international and comparative business, corporate, banking and finance laws. His expertise covers various legal systems (Lebanese, Middle Eastern and European laws), and is also an American-trained lawyer with a working experience acquired during his affiliation with the New York based law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Mr. METNI is a Harvard Law School graduate (LLM1979); attended and graduated from several other law schools (Special Student in the joint-program LLM - MBA at Columbia Law School (1981);- DEA, Droit des Affaires at Paris II University; - Comparative Law at Strasbourg University; - French Law degree from Lyon University; - Lebanese Law degree from St. Joseph University (The Jesuits University) in Beirut. Mr. METNI is the Harvard Law School Association representative for the Middle East and Afrcia.
Lebanonwire is a news portal specialized in providing the latest news about Lebanon, the Middle East and the World at large, on a minute-to-minute basis. In so doing, 'Lebanonwire' is keen on portraying a wide array of stories, commentaries and analysis, with the purpose of keeping its viewers abreast with all trends, developments, and diversities. The news 'Lebanonwire' provides engulf a wide variety of specialties, including health, science, technology, business, medicine, nutrition, entertainment, finance and sports, derived from over 3600 sources. In addition, 'Lebanonwire' offer its viewers the chance to retrieve news articles compiled in its archives since 1999. 'Lebanonwire' also excels in providing original, on-the-spot-news, bringing to the attention of its viewers timely top events as they take place around the globe. 'Lebanonwire', which has been servicing its viewers since over five years now, plans to continue the upward trend by creating prominentlebanese.com and an envisaged chain of affiliated sites dedicated to prominent people across the Middle East. Lebanonwire also prides itself by providing the full texts of historic documents relating to the Arab Israeli conflict, and other significant documents. It also provides useful data covering special-interest topics.
Along with a chain of affiliated sites,
ProminentLebanese.com aims at highlighting the profiles of the prominent Lebanese who
succeeded in achieving great success in the world of public service, business, science,
music, art, and literature. The site, which portrays success stories of the Lebanese
living at home and abroad, aims at bridging the gap between Lebanese emigrants and their
motherland, as well as creating constructive interaction between them. The basic criteria
adopted in selecting members stipulates that 'inclusion necessitates success in
profession, where success is defined in terms of wealth, income, contribution to field and
social responsibility. Created by Lebanonwire, prominentlebanese.com will give its members
free access to Lebanonwire, which will soon be made restricted to subscribers.
In collaboration with its sister sites, 'Prominent Lebanese' and 'Lebanonwire', Best in Lebanon aims at providing a carefully selected list of Lebanon's best products and services in a highly functional, state-of-art, presentation. In addition to acting as a reliable, straight-to-the-point guide, Best in Lebanon provides valuable information about Lebanon and its tourist and historical sites. It also provides a unique assortium of links to Lebanon's public and private sector institutions and media. A section is also dedicated to news links covering the Middle East and the world at large. Businesses appearing in the site are chosen in accordance with a criteria ensuring that only the best are listed, or remain listed in the site. Thus, firms listed in the site are given the status of members, and are accordingly accredited as such.