Live Lebanon Initiative Goodwill Ambassadors
Live Lebanon initiative targets diaspora worldwide and gives them the opportunity to support the people in their homeland. Live Lebanon initiative is divided into four areas of development: Young Lebanon, Green Lebanon, Prosperous Lebanon, and Healthy Lebanon.
How we make it happen:
Live Lebanon’s initiatives would not be possible without our Goodwill Ambassadors. The Goodwill Ambassadors establish the connection between Live Lebanon and individuals, private sectors, and companies that want to contribute to the cause. The relationships that the Goodwill Ambassadors form for Live Lebanon make projects possible by providing essential funds for different initiatives.
We also receive donations from generous individuals through our website. They are groups of students, diaspora members, co-workers that decide to donate for a cause.
1- Assi el Halani: Goodwill Ambassador for Lebanon
Assi El Helani is a Lebanese singer who has been a major figure in the music scene of the Middle East since the 1990s. He has participated in numerous important musical events, including the Baalbeck International Festival, Jerash Festival, the Carthage Festival, and a number of concerts around Europe, the Arab world and America.
Despite his soaring popularity, Helani has remained consistently involved in humanitarian issues. He regularly performs at fund-raising concerts throughout the Middle East in support of a range of charities in the region. In August 2005, Helani added his voice to the growing roster of celebrities helping WFP raise awareness about global hunger and poverty, recording a Public Service Announcement drawing attention to the tragic fact that 25,000 people die of hunger every day, 18,000 of them children.
Assi el Helani is Live Lebanon's most recent Goodwill Ambassador
2- Ghaleb Farha: Goodwill Ambassador for Arab Gulf Region
Mr. Ghaleb Farha is a Lebanese expatriate who has been living in the United Arab Emirates for 40 years. He is the only Lebanese member in the 13 Club Association consisting of 13 highly accomplished individuals worldwide. Furthermore, he serves as Chairman of the World Presidents Organization in its United Arab Emirates Chapter. Mr. Farha is also a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Jumeirah, Dubai.A prominent businessman, Mr. Farha is director of three hotels in Dubai, Chairman of Cloisall Co. and Managing Partner of Intercat Hospitality LLC and Butlers Dry Clean and Launders. Mr. Farha also serves as Vice Chairman of Building Material Group organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dubai.
3- Fadi Salameh: Goodwill Ambassador Ottawa
Mr. Salameh started his career in advertising right after graduating from Ottawa University in 1980. After over 30 years in the industry and a history of major successes, Mr. Salameh has positioned himself as one of the most important advertising and marketing communications professionals in the region. Mr. Salameh was, until recently, the President and CEO of Middle East Communication Networks (MCN), which is the largest network of advertising, marketing communications and media agencies in the Middle East and North Africa.Mr. Salameh is now a well-known established business personality in Lebanon, and his esteem and positive reputation is spread across the Lebanese Diaspora. His most recent projects have been the establishment of Cameleon Event Management Company and the C Flow Beach Resort.
Throughout his career, Mr. Salameh has initiated several key social responsibility initiatives. Additionally, he has tirelessly promoted the Lebanese cause for community building amongst his fellow expats.
Mr. Salameh is the General Secretary and a Member of the Board of the Lebanese Economic Forum, a private non-profit organization founded to promote economic development based on private initiative within the framework of a liberal economy.
He was nominated Live Lebanon Goodwill Ambassador in 2010 and he was lately nominated as Chairman of Radio Liban Libre besides being the GM of LITS.
4- Bouran Bouery: Goodwill Ambassador for Western Europe
Mrs. Bouran Bouery is an active member of the Lebanese expatriate community, especially in countries of Western Europe. Residing in Monaco since 1987, she is founder and director of Les Amis du Liban in Monaco, a nonprofit organization seeking to support disadvantaged communities in Lebanon. Through her work, Mrs. Bouery has helped thousands of unprivileged Lebanese, especially in supporting issues related to health and children's education.
In addition to her numerous contributions, Mrs. Bouery is an accomplished businesswomen, operating and managing her own fashion store in Monaco.
5- Mustafa Abdouni: Goodwill Ambassador for Brasil
Mr.Mustapha Abdouni, who has been living in Sao Paulo, Brasil since 1951, establishes and maintain an excellent relations with members of the Arabic Community. Mr.Abdouni is a businessmen, founder of Abdouni Tecidos in October 10th 1958. He is member of Rotary Club Sao Caetano since 1962, Director of the Arabic Brasilian Chamber of Commerce. In 1983 he was appointed by His Majesty King Hussein Bin Talal, Honorary Consul of Jordan In Sao Paulo with the attribution of Consul General.
6- Fady Zouki: Goodwill Ambassador for Australia
Executive Director of the Zouki Group of Companies and Director/General Manager of Zouki International LLC, Mr Faddy Zouky is a successful entrepreneur and an Australian lawyer who has used his qualifications to assist countless individuals in need. Widely-respected within the Lebanese Australian community and the Australian community at large, Mr Zouky has been actively engaged in numerous community and charity organisations for over 20 years – including the founding of the Zouki Family Scholarship Fund.
Specializing in retail and hospitality throughout Australia and across the Middle-East, Mr Zouky has won a number of awards such as the VLC’s “Businessman of the Year 2008” and the ALCC’s “Business of the Year – Hospitality and Retail – 2009”.