We, at Fondation Diane, are passionate people! Crazy about Lebanon and its people!!! 
                                                            Our goal is to Awaken Citizens on the virtues of the Eco-sustainable development. We invite you all to Take Action with us to actively impact our society. Let's do this together!

                                                            MEET OUR TEAM

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                                                            Diana Sfeir Fadel, 

                                                            Founder & President of "Fondation Diane"  

                                                            Diana Fadel is the Founder and President of "Fondation Diane", a non-governmental organization (NGO) for the development of “Civic Awareness and Eco-Sustainable Development”.

                                                            In 1965, Diana started her philosophy studies at “École des Lettres” in Beirut.

                                                            In 1967, she married with the late Maurice Fadel and has 4 children.

                                                            In 1972, Diana co-founded with her husband, ABC department stores, and they made out of it the first shopping center in Lebanon, where she managed it for decades beside her husband, even from abroad during the civil war.

                                                            During the Lebanese civil war in 1975, she moved to Paris with her family and in 1986 at the age of 40, she continued her studies in Philosophy at “Paris X “ in Nanterre until she graduated in 1988.

                                                            In 1992, Diana came back to Lebanon. She, then, founded the “Monuments en Musique” NGO, which aims at preserving and saving important and often abandoned Lebanese heritage and iconic sites.

                                                            In 2010, she was diagnosed with 2 late stage cancer and fought against sickness for 3 complete years. She survived!

                                                            In 2012, she founded “Fondation Diane” as a response to the Civic and Ecological turmoil in which the country was and is still struggling. She believes that education, mobilization and action are the main pillars for a good citizenship. She creates:

                                                            • “CEEDD”; The Chair of “Fondation Diane” for Eco-citizenship and Sustainable Development in partnership with the USJ.

                                                            • “Civic Circle”; an active lobbying platform to inform and motivate citizens through gatherings and events.

                                                            • “Viridis Investment Fund”; a financial and deeply operational & monitoring support to green startups and SMEs.

                                                            • “RayMondo”; the 1st Green Industrial Hub in Lebanon!

                                                            In 2020, Diana was elected as the Chairwoman and CEO of “ABC Department Stores”. 

                                                            Diane believes in women empowerment, teamwork and positive spirit.

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                                                            Fadi El Hage,                                            

                                                            Chairholder – Chair of “Fondation Diane” for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development

                                                            PhD in Science Education, from Montpellier University- France. Over 20 years of experience in Education Consultancy.

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                                                            Sevag Fernezian,                                     

                                                            Head of Finance & Investment 

                                                            BS in Accounting from the Lebanese American University and an MSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from the University of Exeter, UK. Over 17 years of international finance leadership experience.

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                                                            Margaret Jabara,                               

                                                            Director of Projects & Programs

                                                            Master's in Business Administration and BS in Business Management & Marketing from the Lebanese American University (LAU). Over 20 years of experience in Business Intelligence and Social Entrepreneurship.

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                                                            Emilio Akl,                                 

                                                            Project Manager 

                                                            BE in Mechanical Engineering from the Metropolitan University of Caracas. Over 35 years of experience in Project Management.

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                                                            Lara Salameh,                                

                                                            Communication & Marketing Manager

                                                            BA in Advertising and Marketing from NDU.
                                                            Over 12 years of experience in Marketing & Communication.

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                                                            Antoinette Bou Antoun,                                

                                                            Chief Accountant

                                                            Bachelor degree in Banking & Finance from AUL.
                                                            Over 10 years of experience in Accounting & Finance.

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                                                            Pascale Assaad,                            

                                                            Senior Ptojects & Prorgams Coordinator

                                                            Master’s in Marketing from La Sagesse University and a BA in Management from USEK. Over 13 years of experience in Project Management and Hospitality Management. 

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                                                            Christianne Nammour,                             

                                                            Communication & Administrative Assistant- Chair of "Fondation Diane" for Education on Eco-Citizenship and Sustainable Development

                                                            Master’s in Environmental Science and Management,  from USJ. Over 3 years of experience in Research and Development and Quality control.

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                                                            Perla Saadeh,                                         

                                                            Projects & Programs Coordinator

                                                            Master’s in Agricultural Engineering with a focus on Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering from the Lebanese University. 

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                                                            Jana Kassir,                               
                                                            Graphic Designer

                                                            Bachelor of Graphic Design from AUL University.
                                                            Over 3 years of experience in Marketing and design.
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                                                            Anthony Saba,                               
                                                            Projects Coordinator - Chair of "Fondation Diane" for Education on Eco-Citizenship & Sustainable Development  

                                                            Master's in International Management from L’Ecole Superieure des Affaires ESA Business School. 
                                                            Founder of an award-winning startup HADEER for public transportation.
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