Faces of Economy
Faces of the Economy

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – these are their stories. Every two weeks Marcopolis will profile a different hardworking citizen. Nominations can be sent by you, friends, family or even coworkers, for inclusion in the "Face" series. Tell us your story. Send it to our contributing business correspondent: T.K. Maloy: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Faouzi Issa
Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:36
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Faouzi Issa

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Faouzi Issa

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

I was ten years old and I used to hate it, says Faouzi Issa of his family’s Sunday lunch tradition some twenty years ago at Domaine des Tourelles vineyard which his father now owns.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Dr. Imad Khouri
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:29
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Dr. Imad Khouri

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FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Dr. Imad Khouri

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

There is little rest for Dr. Imad Khouri – by choice he is a busy man.
The doctor wakes up at 6 am to build his stone house; begins his daily work as a physician by 8 am, working up to 14 hours a day, and also twice a week holds a special clinic at an NGO, treating the victims of war.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Mazen Hajjar
Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:06
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Mazen Hajjar

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FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Mazen Hajjar

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

In July 2006, as Israel was unleashing a wave of bombs onto Lebanon, Mazen Hajjar received a phone call from his business partner asking him if he had registered the beer brewing company they had thought up.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ziad Kamel
Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:50
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ziad Kamel

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FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ziad Kamel

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

On January 1st 2005, a 24-year-old Ziad Kamel woke up the night after hosting yet another successful New Years Eve party for several hundred guest at Sursock Palace in Beirut. And with the New Year came a new adventure for the young entrepreneur.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Jill and Naji Boutros
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:03
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Jill and Naji Boutros

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Jill and Naji Boutros

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of two of them.

The narrative of how Naji Boutros met Jill Johnson, fell in love, married, had children, and ultimately returned to the Levant in order to start vineyard -- all started with the war.
The couple's plan was not only to produce wines but to use that as the leading edge to help revitalize the Bhamdoun community. Chateau Belle-Vue is now available at restaurants and hotels on three continents.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Zeina Saab
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:22
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Zeina Saab

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FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Zeina Saab

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

Zeina Saab, 29-year-old founder of the evolving Nawaya Network, works, in a sense at helping Starfish, with her growing NGO pairing underprivileged Lebanese youth with mentors who assist at helping them develop their strengths.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Marwan Harmouche
Sunday, 12 May 2013 08:27
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Marwan Harmouche

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Marwan Harmouche

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

25 percent of all startups fail in their first year and among the major reasons behind failure is a lack of managerial experience, studies have shown.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ramy Sader
Friday, 26 April 2013 15:32
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ramy Sader

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Ramy Sader

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

For patrons of Lina’s at the ABC Mall, one can always depend on finding the smiling face and prompt service of Ramy Sader.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Abdallah Yafi
Friday, 12 April 2013 12:00
Abdallah Yafi

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
Faces of the Economy: Abdallah Yafi

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

For the last several years, Abdallah Yafi has faced the challenging task of introducing e-commerce to Lebanon, through his company ScoopCity.com.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Hani Asfour
Friday, 29 March 2013 11:07
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Hani Asfour

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Hani Asfour

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

48-year-old Hani Asfour, architect, cofounded Polypod design studio in Hamra in 2006, after returning to Lebanon from a nearly 20 year absence.

FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Doreen Toutikian
Saturday, 16 March 2013 00:00
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Doreen Toutikian

Faces of Economy - Lebanon
FACES OF THE ECONOMY: Doreen Toutikian

There are 1.4 million workers in Lebanon – this is the story of one of them.

For Toutikian design is not about beautiful things – rather it is about the more serious purpose that design can affect social change.

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