Entry in the IOC 1995
Born 26 September 1935




High-level Baccalaureat, Philosophy


Owner of an engineering and contracting company; elected member of the Municipal Council of the city of Beirut (2004-2010)

Sports practised

Basketball, volleyball, shooting (pistol rapid), equestrian

Sports administration

Secretary General (1964-1970) then President (1970-1997) of the Lebanese Basketball Federation; founder of the Pan-Arab Basketball Confederation (1974) then President (1974-1978); member of the Executive Committee (1964-1987), Vice-President (1987-1988), President (1988-1996) then Vice-President until 2008 of the Lebanese Olympic Committee; official at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games; Chef de Mission at the 1976, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games; head of delegation at the Games of the Olympiad in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and at the Olympic Winter Games in 1988 and 1994; Chef de Mission at the Asian Games in 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994; head of delegation at the Asian Games in 1998; head of delegation at the Mediterranean Games in 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001; General Secretary of the Olympic Council of Asia (Sports Development Committee) (1983-1994); member of the International Mediterranean Games Committee Sports Development Committee (1993-1997); Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Executive Board member (1996-2010); Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2005-); World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Senior Advisor (2006-); International Boxing Association (AIBA) Advisor (2007-2011); OCA Advisor (2007-2011)

Awards and distinctions

Olympic Order (1986); Knight (1972), Officer (1986), Grand officer (1998) and Commodore (2001) of Legion of Honour; ANOC Gold Decoration 25 Years (2004); Grand Collar of the National Order of the Southern Cross (2010)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1995 to 2015; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the Executive Board (2001-2006); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1996-2001), "IOC 2000" Reform Follow-up (2002), International Relations (2003-2015), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Radio and Television (2012-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2016)