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Mr. Maroun CHAMMAS


CATEGORY: Tech Innovation of the Year
Berytech - Chairman and CEO

Mr. Maroun Chammas is a serial entrepreneur with activities ranging from oil and gas to telecom. In 1986, after graduating from Boston University’s MBA program, Mr.Chammas joined the family business as Operations Manager for the Chammas Group of Companies which core business is in the import, trading, storage, transportation and distribution of refined petroleum products for the Lebanese and surrounding regional markets. In 1995, Mr. Chammas acquired an important stake in Data Management and later became a leading ISP provider through a series of mergers. Several companies related to the internet, IT and communication businesses were then created.

These companies employ more than 1,000 professionals in the IT sector and are associated to International firms such as BT, AT&T and others. Mr. Chammas was appointed Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Berytech, the Technology Pole affiliated to the St. Joseph University of Beirut (USJ). Berytech helps entrepreneurs set up and create their business by providing counselling and support to their enterprise. Subsequently Mr. Chammas set up the Berytech venture fund I in 2008 ($6M), and Berytech fund II in 2015 ($50M) to help entrepreneurs in equity investment.

Mr. Chammas currently holds the following positions:

  • Chairman and CEO of Phoenicia Oil Company
  • Chairman and CEO of Chammas Trading Contracting and Transport Co.
  • Vice Chairman G.M of Medco
  • Chairman and CEO of ELFMED Aviation (joint venture between Medco and Total aviation)
  • Vice President International Catering and Services (food supply and operations of Convenience Stores)
  • Chairman and CEO of IDM
  • Chairman and CEO of Berytech s.c.a.l and Berytech Fund I & II
  • Mr. Chammas was elected President of the Association of Petroleum Importing Companies of Lebanon (APIC)
  • Mr. Chammas is a former board member of IDAL, the Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon

Quote: "It is clear that with every edition of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards, there is a clear improvement in the quality of the files presented and the readiness of the entrepreneurs. There is no doubt that this event is significantly contributing to the ecosystem and has become a necessary destination for entrepreneurs seeking visibility and excellence."