Leila Solh Hamade

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Personal information

Title: 
Former Minister of Industry, Vice President

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation
Address: 
Osaily Bldg, 1st fl., Riad El-Solh Square
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 966966 & 966666
Fax: 
961 1 966966

Education

Undergraduate studies, Oriental Studies, Saint - Joseph University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Management of a Humanitarian Foundation
Philanthropy
Languages: 
Arabic
French

Work history

Vice - President, 2003 - present, Al-Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation.

Minister of Industry, 2004, Lebanon.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Solh Hamadeh, L. (2009). Les élections de 2009, les enjeux culturels [2009 elections, cultural issues]. L'Orient - Le Jour [Special Edition].
  • Solh Hamadeh, L. (2008). Un Liban à retrouver [A return to Lebanon]. L'Orient - Le Jour [Special Edition].
Major achievements: 
  • Nominated Businesswoman of the Year by Middle East magazine in 2009.
  • Appointed First Female Minister in Lebanon in 2004.

Awards and Distinctions

Awarded the "Legion of Honor" from the French President Nicholas Sarkozy for her continuous efforts in promoting diversity in Lebanon and the Francophone culture through the activities of Al-Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation.

Pontifical Medal by Pope Benedict XVI, 2008.

Gold Medal from H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, 2008.

Arab Women Medal from H.H. Sheikha Sabika bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa during first meeting of the Arab Women Organization, 2006.

Honorary trophy from the Arab League, 2008.

High recognition award from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the Arab Tender Forum in Abu Dhabi, 2008.

Honorary doctorate, humane letters, Lebanese American University, 2006.

Honorary doctorate, humane letters, Notre Dame University, 2009.

Vermeil medal of the French Academy, from Saint - Joseph University, 2008.

Order of the Cedars of Lebanon from the Union des Français de l'Etranger, 2009.