Associated organisations: 
Non-profit Organization
Political Party
Field(s) of expertise: 
Areas of Impact: 
No Poverty

Personal information

May Makhzoumi

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Contact information (Work)

Makhzoumi Foundation
+961 1 660 890
+961 3 340043

Community/Lebanon Impact


Makhzoumi Foundation, under my leadership has reached over 650K  of people across the country over 25 years. By empowering them through skills to progress at work, through economy by providing Microcredit and guidance on how to run businesses, through healthcare by advocating preventive methods, campaigns and clinic services, through development and environment program, raising  awareness on alternative energy, waste management, providing solutions, as well as working with municipalities and schools , as well as workshops to learn new skills, through the relief unit that deals with most vulnerable communities. I was the only one Lebanese participating in 2014 UNESCO World Conference on ESD where the 17 SDGs were announced. I sat for 5 years on Jury for the Jap ESD/SDG  Prize, and I won the UNESCO and Global Hope Award in the US, only Lebanese. Being member of BOT at LAU and Makassed contributes to education, and being member of NCLW gives me a chance to contribute to national plans that enhances women rights in Lebanon.

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Work history

Previous Professions: 
  • 2000 – Present: Member of the Board of Directors of several Future Group Companies
  • 2001- 2013 Director Future Pipe Ltd., London, UK.
  •  2000- Present: President, Makhzoumi Foundation.
  • 1997 – 2000: Vice-President, Makhzoumi Foundation, Lebanon.
  • 1992 – Present: Chairperson, Future Management Services Ltd., London, UK
  • 1982 - 1992: Director, Future Management Services Ltd., London, UK
  • 1975 – 1977: -Pharmacist, Beirut, Lebanon./ Pharmacist (out-patient), at King Faisal’s Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Major Achievements

Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Partcipated in different panels & presentaions
Collaborations and Partnerships: 
  • UNGC
  • AUB
  • LAU
  • Makassed
  • NCLW 


  • Honoured by Regional Network for Social Responsibility - Appreciation Certificate for Active Scientific Participation in awarding of the Donors' Awards, August 2020
  • Honored by the Regional Network for Social Responsibility - International Professional Title "Special International Delegate in the Humanitarian Diplomacy Field", April 2021
  • Women in the social responsibility sector, March 2018
  • Honoured by the Speaker of the House of Parliament, October 2017
  • Selected among Heroes of the Global Campaign against Extremism and Intolerance by the Global
  • Hope Coalition and UNESCO -New York Public Library, September 2017
  •  Honoured by UNESCO - Metropolitan Museum in New York - A Tribute to Heroes from the Global
  • Campaign to “Prevent and Overcome Violent Extremism”, for the outstanding humanitarian efforts in Lebanon, September 2016
  • Honoured by the Killarney School and Glengarry School in Canada, November 2009
  • Honoured by the Canadian Lebanese Community (Edmonton, Alberta), April 2009
  •  Honoured by the Buck Institute, California, USA, International Award for Philanthropy June 2014
  • Honoured by the Arab Women Council - “Loyalty and Appreciation Jewel” Award for distinguished
  • Honoured by the Haigazian University as Women of the Year Award, March 2017
  •  Honoured by Arab Development Council for Women and Business - Entrepreneurs Award, July
  • Honoured by الشھادة مع" العرب فخر جائزة "Fakher Al Arab Award , for excellence in Philanthropic
    performance in 2020
  • Honoured by Regional Network for Social Responsibility - Medal of the Arab Woman leader in
    Social Responsibility for 2020
  • Honoured by International Excellence Foundation Inc. with Gold Medal & Red Scarf for NGOs
    sector for 2021
  • In addition to many honorary trophies from different organizations and institutes, in appreciation of philanthropic deeds and developmental projects undertaken by the Makhzoumi Foundation. 

Competences & Skills

Field(s) of Expertise: 
  • Management/ Administration
  • Strategic Philanthropy
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Family Businesses Governance
  • CG
  • CSR
  • NGO
  • Sustainabilty
  • governance
  • empowerment
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  • Arabic
  • French