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Manufacturing executive , Real estate developer

Essam Fayez Makarem, Nigerian manufacturing executive, real estate developer. Decorated Commander de l'Ordere du Merit Societe Francaise d'Encouragement; recipient National medal, Lebanese Child Welfare Foundation, 1985, Albert Einstein medal, 1990.


Makarem, Essam Fayez was born on August 20, 1936 in Lagos, Nigeria. Son of Fayez Mahmoud and Jamal (Mohammed) Makarem.


Diploma in English and Arabic, National College, Aley, Lebanon, 1953. Bachelor of Business Administration, University Beverly Hills, 1989. Doctor in Business Administration (honorary), International University Foundation, 1989.


Director, general manager Faiz Moukarim & Sons Ltd., Majia and Kano, Nigeria, 1954-1991. Also director, managing director Moukarim Metalwood Factory Ltd., Kano, Ikeja, Katsina, Maidugri and Jos, Nigeria, 1959-1991. Director Borno Engineering and Steel Manufacturers Ltd., Maidugri, 1970—1999.

Chairman Nigeria Gas and Steel Ltd., Ikeja, Nigeria, since 1970, Moukarim Brothers Ltd., Mouka Ltd., Ikeja, Benin, Kaduna, kano, Nigeria, since 1993. Chairman, general manager Mada Holding S.A.L., Beirut, since 1992, Daughters of the American Revolution Altijara S.A.L., Beirut, since 1992. Director Management and Finance International Ltd., Beirut, United Development Corporation S.A.L., Beirut, Dar Al Kalimah S.A.R.L., Majia Company S.A.R.L., Beirut, Faiz Holding S.A.L., Beirut.


Chairman National Hospital Healthcare EST, S.A.L., Aley, Lebanon. Founder, shareholder Solidere S.A.L., Beirut, 1994. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Berytus Parks S.A.L., since 1998.

President National Council Nigeria, World Lebanese Cultural Union, 1972—1973, vice president world council, 1976—1983. Secretary general Druze Foundation for Society Welfare, Beirut, 1983—1991, since 1993. President, founder, trustee Kamal Jumblatt Society Foundation, 1981—1992.

Trustee, board member Sheikh Muhammed Abu Shakra Ain Wazein Hospital and Aged Home, The Health Establishment of Druze Community, Ain Wazein Al Shouf, Lebanon, since 1981. Vice president Sheikh Muhammed Abu Shakra Hospital and Aged Home, The Health Establishment of Druze Community, 2010. Trustee, board member Iman Hospital, Aley, 1999—2002, since 2009.

Trustee, founder, president Jabal Hospital, Falouga, Karnayel, Lebanon, 1982—1992, since 1993. Board directors Lebanese Economic Forum, 1997—2006. Trustee Directorate of Druze Endowments, 1999—2007.

Executive board member Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon in affiliation with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, since 2000. Member board, vice chairman Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Beirut and Mount Lebanon, 2006—2010. Mayor Municipality of Ras El Matn, Lebanon, since 2010.

Member of Mayer Municipal Raselmath Lebanon, Friends of Kamal Joumblatt Association (founding member since 2010), Nigeria Association Foam Manufacturers, Nigeria Association Steel Tube Manufacturers (chairman 1979-1980), Foundation Late Sheikh Abu Hasan Aref Halawi Welfare (vice president since 2005), Association Makarem Family Raselmetn Lebanon (president since 1988), Social Work League (member since 1989), Masons, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kano, Lebanese-Nigerian Friendship Association (trustee since 2007, president 2008-2010), Hammana-Upper Metn Rotary Club (founder member 2004-2005), SAFA Sporting Club (member 2001-2004), Al-Akhaa Alahley Sporting Club (trustee 2001-2003), Aley Lebanon Rotary Club (board member 2000-2004), Rotary Club (president Kano, Nigeria 1971-1972, founder), Odd Fellows (executive board member 1973-1976), Kano Lebanon Club (president 1973-1976, founder).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, theater, movies.


Married Ghada Mahmoud Aawar. Children: Hitaf, Wael, Joumana, Nader, May, Oussama.

Fayez Mahmoud Makarem

Jamal (Mohammed) Makarem

Ghada Mahmoud Aawar

Joumana Makarem

Wael Makarem

Nader Makarem

Oussama Makarem

May Makarem

Hitaf Makarem