In a historical quorum of 98%, the business leaders voted yesterday for Gender Equity, Multiculturalism, Liberalism, Economic Sovereignty, Unity, Innovation, Transformation, Social Equality, Youth and Change.
Beyond RDCL these elections provided a very strong message with regards to the aspirations of the Lebanese leaders to the take charge and lead by example.
Mr. Nicolas Boukather was elected unanimously as president of the RDCL along with Mrs. Hadia Minkara as Vice President, Fady Sawaya as secretary General & Nadim Daher as board treasurer. The new elected members, Roula Gharios Zahar, Joumana Dammous Salamé, Fateh Bekdache and Farid Homsi joined the board along with remaining members Mourad Aoun, Cyrill Arida, Robert Kanaan and Jean Tawile.
After the election, Mr. Fouad Rahme who had been leading the RDCL for the past 4 years, emphasized on the ‘’Quorum electoral historical record, the proper governance and the exemplary transition of power on time’’.
The new elected President Mr. Boukather, called the private sector “to unite and innovate, rather than fight on the little that remains. The country is living existential critical moments, the private sector has been dismantled and many are on the verge of bankruptcy. If we don’t unite, change and innovate we will die”. He also called for “a strong engagement of all RDCL members in the creation of the multi sectoral incubator for innovation to re-create hope and reinvent the Lebanon of tomorrow, this will not happen if we don’t change our mindset”.
RDCL calls on all business leaders of Lebanon and the diaspora willing to bring Innovation, Engagement and Unity to join their rows.
The RDCL (Rassemblement de Dirigeants et Chefs d’entreprises Libanais – Business Leaders association of Lebanon) :
Founded in 1986 with the mission to unite multi-sectorial business leaders under one roof to safeguard economic liberalism and equality of chances. Acting as a business power house, and having the reputation of a think-tank, and a powerful lobbying group for economic transformation, the RDCL has confirmed its institutional role, establishing itself in public life and within economic bodies as a credible interlocutor and international community. It also has a dedicated chair inside the Lebanese economic organizations.