Kassar is a renowned award-winning Lebanese politician and businessman who held the position of President of the Beirut Chamber of Commerce and Industry for over 30 years. He was the steering power behind Lebanon remaining open for business during its long years of war and conflict. Kassar acquired “Fransabank” and has made it the largest branch network in Lebanon. He has been awarded several orders as recognition for his efforts, some of which are: The Order Merit by France, Italy, and Hungary; Commander of the Rio Branco order granted by the President of Brazil; China Honorary Award; and Order of Friendship State Decoration of the Russian Federation. Kassar was recently the recipient of the Business for Peace Award 2014.
Source of Influence: Business
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