Ex. minist Issam FARES


Issam Fares ( Arabic: عصام فارس , born 10 May 1937 in Bayno ) is a Lebanese politician and businessman.

He was elected to the Lebanese Parliament in 1996 as MP for Greek Orthodox Akkar . He was reelected in 2000 and became the Deputy Prime Minister stride in the successive governments of Rafiq Hariri and Omar Karami between 2000 and 2005. He resigned to run for the 2005 parliamentary elections.

Billionaire, he is engaged in philanthropy . His wealth enabled him to buy the " Wedge Too" , designed by Philippe Starck. It is also close to the Assad family in Syria and the Bush family in the United States. It is considered a close friend of President George Bush Senior.

APSAD Executive Committee member 1994