Vice President

Mr. Talal MAKDESSI

Email: t.makdessi@hotmail.com

TALAL ELIAS EL MAKDESSI
CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT THG GROUP

•Born in Baalbeck in 1947
•Married to Isabella Brita Svefors el-Makdessi of Swedish nationality
•Father of : Tzara, 19 years old Emma, 17 years old
•Secondary and University Studies: La Sagesse Institute – Beirut
•Work Address: Hazmieh, Jisr El Bacha, Imm Dynagraph
•Residential Address: Adma – Villa El Makdessi
Achievements
-Founder and Chairman of the THG administrative board, the largest holding group specialized in Communication and Information in the Arab world. It was founded in 1983 in Jeddah, KSA. Today the group hires 1,516 employees in 7 differentcompanies all specialized in marketing, Public Relations and Communication.
-Elected Man of the Year (2007) in Lebanon and in KSA in the fields of Marketing,Public Relations and Advertising.
-Major Partner and General Director of the National Press Agency in Lebanon.
-Key regional member of the International Advertising Association (IAA), based in New York.
-Founding member of the UAE Lebanese Business Community.
-Owner of the residential project (Team) in Aain Saadé, Mount Lebanon.
-Key Associate in many communication and public relations companies in the Arab world.
-Spent 25 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Paris before coming back to Lebanon in 2000, making Beirut the headquarter of the THG group of companies.

APSAD Vice-President 2009
APSAD Executive committee member 2010, 2013