Born in Syria and raised mostly in Greece, Fadi Jabbour began his career in Dubai after graduating from the ‘Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris’. He joined the Chalhoub Group, a leading distributor and retailer of luxury brands in the Middle East, in 1991.
The Chalhoub Group had just signed a 12-year regional Joint-Venture agreement with L’Oréal group for the distribution of the L’Oréal brands in the Middle East. Fadi spent a few years as a Sales and Marketing Director for L’Oréal, before assuming the position of General Manager of L’Oréal Middle East from 1999. For over 10 years, Fadi has been fully involved in the strategic development of L’Oréal in the Middle East, and guaranteed its long-term success.
In 2003, Fadi became the head of Retail operations for the Chalhoub Group. In his current position, his responsibilities include supervising all retail operations for the Group’s 280 luxury brands and 350 retail outlets over 14 countries of the Middle East, across sectors of beauty, fashion and gifts. As such, he continues to expand the group’s retail business and to strengthen the group’s own retail concepts in beauty, fashion and gifts.