Author Archives: Lara Shabb

SAMA HOSPITALITY VENTURES Farm-to-Table at Scale

SAMA HOSPITALITY VENTURES Farm-to-Table at Scale

Reading Time: 5 minutes From farming to hospitality
Sama Hospitality Ventures (SHV) started off as an idea to make commercial use of co-founders’ Ali and Omar El Mais’ late father’s land in Bekaa where the two brothers grew up. “We had to look for a higher return alternative than planting wheat or just leaving the land idle,” explains Ali who comes from an investment management background and completed his MBA at INSEAD.

Lebanon’s Last Chance to Preserve and Create Jobs, is Now

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the context of Lebanon’s existential crisis, Executive inquired about the country’s new economic and social barriers – a mountain of problems formed around a nexus of ginormous poverty, towering unemployment, and a colossal need for investment that appears impossible to scale. In seeking to chart new financial and economic pathways, Executive sat down with

Executive is hiring!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Executive Magazine is looking to hire a new sections editor.  The new sections editor will take responsibility for researching and writing analytical pieces that satisfy the highest journalistic standards. She/he will contribute to special reports for our coverage of new economic sectors in Lebanon, as well as traditional economic pillars that continue to play important roles in the Lebanese economy, from hospitality

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