Speaker - Said G. Daher

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Said G. Daher is Chief Executive Officer of the Lebanon-based Azadea Group Holding. Established in 1978, Azadea is now spread over 11 markets and manages more than 35 brands across multiple categories, including clothing, accessories, food, multimedia, home furnishings, and sports goods.

Mr. Daher has played an integral part in the development of Azadea. He was appointed Director of Operations in 1995, Chief Financial Officer in 2000, Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and Chief Executive Officer in 2008 at the age of 39.

He also gained valuable retail experience as a marketing analyst for Saks Fifth Avenue in the early 1990s.

Currently, Mr. Daher is spearheading Azadea Group's strategy of regional expansion and retail business diversification by acquiring new franchises as well as entering new markets. He holds an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Texas. He serves as a board member of Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program, which promotes private initiatives by inspiring the young generation of entrepreneurs. He lives in Lebanon and is married with three children.

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