1995 to 2002

1996
Took up a four year position as a Vice Chairman of the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Awarded the Officer of the Order of the Republic by the President of Tunisia.

1997
Acquired Banque Compagnie Nord (BCN) in Germany.

1999
Celebrated 20 successful years since founding GMH.

2000
Awarded Commander of the National Order of the Cedar by the President of Lebanon.

2002
Appointed founding President of the Anglo Arab Organisation.
Awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence by the King of Jordan.
Received the Key to the City of Uslan, South Korea, for making a major contribution to the country’s economy.
Opened WaterGate Park, the 14,000 square metre water theme park in Beirut, Lebanon.
Middle East Online website launched.