BASEL DALLOUL 

baselBased between Beirut and Cairo, Basel Dalloul is the Chairman and CEO of Noor Group, a leader in the field of information technology that provides internet, telephone and video services to over 135 countries across the globe. Dalloul is a recognized authority in IT and was among the initiators of a revolutionary approach to internet services in the Egyptian market, while also pioneering the delivery of internet access to underserved areas in Africa and the Middle East. One of the most important collectors in the region, he has gathered some 3,500 exceptional works into the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation: mostly paintings and sculptures, with recent additions of installations, photography, and video art.

 

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ABRAHAM KARABAJAKIAN

abrahamAbraham Karabajakian is the founder of Loyalty Investments & Insurance in Lebanon and Loyalty Insurance Brokers in Romania. In 2010 he co-organized and curated the exhibition Pieces for a Museum, in order to raise awareness of the need to create a modern and contemporary art museum in Beirut. In 2012 Karabajakian and his business partner Roger Akoury opened KA Modern and Contemporary Art, a private collection of modern and contemporary art - partly on view in the «KA» space near Beirut’s Marina of Dbayeh - that includes more than 600 works by major artists from Lebanon. He is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees for BeMA - Beirut Museum of Arts, and serves as vice-president for the Mare Foundation, Museum of Recent Art in Bucharest.

 

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TAREK NAHAS 

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Tarek Nahas is a business lawyer whose passion for photography has led him to amass an important collection of works since 2000. Nahas loves to share his passion with a wider audience, as evidenced in the 2015 exhibition Open Rhapsody, a Journey into Photography and Video Collections at the Beirut Exhibition Center, which he co-curated with Jean-Luc Monterosso (Director of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris).

Nahas is also a member of several committees at major contemporary art museums in Europe.