The President of the council of Minister His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri announced the formation of a new cabinet with Mohammad Choucair as new Minister of Telecommunications, succeeding H.E. Jamal Jarrah who has been appointed Minister of Information.
Following his appointment, H.E. Mohammad Choucair lauded the achievements made by the former Minister of Telecommunications and vowed to continue on the same path, notably when it comes to the implementation of the fiber optics project and 5G deployment.
Choucair’s name is very well known in the world of business in Lebanon and abroad. He is currently the president of the Lebanese economic organizations and the president of the chambers of commerce in Lebanon, in addition to being the vice president of the Lebanese-French chamber of commerce in Lebanon. He is also the honorary consul of Fiji in Lebanon. Moreover, Choucair owns, with his family, the chocolate brand Patchi, a developing business in 35 countries through 165 outlets.
In April 2012, he became Chairman of the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean (ASCAME) based in Barcelona and grouping 220 chambers around the Mediterranean. In May 2012 he was named Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the President of the French Republic Mr. François Hollande.
Mohammad Choucair is a graduate of International Business Studies from the International School of Management in Paris.