Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Patrick Chalhoub
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Patrick Chalhoub

Industry: Retail

Company: Chalhoub Group

Designation: Joint CEO

Country: UAE (Syria)

Created by Michel Chalhoub in 1955, the Chalhoub Group is recognised as one of the leading forces in the luxury retail business in the Middle East.

Maintaining its family owned heritage, today the group - co-led by Patrick Chahoub - specializes in the retail and distribution of renowned brands within the sectors of beauty, fashion and gifts. The Chalhoub Group has a presence in 14 countries and the management of over 400 retail outlets, and has partnersedwith prestigious houses such as Baccarat, Christofle, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Nina Ricci, to name only a few. Patrick Chalhoub joined the Chalhoub Group in 1979. Charged with distributing perfumes in Kuwait, he made the division a commercial success within three years. He then became joint CEO of the regional businesses, overseeing operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain.