World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM
Elie Saab

Company: Elie Saab Fashion

Designation: Founder

Elie Saab is synonymous with the best dressed stars of Hollywood cinema, music, theatre and television. Born in Beirut to a wood merchant and housewife, his interest in dress making started when he was just nine years old. In 1982, aged 18, he opened his first couture atelier in Beirut with 15 staff.

Today, more than 200 employees are part of Elie Saab Group. His empire includes boutiques in Beirut, Paris, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Mexico. His collections are sold in 50 countries.