The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Christine Sfeir

Christine Sfeir

Industry: Retail

Company: Treats Holding

Designation: CEO

Country: Lebanon

Christine Sfeir certainly puts in the hours. In between raising two young children, the 37-year-old Lebanese has also created one of the region’s most successful restaurant empires. At the age of just 22, she persuaded Dunkin’ Donuts to hand over the company’s Lebanese franchise to her. The rest quickly became, with the franchise becoming a huge success in Beirut. Four years ago, she added the Lebanese brand Semsom to the fold, and has expanded it into Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Further expansion is planned in India.