Chairman & CEO

Mr. Patrick Farajian is the Chairman and CEO of Sodetel, a leading telecom operator that offers fixed and wireless broadband services, a company owned by the Lebanese government, France Telecom and Telecom Italia. Prior to his appointment in 2003, he was advising the Ministry of Telecommunications in Lebanon on the creation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. As a consultant, he actively participated to the preparation for the telecom sector's reform, strategy, liberalization and privatization. He held senior positions in the planning department of Nortel Networks in Canada. He serves on the board of directors of a number of organizations and is the treasurer of the Lebanese Businessmen Association. Mr. Farajian has a B.Eng (Honors) and M.Eng from McGill University (Canada) and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD (Fontainebleau.