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Dr. Fady Gemayel


Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries (AFPPPI)

A Lebanese industrialist. He obtained an MS in Economics from Texas A&M University, an MA from Georgetown University in USA, and a “Doctorat” en Sciences de Gestion from Université Paris 1 Sorbonne – France.         

Dr. Gemayel is presently Co-Owner & Honorary Chairman at “Gemayel Freres S.A.L.” A family owned corrugated cardboard & packaging company, established in 1929.

He is Co-Owner & Chairman General Manager of two sister companies “ Société Libanaise de Carton” (SOLICAR) S.A.L. which  is Lebanon’s major Paper Recycling Mill;  and “ Blue Pack SAL” specialized in labels.

He is Co-Owner & Chairman of GEMDOUBS and NORPAPER, prime paper mills companies in Besançon, Nantes, and Avot Vallée - France

His other occupations in professional bodies are:

  • President of the Association of the Lebanese Industrialists (ALI)

The highest industrialist instance in the private sector in Lebanon

  • President of “The Arab Federation for Paper, Packaging and Printing Industries” (AFPPPI) for three tenures, from 2002 to 2006 and from 2014 till present. This organization comprises15 Arab countries.
  • President of “the Syndicate of the Owners of Paper & Packaging Industries in Lebanon” (SOPIL).
  • Member of ILO Governing Body for Asia & Pacific - for the period 2017-2020. The Governing Body is the Executive Body of the International Labor Organization
  • Member of the Technical Association of Paper & Pulp International (TAPPI) USA and Canada
  • Corresponding Member of the European Federation of Corrugated Cardboard Manufacturers (FEFCO).

Some of his past keystone activities:

  • Former President & founder of LibanPack: the pioneering center for packaging development and for boosting up export of Lebanese Products. (Launched in April 2009)
  • He has been Senior Advisor to the Minister of Industry, Republic of Lebanon
  • Former Lecturer at Université Saint-Joseph in Strategic Management & in the MBAIP joint program with Paris IX Dauphine and Paris 1 Sorbonne. He is also member of the USJ Advisory Board of the Faculty of Management.


Emerging opportunities: capacity expansion and cooperation

Day 1

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


  • What are the emerging opportunities in the MENA paper industry resulting from a changing economic environment?
  • Capitalising on these opportunities and encouraging cooperation between regional and international companies
  • The future appetite for imports of pulp, paper and recycled fiber