Alexandre Hawari


Alexandre Hawari became the Chief Executive Officer of Akama Holding following its incorporation in the UAE in 2020. Prior to this, he was co-CEO of Mediaquest Investment Holding and Mediaquest, alongside his brother Julien, with whom he built both companies.

Holder of an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, Alexandre has engineered the commercial and financial success of the business.

Samer Maalouf

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Samer is a highly motivated and standards-driven person with diversified experience across several firms and a demonstrated history of expedited progressive growth within finance function roles. Experience includes, solid financial analytical and reporting capabilities, commercial awareness, strategic acumen, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Over the course of nearly 15 years of professional experience, he has served in a variety of leadership roles, most recently at Liquigas and Coral Oil, the Lebanese leading oil & gas company occupying managerial roles mainly in Finance  and Marketing Finance, heading both the management and the shared services of the group.

Until the day he decided to join “Akama Holding” driven by the belief in being able to grow and build a successful and sustainable future within the group.

During the course of his career, Samer has a long and successful record of helping companies with strategic planning, establishing, and pushing finance departments to the next level and other general management challenges.

Samer has an MBA in Financial Management and an extensive experience in FinanceMarketing FinanceStrategy and Management.

Our Board

Alexandre Hawari
Akama Holding

Frida Farah
Founder & CEO
Effect Management Consulting

Jeremy Hodara
Global Executive and Entrepreneur

Julien Hawari

Medea Nocentini
Senior Partner
Global Ventures

Stephanie Holden
Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer