Wissam Ariss

PROFESSIONAL

Mr. Ariss has over 18 years of professional experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, industry, logistics, trade business development in Asia, USA, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

  • Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO  Star Brands (Procter & Gamble Exclusive Agent in Algeria)
  • Chairman of the Board Nestle Algeria, Partner
  • Founder & Chairman of the Board Star Goods (Nestle Waters Agent in Algeria)
  • Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board, Lumiere Group  (High-end lighting fixture distributor in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Lebanon)
  • Co-Founder of Hilight (Architectural lighting company)

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University, Harvard Business School MBA
  • BS Industrial Engineering Northeastern University, SummaCum Laude, Valedictorian - Boston, USA

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | HONORS & AWARDS

  • Board Member Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture of Mount Lebanon - Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • Board Member of several venture capital, industrial, logistics, trading companies in Europe & Middle East
  • Member of the Buck Advisory Council, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Member Dean’s International Council, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • Alumni McKinsey & Co. London, UK Strategic Management Consulting; Energy and Transportation
  • Alumni United Parcel Service CT, USA strategic planning, Industrial Engineering/ Logistics Investment Management & Planning
  • Member of Young Presidents' Organization YPO Lebanon - Geneva Chapters

PERSONAL

  • Charity, Family, Reading, Squash, Tennis
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