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“Pierre Antoine AbouJaber referred to herein after as PAJ”

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After graduating from the Lebanese university of Beirut with a B.A. in international finance in 1985, PAJ pursued his education by following special courses in Finance and money and banking management at the AUB (American University of Beirut) keeping up with the academic update until acquiring an Executive Master of science in Finance (MSF) from the ESCP-EAP Paris in 2001.

PAJ started his career in banking early 1983 at Bank of Beirut to end up as a money treasurer in the capital markets division in 1988.

By 1992 PAJ resigned to establish the family real estate company without neglecting his banking career where he landed once again in Bank of Kuwait and the Arab World in 1995 as a regional manager boosting the banks’ deposits and broadening its corporate asset base to a multiplier of 20.

In 1998 PAJ got the opportunity to join a well-known growing bank in Beirut “UBL” operating under the umbrella of Saudi owned financial company “Ark Financial Group Holding sal” to head the executive corporate division at the very start, moving ahead by 1999 to head the investment banking division as a first Deputy General Manager. During his latest mission statement in the Investment banking at UBL PAJ acquired the best experience in Acquisition, Restructuring, Privatization, BOT, DBOT and Venture Capital thru which he got exposed to int’l Capital and Real Estate markets. Assets and liabilities under his management reached an aggregate amount of 1 Billion US$.

Late 2000 he resigned for the sake of an exclusive and unique opportunity to establish and lead as a shareholder an investment company “Ven.Invest Holding” (Referred to herein after as VEN) with a diversified Asset Portfolio that reached within a short period of time a total asset value in the amount of 500 Mio US$ under his management. PAJ led the company as CEO for 16 years when he created the Iconic "Le Gray" with one of the best hoteliers of the world "Gordon Campbell Gray Hotels" in collaboration with the very famous architect Kevin Dash. Noting that this restil iconic project was first assigned to 'Harvey Nichols' but was not given a license back then.
VEN was owned and still by group of prominent Lebanese immigrant Bankers, businessmen from Venezuela, a listed Qatari Co. AlSalam International and the Kabchi Family from Latin America.



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