Board of Directors
Mustafa El Samad
He is a second-generation professional in the Tourism and Hospitality industry, where he spent his entire 20 year career. He knew he wanted to do something extraordinary from a young age. Little did he know, his gourmet expertise would launch him into an adventure in the F&B industry, and he is now a well-respected professional in the field. Mustafa El Samad, Managing Director at Samad Tours agency (Tripoli and Amioun Branches), owner and founder of two successful restaurants in Tripoli (La Plaka Resto – Café since 2009 and “Hajj Ali Restaurant” since 2015), along with a new concept in Mirador Village, and a member of the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants since 2014, holds an MBA degree from the Lebanese American University. He is also an instructor at the University of Balamand, Business Faculty, Tourism and Hotel Management School for the past 10 years. His biggest passion was directed towards hospitality in both the tourism and the F&B domain. The dedication he holds for his home town has led him to be one of the prominent business owners and encouraged the development of a new concept in the city. His dedication and optimism, along with a diverse experience made him an effective personnel manager with a high level of empathy and a direct approach to discipline. The projects introduced by Mustafa surely represent the passion he holds for this industry.