Ahlan WA Sahlan, Welcome, to the Website of the Honorary Consular Corps in Lebanon.

The first Honorary Consul to Lebanon was appointed in 1948.

H.E. Mr. Habis was appointed Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Singapore in Lebanon in 1974.

H.E. Mr. Habis was appointed Dean of the Honorary Consular Corps in 1986.

The present name of the Consular Corps in Lebanon was founded in 1986 jointly by the Late Permanent Secretary H.E.Ambassador Fouad Turk and H.E. Mr. Joseph Habis during the Mandate of the President Amine Gemayel, and is now included of Honorary Consuls representing 105 overseas countries.

A large number of Consuls are prominent Lebanese personalities from the different working sectors (Businessmen, Bankers, engineers, lawyers, doctors, traders.), and from all religious sects, representing overseas countries important to Lebanon.

The purpose of this site is to provide information about the overseas countries that the Consular Corps members represent. It also helps encourage and promote the exchange of political, economic, touristic, social, and educational information, and strengthens the political relationships between Lebanon and Honorary Corps member countries.

JOSEPH HABIS

Dean of the Consular Corps in Lebanon

You may contact us at:

info@consulcorps.corn

Tel: (+961) 1 200 786

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONSULAR CORPS IN LEBANON

Dean Honorary Consul General of Singapore

Mr. Joseph Habis

General Secretary Honorary Consul of the Republic of Congo

Mr. Georges

Fernaine Treasorer Honorary Consul General of Malaysia

Mr. Omar Jundi

Juridical Affairs Honorary Consul General of Nepal

Mr. Joe Issa El Khoury

 

Members

Honorary Consul General of Mauritius

Mr. Salem Beydoun

Honorary Consul of the Central African Republic

Mr. Camille Fenianos

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

JOSEPH SALIM HABIS

 

Date and Place of Birth: 29 April 1943 in Miziara, North Lebanon

Marital Status: Married to SIHAM EL-DANA

Children: FOUR CHILDREN            

Present Position / Profession: BUSINESSMAN / DIPLOMAT

Title: DEAN OF THE CONSULAR CORPS IN LEBANON

HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE IN LEBANON

 

CAREER / EXPERIENCE:

(1965) OWNER AND GENERAL MANAGER OF HABIS TRAVELS LTD.
(I.A.T.A TRAVEL AND TOURISM AGENCY) IN LAGOS AND KANO, NIGERIA

(1966) OWNER OF LEBANESE AFRICAN AGENCY S.A.R.L.
(I.A.T.A. TRAVEL AND TOURISM AGENCY – TWO BRANCHES IN BEIRUT-LEBANON

(1968) MANAGER OF AUDI BANK S.AL. HEAD OFFICE, BEIRUT- LEBANON AND HEAD OF AFRICAN DEPARTMENT

(1971) OWNER OF NIGROUP COMPANY (NAILS AND BARBEWIRE MANUFACTURERS), “FIRST COMPANY OF IT’S KIND” IN KANO-NIGERIA

(1973) OWNER OF HABIS COMPANY (LONDON) LTD. (TOURISM AGENCY / CAR HIRE, IMPORT AND EXPORT) CROMWELL ROAD – LONDON – ENGLAND

(1973) OWNER OF “CEDARS AVIATION LTD” – BEIRUT – LEBANON (LICENCE OBTAINED FOR EXECUTIVE JETS AND HELICOPTERS)

(1974) HEADING OFFICIAL DELEGATION OF LEBANON MISSION AT THE BRAZILIAN ARAB FORUM HELD IN RIO-DE-JANEIRO ON MAY 21ST. OBJECTIVE: ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN BRAZIL/LEBANON

(1974) FOUNDER, VICE PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF INVESTMENT & FINANCE BANK S.A.L.  “INFIBANK”, BEIRUT-LEBANON.

ASSOCIATES AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:

BANQUE AUDI S.A.L.- LEBANON

THE MITSUI BANK LTD- JAPAN

TRANS-AMERICA INVESTMENT CO.LTD – UNITED KINGDOM

THE NOMURA SECURITIES CO. LTD – JAPAN

SOCIETE FINANCIERE POUR L’EXPANSION INDUSTRIELLE

“REGIE RENAULT” – FRANCE

CAISSE CENTRALE DES BANQUES POPULAIRES – FRANCE

MR ISSAM FARES VICE PRIME MINISTER OF LEBANON

MR SAID KHOURY, C.C.C. COMPANY – KUWAIT

 

(1974) FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY OF LEBANON “SOFIL S.A.L.” WHICH OWNS A WELL KNOWN COMMERCIAL CENTER IN BEIRUT – LEBANON

AMONG ASSOCIATES AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:

AUDI GROUP – BEIRUT – LEBANON

INVESTMENT AND FINANCE BANK S.A.L. “INFIBANK” – LEBANON

MR ISSAM FARES DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF LEBANON

MR SAID KHOURY, C.C.C. COMPANY – KUWAIT

SHEIKH NASSER AL SABBAH – KUWAIT

SHEIKH SOUAD AL HOUMAYZI – KUWAIT

 

(1974) OWNER OF HABIS COMPANY LIMITED S.A.R.L. (IMPORT-EXPORT) , BEIRUT, LEBANON AND CONSTRUCTION OF HABIS BUILDING, ACHRAFIEH, BEIRUT - LEBANON

(1974) APPOINTED HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE IN LEBANON

(1975) FOUNDER AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF LIBANO-ARABE (INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE COMPANY) BEIRUT – LEBANON

AMONG ASSOCIATES AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:

AUDI GROUP , BEIRUT – LEBANON

INVESTMENT AND FINANCE BANK SAL “INFIBANK” – LEBANON
 

(1981) PRESIDENT OF “COMITE DE DEVELOPMENT ET DE PLANIFICATION DU SAHEL AL MATEN – LIBAN” GOVERNMENT LICENCE NO. 172 – 7/10/1982 (FOUNDED BY EX-LEBANESE PRESEIDENT SHEIKH AMIN GEMAYEL)

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PRIVATE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION :

SUPERVISE THE ENVIRONMENT AND CREATE PUBLIC GARDENS

ORGANIZE THE TRAFFIC AND SOLVE THE PARKING PROBLEM FOR THE PUBLIC

SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

 

(1986) FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF “SOGEC” (SOCIETE DE GESTION DES CENTRES COMMERCIAUX S.A.R.L.) (MANAGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL CENTERS) BEIRUT – LEBANON

(1986) OWNER OF “SMOKING CLUB”, BEIRUT – LEBANON SELLING HABANA CIGARS AND OTHER ITEMS SIMILAR TO THE VERY WELL KNOWN DAVIDOFF PRODUCTIONS OF SWITZERLAND AND EUROPE

(1987) ELECTED DEAN OF THE CONSULAR CORPS IN LEBANON 107 CONSULS REPRESENTING OVERSEAS COUNTRIES WEBSITE: www.consularcorps.com

(1992) FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF “SOFIL CATERING S.A.L.” BEIRUT – LEBANON WHICH OWNS THE FOLLOWING :

SOFIL CATERING (THE LARGEST CATERING FOR VARIOUS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENTS)

LE RELAIS SOFIL (LUXURY RESTAURANT MEMBER OF RELAIS & CHATEAUX)

LE BISTRO SOFIL (RESTO)

LE CLUB SOFIL (EXCLUSIVE MEMBER CLUB)

 

(1992) APPOINTED COUNCELOR OF BELIZE COUNTRY TO THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) PARIS – FRANCE

(1995) MEMBER OF OFFICIAL LEBANESE DELEGATION HEADED BY THE MINISTER OF MUNICIPALITIES MR SULEIMAN FRANGIEH IN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE VATICAN TO MEET H.H. POPE JOHN PAUL II, ON 10TH MAY 1995

(1997) FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR POLITICAL RADIO BROADCAST STATION “SAOUT AL GHAD” IN LEBANON

(1997) MEMBER OF THE OFFICIAL LEBANESE DELEGATION HEADED BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS MR FOUAD SINIORA VISIT TO SINGAPORE ON THE 7TH OF FEBRUARY 1997

(1997) MEMBER OF THE OFFICIAL LEBANESE DELEGATION HEADED BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MR FARES BOUEIZ TO NEW YORK TO ATTEND THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ORDINARY SESSION ON THE 29TH OF SEPTEMBER 1997

(1998) MEMBER OF THE OFFICIAL LEBANESE DELEGATION HEADED BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MR FARES BOUEIZ IN OFFICIAL VISIT TO RUSSIA AND BELARUS ON THE 1ST OF FEBRUARY 1998

(2001) SHAREHOLDER – AUDI BANK S.A.L. (THE FIRST BANK IN LEBANON) , BEIRUT – LEBANON

(2003) OWNER OF “SOFILCO S.A.R.L.” (HOLDING COMPANY) SOFIL CENTER, BEIRUT – LEBANON

(2004) MEMBER OF THE LEBANESE DELEGATION HEADED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF LEBANON H.E. MR ISSAM FARES AT THE 59TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YROK ON THE 22ND OF SEPTEMBER 2004

(2004) FOUNDER OF THE MAGAZINE OF THE HONORARY CONSULAR CORPS IN LEBANON ON 17-11-2004 REGISTER NO. 795/2004 BEIRUT – LEBANON DISTRIBUTED FREE – LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY

 

AWARDS :

 “PUBLIC SERVICE STAR” (SINGAPORE – 1996)

“ORDER OF THE CEDAR MEDAL / KNIGHT GRADE” (LEBANON – 1997)

“SHIELD BY LEBANESE FOOTBALL FEDARATION” (LEBANON – 1997)

“ORDER OF THE CEDAR MEDAL / KNIGHT GRADE” (LEBANON – 2006)

“SHILED BY LEBANESE INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES” (LEBANON – 2009)

“SHIELD BY AFRICAN OFFICIAL MISSIONS ACCREDITED IN LEBANON” (LEBANON – 2012)

SEVERAL OTHER MEDALS FROM LEBANON AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES


OFFICE ADDRESS:

MAIN OFFICE:

SINGAPORE GENERAL CONSULATE SOFIL CENTER

P.O.BOX 165 660 – ASHRAFIEH – BEIRUT– LEBANON

TEL                 : 00961 (1) 200786 & 00961 (1) 200787

FAX                : 00961 (1) 201058

E-MAIL           : joehabis@dm.net.lb  

Contact Us

Honorary Consular Corps in Lebanon

Ashrafieh – Charles Malek Av- Centre sofil Bloc C 9th floor Beirut - Lebanon

Tel : (+961) 1 200 786
(+961) 1 200 787
(+961) 1 334 335

Website : www.consularcorps.com
Email : info@consularcorps.com