North Lebanon Local Economic Development Agency

Our Team

North LEDA’s Management Board:

The agency is structured based on an assembly that consists of its founding members from Municipalities, Associations, Cooperatives, Artisans and NGOs; as follows:

Mr. Marcel Chaptini, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli, and President of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

Mr. Mohammad Saadyeh, President of the Union of Dannieh Municipalities and Vice President of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

Mr. Walid Metry, President of the Livestock Husbandry Cooperative in Akkar, and Secretary of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

Mr. Abdul Elah Zakarya, President of the Union of Jurd Al Kayteh Municipalities, and Treasurer of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

Mr. Hussein Awada, President of the Beekeepers Cooperative in Dannieh, and Accountant of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

Mrs. Katia Kartenian, Branch Manager of Mouvement Social in North Lebanon, and Consultant of the North LEDA’s Management Board.

  • Mouvement Social is a non-confessional, non-partisan and non-charitable organization, and has centers widely spread all over the Lebanese territory close to the most disadvantaged people. Mouvement Social works to build social support networks as well as empower individuals to engage in the wider community; it mainly works to increase societal awareness of social issues and lobbies decision makers (lawmakers) to promote policies that take into consideration the basic rights and needs of the underprivileged. MSL works hand in hand with other associations, municipalities and the private sector in a synergistic fashion, which allows each organization to take advantage of its comparative strengths in developing a fair and humane society.

Mr. Hanna Hanna  Manger of the Union of Agriculture cooperatives in Akkar and  consultant of the North Leda’s Management Board.

  • L’artisan du Liban is a limited liability company, founded in Beirut in 1979 in the initiative of an NGO “Lebanese Social Movement”, in order to preserve the Lebanese heritage and revive endangered working techniques. It aims to maintain a balance between the design and mass production, a balance between tradition, aesthetics and functionalist, a balance between the cost of “handmade” and illegal competition and sometimes fraudulent market, and a balance between innovation and continuity. More than 800 men and women artisans spread over the entire Lebanese territory benefit from this project.