Najib Mikati

About Najib Mikati

Birth Day: November 24, 1955
Birth Place: Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
President: Émile Lahoud
Deputy: Elias Murr
Preceded by: Omar Karami
Succeeded by: Fouad Siniora
Political party: Majd Movement
Other political affiliations: March 8 Alliance
Alma mater: American University of Beirut
Website: www.najib-mikati.net

Najib Mikati

Najib Mikati was born on November 24, 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon. Najib Mikati resigned in March 2013 after two years as Lebanon's prime minister. A political moderate, he struggled to keep a country deeply divided along sectarian lines out of the Syrian conflict. Before his foray into politics, he and his brother Taha were telecom operators in Africa and Syria through their company Investcom. They sold it to MTN Group of South Africa in 2006 for $3.6 billion in cash and stock, and formed M1 Group, an entity with investments in telecom, real estate and retail.
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🌙 Zodiac

Najib Mikati’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Najib Mikati was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Biography/Timeline

1955

Mikati was born on 24 November 1955 and hails from a prominent Sunni Muslim family based in Tripoli. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1980 with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. He also attended a summer school program held at Harvard and the French Business school INSEAD.

1982

Mikati co-founded the telecommunications company Investcom with his brother Taha in 1982. He sold the company in June 2006 to South Africa's MTN Group for $5.5 billion. In April 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at $3.3 billion, making him the richest man in Lebanon.

1998

After being appointed Minister of Public Works and Transport on 4 December 1998, Mikati was elected to the Lebanese parliament from his hometown of Tripoli in 2000, outpolling Omar Karami, who was elected from the same multimember constituency. As a parliamentarian, Mikati retained his cabinet position and developed a reputation as a moderately pro-Syrian Politician with a normal relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Later Mikati was made transportation minister and became an ally of then Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, supporting the extension of his term in 2004.

2005

Mikati's immediate priority was to prepare Lebanon for crucial parliamentary elections, which were scheduled to be held by 31 May 2005. Constitutionally, a government must be in place to call for an election, and opposition politicians had accused President Lahoud and former prime minister Karami of stalling the formation of a government in order to thwart the elections, which anti-Syrian parties believed they could win. Mikati's government succeeded in organizing the election, which saw the opposition (by that time known as the 14 March Movement) win 72 out of the 128 seats in the National Assembly.

2011

On 24 January 2011, the March 8 alliance, specifically Hezbollah, Michel Aoun and Walid Jumblatt, nominated Mikati to become prime minister. Mikati succeeded Saad Hariri, whose government was brought down by the resignation of ten of the alliance's ministers and one presidential appointee on 12 January 2011, resulting from the collapse of the Saudi-Syrian initiative to reach a compromise on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. On 25 January, 68 members of the parliament of Lebanon voted in favor of nominating Mikati for Prime Minister. President of Lebanon Michel Suleiman then invited Mikati to head a new Lebanese government. The process of government formation lasted for five months due to serious disagreements between Leaders. On 13 June 2011, Mikati became the Prime Minister of Lebanon for the second time.

2013

On 13 June, Mikati announced the formation of the government and stated that it would begin by "liberating land that remains under the occupation of the Israeli enemy". On 22 March 2013, Mikati resigned from office, due to "intensifying pressure between the pro-Assad and anti-Assad camps" and the Lebanese President accepted his resignation on 23 March 2013. On 6 April 2013, Tammam Salam was tasked to form a new government.

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