Ambassador Massoud Maalouf

  •  Ambassador of Lebanon to Canada 2007-2009, to Poland 2003-2007 (also accredited to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), and to Chile 1995-1999.
  • Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Lebanon:
     –   Washington, DC, 1990-1995      –  The Vatican, 1983-1987 and Chargé d’Affaires to the Order of Malta, Rome, Italy, 1985-1987      –  Tunis, Tunisia, 1980-1983
  • Consul, Consulate General of Lebanon in Montreal, Canada 1977-1979
  • First Secretary, Embassy of Lebanon Lagos, Nigeria 1972-1977
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, Lebanon: 
  • Director of Protocol ad interim (1987-1989)
  • Head of the Department of Arab Affairs and Representative of the Ministry in the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1999-2000)
  • Head of the Department of Economic Affairs (2000-2003)


  As a Diplomat:
  • Vice-Chairman of the Lebanese negotiating team that led to the signing of the Association Agreement between Lebanon and the European Union (2001-2002). 
  • Represented Lebanon at numerous Arab and Islamic Summit conferences, Arab League meetings as well as in United Nations meetings and various international conferences, including the WTO meetings in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Promoted trade, tourism and business by arranging trade delegation bilateral visits and working with local chambers of commerce; trade between Lebanon and Poland increased 30% during my tenure.
  • Promoted cultural ties between Lebanon and the different host countries through conferences, university exchanges and various cultural events.
  After Retirement from the Diplomatic Service:
  •  Established Mint Consulting LLC (2010) with focus on promotion of business and assessing political risk in emerging economies.
  •  Established Together for Lebanon, Inc (2012), a US NGO dedicated to exclusively support the charitable activities of the Lebanese Association of the Knights of Malta. 
  • Established Maharat for Development, Inc. (2017) a US NGO dedicated to human rights, freedoms and gender equality in the MENA region. 
  • Authored numerous articles in English on Lebanon and the Middle East for the American Herald Tribune ( and in Arabic in Al-Joumhouriyeh     (
  • Frequent commentator on many Arabic satellite TV stations (Al-Jazeera, BBC, Sky News Arabia, Al-Araby TV, AlYawm TV, Al Ghad TV, Al Hurra, et al..) providing analysis of US policy in the Middle East and international affairs. 
  • Diploma of Higher Studies in Economics  St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Diploma from the National Institute of Administration and Development Beirut, Lebanon


Fluent in Arabic, English, French, Spanish  Basic knowledge of Polish and Italian   Back to Event Page >