Maher N. Mikati
Chief Executive Officer
Maher Mikati is the Chief Executive Officer of Areeba SAL which he founded in March 2017 after he entered into a fully binding agreement with Bank Audi for the sale of 100% of its Electronic Payments and Cards Services (EPCS) business, systems and assets and the transfer of the team to M1 Financial Technologies (a subsidiary of M1 Group).
Previously an Executive Director at Investcom Holding, Maher managed and oversaw all new business ventures in the EMEA region. Later, as the Managing Director of areeba Cyprus Ltd. (Investcom’s telecom operator in Cyprus), he actively led the complete rollout of the first private mobile operator in the country. Currently, Maher is a member of M1 Group’s Investment Committee, in addition to being responsible for its investments in fashion, retail and aviation. He is a board member of Growthgate Capital and Pepe Jeans Group. He is the director of the Mikati Foundation, and has been a member of the AUB Board of Trustees since 2014. He is currently Deputy CEO of M1 Group and CEO of M1 Fashion.
Mr. Mikati holds a degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, as well as an MBA from INSEAD in France.