Lebanese government: 4 women out of 30

We need more women in power

Helena Saadeh


Lebanese government: 4 women out of 30

Raya Hassan as minister of interior

Holder of a degree in Business administration from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s degree from the George Washington University, Hassan currently heads the Special Economic Zone of Tripoli (SEZ) and has worked previously as an advisor to the ministries of finance and economy and was appointed as minister of finance in 2009.

Nada Bustani as minister of energy and water

Holder of a degree in economics from USJ and a master’s degree from the ISC Paris Business school, Bustani previously served as adviser to the former minister of energy and water, Ceasar Abu Khalil.

May Chidiac as minister of state for administrative development

May Chidiac is a holder of PhD in Information and Communication from University Paris 2. She is a lecturer of radio and television arts at Notre-Dame University and heads the May Chidiac Foundation.

Violette Safadi as minister of state for women and youth affairs

Violette Safadi is a Lebanese journalist, served as economic advisor to then finance minister Mohamad Safadi. Violette Khairallah Safadi worked also as a presenter at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and then as a news anchor and political host at Murr Television (MTV).