Basem Malhas


Basem Malhas received his primary education at Rugby School in the UK and obtained his BA in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington D.C class of 1995.

Basem is involved in a family business that covers Hospitality, Automotive, Luxury Retail, Banking, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Aviation and Communication. He is the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the board, Member of Executive Committee and Board Member of Palestine Commercial Bank. He is Deputy Managing Director, Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of METICO; owner of Four Seasons Hotel-Amman. He is the Vice Chairman of Mahmoudia Group, the holding company of several Multi-national franchises; including Jaguar and Land Rover Cars, Chopard and Tufenkjian Jewelry. 

Basem is a founding shareholder in Gulf Mena; an alternative investment equity fund as well as a founding shareholder in Arab Wings; a private jet leasing company. He is a founding shareholder in a furniture manufacturing company based in Lebanon. He is a founding shareholder of Dobrando; a full service communication company.

Further to holding executive posts, he sits on the boards of publicly traded companies. He has also served as an active member in non-profit and charitable organizations.

Basem is a YPO Regional Board member MENA.