The Fondation Team

  • Diana Fadel
    Diana Fadel Founder and president

    In 1965, Diana started her philosophy studies at L’ecole des Lettres in Beirut. She then Co-founded ABC Department Stores, with late husband Mr Maurice Fadel, in 1972. During the Lebanese civil war in 1975, she moved to Paris with her family where she continued her studies at Paris X Nanterre university from which she graduated in 1988. 10 years later, Diana created Monuments en Musique, in an effort to preserve and salvage important and often abandoned Lebanese heritage and iconic sites, which went on from 1998 to 2008 through 45 variously themed music concerts. After struggling against disease from 2010 to 2013, Diana went on and founded the Diane Foundation in 2015, which she currently heads as president.

Communication & PR

  • Asma Hoballah Hamdan
    Asma Hoballah Hamdan Communication & Marketing Director

    Asma holds an MBA in International Marketing from the European University Munich, Germany, and a BA in Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. She will be managing the communication strategies, the marketing events, and the public relations of the organization.


  • Fadi El Hage
    Fadi El Hage Chair holder

    Previously dean of, current professor; Educational Sciences at USJ. Fadi is also Deputy of the Rector for Regional Development and External Programs at USJ.

  • Rita El Hage
    Rita El Hage Scientific & administrative officer

    Rita specializes in the ecology of conservation. She completed her PhD at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Viridis Investment Fund (VIF)

  • Maria Chatti
    Maria Chatti Senior Advisor

    Graduate of HEC with more than 25 years of experience in Private Equity in France, Maria has built a multi-sector expertise in capital development and transmission capital for SMEs and start-ups.

  • Tracy El Ashkar
    Tracy El Ashkar Project manager

    With a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Life and Earth Sciences from Saint-Joseph University, Tracy assesses the eco-sustainable impact of the projects presented at the foundation.

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