Tony Cid

Antoine Cid, Tony, as fondly called by his colleagues and acquaintances (Business Administration & Marketing 1990- 95) passed out from NDU with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. With an impressive educational background, other notable mentions include LEBANESE LAW from Lebanese university 1997 and MBA – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from Swiss business school - Zurich – Switzerland   Feb 2016 and DBA – DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from Swiss business school - Zurich – Switzerland (graduation expected by 2017).

“I contribute my inclination towards the profession of a ‘Lawyer’ to my inherent belief in ‘Human Rights”, He says. “People often ask my opinion on Human Rights. Well, I have always been to-the-point specific rather than diplomatic, because one man can make the difference. When the rights of one are in jeopardy that takes a toll on the rights of the society altogether” “I used my knowledge and belief of human rights by indulging in several social causes and social associations – one such is the North lebanon bar association, Tripoli, wherein I have been a member Since the year 1998.

In words of the man himself, “I dedicate my phenomenal success to the life-based education that I received from Notre Dame University.” “The unique atmosphere maintained at the university offered me an expansive outlook of the world and it somehow affected my life,” says Antoine. The academic environment at Notre Dame University is amazingly supportive to the overall development of one’s character as a complete human being.” “I was always interested in exploring the path less chosen by many and finding out the possibilities that came with it. It is this never ending zeal to attain perfection that made me form a Marketing Club whilst I was still in university.”

“With a social life that is divided between the premier regions of Lebanon and Dubai, I am partner with several ventures. However, I still keep my area of operations as an Attorney, on kaslik main road – Val de Zouk center” “I prefer reading motivational Novels, books related to Law and commerce/business, swimming and exploring different places around the world.”

“The spirit to volunteer and give something back to the society is something that I learned from facing my challenges. Socially I have been always active and like to contribute to my belief in Human rights and society through associations like Promotion Summer Association Hasroun (Member since 1987), Rotaract Club Tripoli (Member 1991-1996), Rotaract Tripoli (President 1994-1996) and Board North Lebanon Alumni (Member since 1993), Lions Club Tripoli (Member since 2001), Hasroun municipality (Member 1998-2004) and Lebanese Business Council (Member since 2006), NDU Alumni committee UAE- Chapter (Since 2014), NDU Alumni Lebanon steering Committee (Jan. 2016 till date) and League Maronite – Lebanon (Member since Feb. 2015).

“My time at the University was highly motivated by the kindness and apt professionalism of the management at NDU, who not only educated me about Civil Life but helped me understand the value of certain attributes to the social life as well.” “Rather than using a Socratic approach wherein you have to find everything by yourself, my teachers assisted me with open arms and above all, with open minds,” Quotes Antoine who at present resides in Dubai, UAE.

“I carried the same spirit of learning and success to tackle the challenges that came while I was pursuing Doctorate of Business Administration Swiss business school - Zurich – Switzerland.”

“My advice to the upcoming crop of students at NDU is to learn as much as you can from the gifted souls there in form of management. This is the time when they can explore all the possibilities without the fear of failure and I am sure the management at NDU will guide you,” says Antoine Cid, who is a renowned Attorney by profession and collaborates several ventures between Lebanon and Dubai.