Violette Khairallah Safadi

Violette Khairallah Safadi is an enthusiastic active member of the Lebanese society and has worked in both non-profit organizations and private corporations. Her passion to make the world a better place led her to pursue her dream in Philanthropy. She is married to the former Lebanese Minister of Finance in Mohamad Safadi, who is her continuous support. She is also a proud mother of two boys. Her family remains a priority in her life.

Khairallah Safadi worked as a presenter at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and then as a news anchor and political host at Murr Television (MTV).

Since then, she has assumed various consultancy positions at the Ministry of Economy and Trade, and the Ministry of Finance. She is also committed to improving the livelihood of those less fortunate, through two main foundations, the “Safadi Cultural Foundation” where she serves as President, and the “Safadi Foundation” where she serves as Vice President. These foundations focus on social development, female empowerment and education. She has also worked on expanding the cultural events of “Safadi Cultural Center”, by organizing several activities targeting groups of different age, gender and ethnicity.

Her endless quest for Education and Knowledge motivated her to pursue an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy. Also, enriched by her cultural drive and feminism, she became a trainer on Business Etiquette certified by the British School of Etiquette. She believes that attitude and Emotional Intelligence are key factors that enable people to achieve the extra milestone in a meaningful life.

Her professional affiliations include serving as:
- Member of the National Commission of Lebanese Women (NCLW) established by the Council of Ministers
- Member of Board of Trustees at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU)
- Vice President of the Autism Awareness Association in Lebanon
- Member of the Women Leadership Board of Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School.