Marwan Moukarzel

"NDU has a special place in my heart. It taught me about dreaming big and fighting to be the best you can. Back in the days, in 1993, NDU was relatively a newly established university, more of a big family where we all used to know each others yet aiming to position itself amongst the greatest in Lebanon and the region. Now we are all proud of what NDU has evolved to be. It is a great story to learn from, whether in terms of perseverance, hard work and people skills. Proud to be part of this growing family."


Marwan Moukarzel is the CEO of Fawaz Alhokair Fashion Retail, leading fashion retail group in Saudi Arabia. At Alhokair, Marwan oversees all facets of the business, across all operating territories. Marwan drives growth and maximizes value for shareholders, brand owners, and customers, pivoting Alhokair to new heights of success.

Prior to joining Alhokair, Marwan served as the General Manager of Azadea Group. Under his leadership, Azadea witnessed immense growth, entered new markets, and fostered strong relationships with brand owners and major real estate developers. Previous to taking on this position, Marwan also served as the Deputy CEO and CFO of the company.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Marwan held various other positions; External Auditor with Deloitte (Abu Dhabi) and Ernst & Young (Lebanon), and Head of Internal Audit for a major retail and wholesale operator in Qatar.

Marwan is a Certified Public Accountant (US), Certified Internal Auditor (US), holds a Bachelor Degree from Notre Dame University-Louaize (Lebanon), and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.