Prime Minister, Sunni, Independent
A Harvard graduate and a businessman, first entered politics in 1998 as Minister of Public Works and Transportation. He was first elected to parliament in 2000 and in 2005 he headed a transitional government to oversee parliamentary elections.
Deputy Prime Minister, Greek Orthodox, Independent
A graduate of the American University of Beirut in civil engineering. Was Lebanon’s first Environment Minister from 1992 to 1995.
Interior Minister, Maronite, Independent
Retired Brigadier-General in the Internal Security Forces, Charbel first joined the ISF in 1968 and graduated from the Lebanese University in 1981 with a degree in law.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shiite, Amal Movement
Graduated in political science from Saint Joseph University and entered the diplomatic arena in 1974. Mansour has served as Lebanon’s Consul in several countries, including Australia, Sudan and Egypt.
Finance Minister, Sunni, March 14
MP for Tripoli since 2000 and founder of the Safadi Foundation. Served as Economy Minister in the previous government.
Defense Minister, Maronite, Marada Movement
Vice-President of the Marada Movement, Ghosn first entered politics in 1992 and represented the northern district of Koura in Parliament until 2005.
Justice Minister, Maronite, Free Patriotic Movement
Graduated with a law degree from Saint Joseph University in 1967. Head of the Bar Association from 1995 to 1997.
Minister of Economy, Greek Orthodox, Independent
A 1972 Saint Joseph University engineering graduate, also has a degree in business administration from Harvard University. Founded the private company Partners Value EDAFI, and was appointed an economic consultant by Prime Minister Najib Mikati in 2005.
Labor Minister, Greek Catholic, Free Patriotic Movement
Studied engineering and planning in France, along with economics and anthropology. He has served as Telecommunications Minister in the previous government.
Information Minister, Sunni, Independent
Lawyer and legal consultant since 1982, graduated from Saint Joseph University in law and political science. He is also a member of the Beirut Bar Association.
Public Works and Transport Minister, Druze, Progressive Socialist Party
Public Works and Transport Minister in the previous government. Former Information Minister, currently an MP for Beirut.
Ali Hasan Khalil
Health Minister, Shiite, Amal Movement
First elected to parliament in 1996 and has been a member of the Parliament ever since. He is currently a member of the Amal Movement’s leadership committee.
Energy and Water Minister, Maronite, Free Patriotic Movement
Energy and Water Minister in the previous government. An engineer by training, works in real estate and construction. Once held Telecommunications portfolio.
Telecommunications Minister, Greek Catholic, Free Patriotic Movement
Member and president of Sogecap Insurance since 2000. Also the author of a book in Arabic entitled “Future is ours, if…” Was a Beirut candidate in the 2009 parliamentary elections.
Tourism Minister, Maronite, Free Patriotic Movement
Tourism Minister in the previous government. Former Head of the Lebanese Industrialists’ Association.
Industry Minister, Armenian Orthodox, Tashnag Party
An engineering graduate and an industrialist, Sabounjian has been the president of Vresso Lebanon since 1965. He has also been the president of Vresso International Corporation since 1986.
Minister for the Displaced, Sunni, Progressive Socialist Party
Member of the Progressive Socialist Party since 1975, he was first elected to Parliament in 1992 and has been an MP since then. He is also a member of the Social and Cultural Club and a member of the Organization of Social Services.
Wael Abu Faour
Social Affairs Minister, Druze, Progressive Socialist Party
Elected MP for the Western Bekaa. Served in the previous two governments as Minister of State.
Hussein Hajj Hasan
Agriculture Minister, Shiite, Hezbollah
Agriculture Minister in the previous government. MP for Baalbek-Hermel and head of Parliament’s Agricultural Committee.
Culture Minister, Greek Orthodox, Free Patriotic Movement
Saint Joseph University graduate with a degree in civil engineering and economics, worked in the fields of civil engineering, was appointed as an advisor for a board of directors in the banking sector. Member of the constituent body of the Free Patriotic Movement.
Sports and Youth Minister, Sunni, Independent
Son of former Prime Minister Omar Karami, entered politics through the Arab Liberation Party in Tripoli. Founded both the Association of Sports and Literature Club and the Association of Karami Clinics.
Education Minister, Sunni, Independent
Graduated in computer science from the American University in Beirut in 1985, and has been a professor of electrical engineering.
Environment Minister, Maronite, Independent
Graduated from the American University of Beirut. Also holds degrees in political and administrative studies and insurance studies. Adviser to President Michel Sleiman. Served one term in Parliament from 2000 to 2005.
Minister of State, Maronite, Marada Movement
A graduate of American University of Beirut, Karam entered politics in 1972. After attempts to grab a parliamentary seat in 1996, 2000 and 2005, he became a member of parliament in 2009 alongside Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh.
Minister of State, Shiite, Hezbollah
Minister of State in the previous government. MP for Tyre since 1992. Has served as Labor Minister and Energy Minister in past governments.
Minister of State, Greek Catholic, Independent
Obtained a law degree in France, and has been practicing law in Lebanon since 1970. Former Minister of Tourism in three consecutive Cabinets (1992-1998), formed by the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Minister of State, Sunni, Independent
A graduate in economics and political science from the Beirut Arab University, he was first elected an MP from Tripoli in 1996 and was re-elected in 2009.
Minister of State, Armenian Orthodox, Change and Reform Bloc, Tashnak Party
Retired Brigadier-General in the Lebanese Army from (2001-2011), Manjian joined the army as a volunteer in 1972. He is the recipient of four military medals.
Minister of State, Shiite, Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Former leader of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (1996-2008), and a Minister of State in 2008.
State Minister (announced resignation), Druze, March 8
Founder of the Lebanese Democratic Party, Arslan graduated in political science from George Washington University. He was first elected to Parliament in 1991, and former Minister of Youth and Sports and former Minister of State in the governments.