Simon A. Kachar is interim director of the Office of Communications and director of news and media relations at the American University of Beirut (AUB).
He is an experienced communications professional whose previous experience was in the Office of Public Relations and Media at the Lebanese American University where he served for four years. Before that, Simon worked in strategic communications consultancy in the private sector with Eurocom Worldwide Network based in Dubai and operating in the GCC for almost 10 years, and later heading the communications and public relations department of Grey Worldwide Group in the MENA region, based in Beirut. In addition to written output in communications and publicity, Simon has published analytical articles in the Arabic media focusing on public administration reform and the Lebanese economy.
Simon has a BA in political studies and public administration, an MA in public administration, and a PhD in political science.
Separately, Simon is a member of the administrative committee of the Fouad Chehab Foundation and was the head of the Studies and Research and External Affairs Committee in the foundation for one administrative term. He is a previous member and first aider of the Lebanese Red Cross and former member of the Scout du Liban – Group St. Joseph.
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