American University of Beirut

Ricardo Karam

An alumni trustee since 2023, Ricardo Karam (BS ‘91) is a Lebanese television presenter, producer, talk-show host, author, public speaker, and advocate for Arab social causes. He founded Ricardo Karam Production Company and published several books. In 2010, he created the TAKREEM Foundation. Every year, TAKREEM celebrates the achievements of changemakers in different walks of life that have distinguished themselves in the Arts, Culture, Sciences, Environment, Education, Philanthropy, etc. giving them the visibility and support needed to sustain their endeavors. In 2018 and 2019 respectively he founded TAKminds and TAKREEM AMERICA. In 2020, Karam launched his podcast “Conversations with Ricardo Karam” and in 2021 he founded Peacomms, a coaching and public speaking training to empower public figures and executives with specific skills to improve their presence and communication skills. Karam is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agro-Alimentaires (BS in Chemical Engineering ‘93) and LAU (MBA ‘95).​​​

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