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Zeina Fares

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Zeina Fares - Professional Summary:    Named the International Executive of the Year by the Greater Houston Partnership and the National Businessperson of the Year by the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, Nijad Fares acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wedge Equities Incorporated, an investment firm. Backed by his able and active wife, Zeina Fares, owner of the Link Group, he serves on the board of the Wedge Group Incorporated, on the Professional Board of Advisors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and on the board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition, Nijad Fares holds Trustee Emeritus status at International College in Lebanon and a membership on the Cummings Veterinary School of Medicine Board of Overseers at Tufts University.

Zeina Fares, who married Nijad Fares in 1995 and mothered their four children, also has found time to aid the community, as President of the Lebanese Club of Houston and as founding President of the American Foundation for Auxilia. A member of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Development Committee, she sits on the board of Inprint, a nationally known literary arts nonprofit group, and on the Board of Trustees of the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. In other service, Nijad Fares, with Zeina Fares’ support, became the first President of the American Task Force for Lebanon and sat on the Houston Katrina Relief Fund and Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund Boards.

Traveling to Rome in June 2011, Zeina and Nijad Fares and their family were honored to meet with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, who blessed them for their generosity and commitment to education. As Zeina Fares proudly watched, the Pope appointed Nijad Fares a Knight of St. Gregory in honor of his philanthropic efforts. In 2010, the government of Mexico awarded Nijad Fares the Legion of Honor, and in 2011, he introduced former President Bill Clinton as the guest speaker in the Issam M. Fares Lecture Series at Tufts University. Nijad Fares also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.



Zeina Fares - Professional Experience:    


Link Group

1990 - present

Houston, TX



Zeina Fares - Education:    

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

BA, Economics, Political Science


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