Azmi Mikati '94
Mr. Mikati is chief executive officer of M1 Group, a holding company with diverse interests that include real estate, energy, financial assets, and the fashion and airline industries. He earned his BS in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia in 1994. As an undergraduate, Mr. Mikati founded T-One, a telecom company providing long-distance services between the United States and international destinations. The firm proved to be quite successful and was sold in 1997 to a publicly traded long distance company based in the United States. Prior to joining M1, Mr. Mikati was chief executive officer of Investcom, a leading emerging market mobile phone company. Under Mr. Mikati’s leadership, the company’s sales grew from $30 million to close to $1 billion in less than seven years. In 2005, Investcom listed its share on the London Stock Exchange and on the Dubai International Financial Exchange in what was the largest international listing of a Middle Eastern company, making Mr. Mikati the youngest CEO of a Middle Eastern publicly traded company at that time. He lives with his wife and their three children in Beirut, Lebanon.