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Ramsey S. Hakim, Ph.D. - Vice-Chairman
|Dr. Hakim is Vice-Chairman of Meirc Training & Consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a Master of Science, a Master of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Houston, Texas.
As faculty member in the College of Business Administration at Arizona State University, Dr. Hakim taught management and quantitative analysis courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He also conducted research in strategic planning and served as consultant to a number of US companies. Dr. Hakim then joined S.O.M. Associates where he was involved in both consulting and training with a variety of firms in both the U.S.A. and the Middle East. As a Senior Associate, he participated in a special multiyear US based training project for Saudi Aramco. Dr. Hakim’s professional experience also includes working for Snap-on-Tools, Inc. in the United States and for 3M Co. in Lebanon. He has been with Meirc since 1983 as Partner, trainer and consultant. For many years, Dr. Hakim led a team of Meirc consultants involved as advisors and facilitators for Pepsi-Cola International. He also served as Managing Director of Meirc from 1998 until 2010 and was instrumental in guiding Meirc towards the successful achievement of its main strategic goals.
Dr. Hakim’s primary training and consulting interests at Meirc focus on strategic planning and the measurement of performance. He is also heavily involved in training and consulting assignments focused on finance, marketing and operations management.