Akram Hussein Chehayeb (Arabic: أكرم شهيب; born 17 October 1947) is a Lebanese Druze politician who is a member of the Progressive Socialist Party headed by Walid Jumblatt. Cheheyab is a long-term member of the parliament and has also served in different cabinet and parliamentary posts. He is the current Minister of Education and Higher Education.
|Minister of Education and Higher Education|
|Assumed office |
1 February 2019
|Prime Minister||Saad Hariri|
|Preceded by||Marwan Hamadeh|
|Minister of Environment|
20 February 1996 – 29 November 1998
|Prime Minister||Rafic Harriri|
|Minister of Agriculture|
15 February 2014 – 18 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Tammam Salam|
|Minister of Displaced|
9 November 2009 – 13 June 2011
|Prime Minister||Saad Hariri|
|Preceded by||Raymond Audi|
|Succeeded by||Alaaeddine Terro|
|Born||17 October 1947|
|Political party||Progressive Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Arab University of Beirut|
Cairo University Lebanese University
Early life and educationEdit
Chehayeb was a supporter of the Baath party and Saddam Hussein during his youth. Then he became a member of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) in 1979. He worked as a history professor at Lebanese University in Aley. In 1984, he became office manager of Jumblatt. From 1985 to 1991 he served as the director of the PSP in Damascus. In 1992, he won the election, being a representative for Beirut. In the 1996 elections, Chehayeb won the Druze seat in Aley. Chahayeb served as minister of environment from 1996 to 1998. He also won the same seat in the general elections of 2000. From 2005 to 2009 he was the head of Lebanese environment committee. In 2009, he was appointed minister of displaced to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Saad Hariri, replacing Raymond Audi. Chehayeb's tenure ended in 2011, and he was succeeded by Alaaeddine Terro as minister.
Chehayeb is married to Salma Jurdi Chehayeb and has four children.
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| Minister for the Displaced
2009 – 2011