Antoine Karam (politician)

Antoine Karam (born 1956) is a Maronite Lebanese politician who served as the minister of environment.

Antoine Karam
Minister of Environment
In office
11 July 2008 – 9 November 2009
Prime MinisterFouad Siniora
Succeeded byMohammad Naji Rahhal
Personal details
Born1956 (age 64–65)
Hadath, Lebanon
Political partyLebanese Forces
Spouse(s)Danielle Mattar
Alma materSt. Joseph University

Early life and educationEdit

Karam was born in Hadath in 1956.[1] He holds a medicine degree, which he received from the University of St. Joseph in 1985.[1]


Karam is a member of the Lebanese Forces, led by Samir Geagea, since its inception.[1][2] He is a member of party's executive committee.[1]

He was appointed minister of environment to the cabinet led by then prime minister Fouad Siniora on 11 July 2008.[3][4] He was part of the 14 March alliance in the cabinet.[5] His tenure ended in November 2009, and he was replaced by Mohammad Naji Rahhal in the post.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Karam is married to Danielle Mattar and has two children.[7]


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  7. ^ "Profiles: Lebanon's new government". Lebanonwire. 12 July 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.