With the help of what he calls an “all-time passion” for the field of building contracting and interior design, alumnus Salam Abou Ghanem embarked on a journey that eventually led him to running his own business. His journey started in 1994 when he graduated from LAU equipped with a degree in business marketing. Armed with knowledge, skills, values and most importantly, passion, he entered the job market, gaining experience at several leading companies in his field for nearly 12 years before launching his own fit-out contracting company, bci décor, in the UAE in 2006. The journey toward establishing his company was not an easy one, he says, but worth it.
Today, as bci décor continues to grow, Abou Ghanem is giving back to LAU so that other students have the resources to follow their passion. "Giving back to LAU is an opportunity that every alumnus can take advantage of in order to offer hope to the next generation to be able to afford an education. Any investment in those seeking education is an investment in the future of the country."