Michel Georr co-founded 109 Architectes in 2002. With a limited focus on the day-to-day business, he is charged with a rapidly increasing client base and the firm’s sustained growth in both earnings and turnover. Dedicated to driving employee motivation, loyalty, and commitment, Michel was also instrumental in creating a customized reward and partnership system for the firm’s architects and staff.

Michel’s diverse background spans industries. From 1993 to 1998, he was a senior architect with Basile, Homsi and Associates, where he was part of the Architectural Design Unit. There, he led several large-scale projects.

Currently at the Audi Sarader Group fulltime, Michel was recently appointed creator and manager of a $250 million Real Estate Development Fund. He joined the group in 2000 as Manager of the Marketing, Communication and Public Relations Departments, but quickly expanded his scope of work. Advising the bank’s contracting and real estate subsidiaries, Michel also structured several investment deals for High Net Worth Individuals. He managed branch network development and was a member of cross-functional teams that successfully handled the post-merger integration process between Banque Audi and Banque Saradar.

In 2002, Michel initiated the launch of a fleet of mobile computer schools, giving children in Lebanon’s remote areas IT education. The initiative, funded by the Saradar Foundation, was later co-sponsored by UNICEF and large local corporations.

Four years earlier, Michel’s enthusiasm for sports resulted in the launch of Sports.com, a French-language sports magazine that became a weekly supplement to the only French-language daily newspaper in the Middle East.

Michel holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France-Singapore (2006), an MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris and Beirut (1999), and a master's degree in Architecture from ALBA, Beirut (1993). He also attended several executive education programs at Euromoney, INSEAD, and ESA.

Michel Georr
Founding Partner

Email:

mgeorr@109architectes.com

Timeline:

1969: Kicks and screams his way into the world in Yahchouch, Lebanon

1993: Officially becomes an architect when he graduates from The Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)

2002: Launches 109 Architectes with Youssef Mallat and Ibrahim Berberi

2006: Earns an Executive MBA from Insead

2011: Is “reborn” when he is granted Brazilian citizenship; neither kicks nor screams