Our founders


Our project, RestArt Beirut, was launched by 6 founders. Today, it is still carried by the same team. Because we are concerned about cultural issues in humanitarian actions, we are committed to the audiences affected by the August 2020 disaster.


Photo of Joseph El Hayek

JOSEPH EL HAYEK

Joseph El Hayek: Currently employed at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Beirut. Formerly with the British and Dutch Embassies in Beirut.

Extensive experience in public relations, events, protocol and general affairs as well as art and culture.

Founder and President of the Lebanon Opera Society. Member of several philanthropic and cultural associations.

joseph.hayek@restartbeirut.art

Beyrouth – Liban


ALEXANDRU DRAMU

Alexandru Dramu: Financier, in charge of asset raising and institutional development for Europe and Middle East for the hedge fund: Lutetia Capital. He has extensive experience in fundraising, marketing and event organisation.

An art collector, he is involved in heritage preservation and cultural diplomacy.

Member of the Honorary Support Committee of the Paris Opera’s opening gala.

alex.dramu@restartbeirut.art

Londres – Royaume-Uni


DIDIER GOOSSENS

Didier Goossens : Currently responsible for communication at the Luxembourg National Research Fund. Prior to the NRF, 10 years of experience were gathered in two of Europe’s leading concert halls, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie Luxembourg, as marketing-communication manager and press officer.

Extensive experience in media relations, campaign creation, cultural and scientific communication, as well as building bridges to policy makers.

Art lover and collector, passionate about music.

didier.goossens@restartbeirut.art

Luxembourg – Luxembourg


LAURENT LISE-CABASSET

Laurent Lise-Cabasset: Specialised architect in mixed cultural projects (ex-Wilmotte et Associés).

Laurent Lise-Cabasset: Specialised architect in mixed cultural projects (ex-Wilmotte et Associés).

Member of several philanthropic societies in Europe.

laurent.cabasset@restartbeirut.art

Paris – France


PIERRE-HENRI OLLIER

Pierre-Henri Ollier: Planned giving officer at the American Hospital in Paris.

Lawyer, notary, expert in fundraising and philanthropy. Co-founder of Argo Think Tank, writer, director.

pierre-henri.ollier@restartbeirut.art

Paris – France


MARIE EVE DIDIER

Marie Eve Didier, PhD: Physicist and engineer in non-invasive optical methods for the conservation and characterisation of artworks, entrepreneur, founder of MATIS: Monitoring Art with Technology Innovation and Science.

Former board member and event coordinator of Juvenilia, European Association of Friends of Opera. Young patron of numerous classical music festivals and active member of the Women in Science community.

marie.eve.didier@restartbeirut.art

Lausanne – Suisse