The President

Faddy Zouky OAM BA, LLB, DipEd, GradDipMigLaw

Highly respected as a business developer and spokesperson for the Australian Lebanese community, Faddy Zouky is a true representation of multiculturalism in Victoria:

  • Member of the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
  • Member Multicultural Commission of Victoria Small Business Ministerial Council
  • Board of Trustees of the Maronite Foundation in the World by Lebanon’s Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rai
  • Winner of the Ethnic Business Awards
  • Recipient of the Order of Australia Medal
  • Founding President of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Community Advisor with SBS

As a people-person first and foremost, Faddy has always attracted tremendous loyalty and inspired his friends, students and employees to be the very best at all they do.

In 1992, Faddy started developing and operating highly successful mainstream cafes in busy shopping centres, malls and the Melbourne CBD. It is from the perspective afforded by this background that he identified the opportunity to create a niche market for retail within the public health environment – determining to join with his brothers to take the family’s priorities of service, quality and freshness into this long-overlooked sector.

At the heart of the Zouki Group Of Companies is an Executive Director and a devoted person who puts the concept of “family” into this brand.

Hands-on in the design, development, operation and administration of the businesses trading under his family name, through his hard work, commitment and individual attribute, Faddy had been instrumental in creating the point of difference needed to take on established competitors and escalating the “Zouki Group” into the fastest –growing retail/hospitality entity in Australia.

Esteemed for his charisma, keen business-sense and vision, Faddy has always been the added value with his distinguished authenticity and personal involvement in the negotiation, design and project-management of the Group’s largest developments and is continuously evaluating retail/hospitality opportunities in the areas of health, airport and government both throughout Australia and across the Middle East

Awards

  • Recipient of the Order of Australia Medal OAM (2012)
  • Marronite Cardinal Medal (2005)
  • Winner of the Australian Ethnic Business Awards 2012 (Medium-Large Enterprise)
  • Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce: “Retail and Hospitality Business Award 2009
  • Victorian Lebanese Council: “Businessman of the Year 2008”
  • Monash University “Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007”
  • Numerous awards in recognition of Faddy’s work within the public health sector..

Qualifications & Education

  • Australian Lawyer
  • Migration Agent
  • Assistant Lecturer (Law)
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Master of Laws
  • Certificate in Migration Law
  • Bachelor of Laws

Affiliations

  • Officer of the High Court of Australia
  • Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Justice of the Peace (Victoria)
  • Law Institute Victoria
  • MIA (Migration Institute of Australia)
  • MARA (Migration Australia Registration Authority)

As a people-person first and foremost, Faddy has always attracted tremendous loyalty and inspired his friends, students and employees to be the very best at all they do.

In 1992, Faddy started developing and operating highly successful mainstream cafes in busy shopping centres, malls and the Melbourne CBD. It is from the perspective afforded by this background that he identified the opportunity to create a niche market for retail within the public health environment – determining to join with his brothers to take the family’s priorities of service, quality and freshness into this long-overlooked sector.

At the heart of the Zouki Group Of Companies is an Executive Director and a devoted person who puts the concept of “family” into this brand.

Hands-on in the design, development, operation and administration of the businesses trading under his family name, through his hard work, commitment and individual attribute, Faddy had been instrumental in creating the point of difference needed to take on established competitors and escalating the “Zouki Group” into the fastest –growing retail/hospitality entity in Australia.

Esteemed for his charisma, keen business-sense and vision, Faddy has always been the added value with his distinguished authenticity and personal involvement in the negotiation, design and project-management of the Group’s largest developments and is continuously evaluating retail/hospitality opportunities in the areas of health, airport and government both throughout Australia and across the Middle East.