Jul . 2019

Aline Kamakian on Gender Equality

By We Initiative in Partnership with Who Run The World - Podcast 01.July.2019 Who Run The World tags: Who Run The World , Woman Empowerment , Gender Equality

Ms. Aline KAMAKIAN Owner and CEO of Fig Holding.

Aline founded her own brokerage firm, IIC sarl (Insurance, Investment Consultants), which focuses on corporate insurance. IIC grew into one of the biggest brokerage firms in Lebanon.
Parallel to this, she founded Mayrig, the first Armenian restaurant in Lebanon in 2003.
Mayrig opened franchises in the gulf region. Aline then developed and opened Batchig, which is a Mediterranean Bistro that offers Lebanese and Armenian cuisine with a twist.
Mayrig opened its doors in KSA, UAE, Four Seasons Maldives and Yerevan.
She also published “Armenian Cuisine”, a comprehensive cookbook of Armenian culinary heritage reciting small stories of Armenian mothers.
Aline is the treasurer of the Lebanese Franchise Association and active board member the Lebanese League for Women in Business.
She has also been an active member of AYA and AGBU.

Aline was awarded “Woman entrepreneur of the year 2015” by BLC and Mayrig gained the socio-economic award in 2011.

She is currently producing “Cook with Aline” an online cooking show, telling the story of the Armenian people, their struggle, their love and pride through mother-to-daughter authentic recipes.

 Aline took part in "A Step towards Equality", the first conference in Lebanon tackeling the Gender Gap by participating in the Fireside talk "How expensive is your bill as a Woman?".


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