HC Philippe Ziade was born to Nayla and Khalil Ziade on 13 April 1976 in Herharaya al-Qattine in the Keserwan District in Lebanon. He immigrated to the United States in 1998 to pursue a dual degree in Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. HC Ziade is an accomplished engineer with a precocious flair and capacity for entrepreneurship. Six months into his engineering studies, he landed his first deal with a hotel mogul to supply building materials for a hotel construction site. With a mix of his ready smile and dignified attitude, HC Ziade had the propensity of winning people over and forming earnest bonds and working friendships. Capitalizing on his charisma, HC Ziade invested in real estate and is now at the helm of a conglomerate of 20+ cross-industry companies with offices in Europe, Japan, and the Middle East.
HC Ziade was a prominent figure of the Nevada-based Lebanese diaspora; he successfully harnessed his relations and his resources to the benefit of fellow Lebanese expats in Nevada. In recognition of his societal engagement and contributions, HC Ziade was appointed Honorary Consul of Lebanon in Nevada in 2019. Consul Ziade is deeply committed to Lebanese youth empowerment, both in the US and in Lebanon.
Through his connections, Philippe Ziade has brought together dozens of mutually advantageous business collaborations that benefit the Lebanese diaspora, strengthen US-Lebanon relations, and serve as a connection with the Lebanese homeland. Consul Ziade is an impassioned environmentalist and a proponent of renewable energy.
Dual Degree in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
University of Nevada in Las Vegas
Based on his belief in Lebanese youth and in the influence of Lebanese investors, Philippe Ziade launched the “Invest To Stay” initiative in Los Angeles, which aims to create viable investment opportunities for sustainable and financial growth to stimulate the Lebanese economy. Mr. Ziade supports youth empowerment, especially in the diaspora. He substantiated his support through investment in human resources and creativity, sponsoring students and offering career opportunities for renewable energy diploma graduates regardless of their background and political affiliations. He sponsored the partnership between the Lebanese Holy Spirit University of Kaslik and RENAC, one of the leading international providers of education and training in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mr. Ziade also partnered with the Notre Dame University–Louaize to develop renewable energy programs and to offer job and mentoring opportunities in his tech companies. Mr. Ziade is a proponent of the protection of intellectual rights in Lebanon.
In 2018, he was a speaker and co-organizer with YouTube and the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade of a music and intellectual property protection workshop held in Beirut. Ziade participated in the 2016 In Defense of Christians (IDC) conference, he also put his private jet in the service of the Maronite Patriarchate in 2018 for the transport of the relics of Saint Marina from the Church of Santa Maria Formosa in Venice, Italy to Lebanon. The Consul is a regular speaker at the Lebanese Diaspora Energy (LDE) conferences, which aim to establish investment and business opportunities between the diaspora and Lebanese businesses. In the aftermath of the 2020 Beirut explosion, hundreds of families affected by the disaster received aid from the Ziade Foundation. A considerable number of Beirut residences were also rebuilt by the foundation.