Fouad Siniora

Prime Minister of Lebanon

Fouad Siniora (in Arabic: فؤاد السنيورة, Fu'ād As-Sanyūrah) was the Prime Minister of Lebanon. He served as Prime Minister since July 19, 2005, after Najib Mikati left office. His term ended on November 9, 2009. He was succeed by Saad Hariri. He was also acting president from November 2007 to May 2008.

Fouad Siniora
46th Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
July 19, 2005 – November 9, 2009
DeputyElias Murr
Preceded byNajib Mikati
Succeeded bySaad Hariri
Personal details
Lebanon Sidon, Lebanon
Political partyCurrent for the Future
Spouse(s)Huda, three children: Wael, May and Zina

His early life


Fouad Siniora is a Sunni Muslim, who was born in Sidon in 1943. He finished his studies at the American University of Beirut. Then, he worked for Citibank, and in the 1970s, he became a teacher at the American University of Beirut. Later, he worked for the Central Bank. In 1982, he started to work for the late Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri. He became part of Hariri's business. Siniora was Minister of Finance in Lebanon after the civil war ended.