Fouad Makhzoumi founded Future Pipe Industries in 1984 and served as CEO from 1986 to 2003. Between 1995 and 1997, he was President of the International Desalination Association and Member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project since 1996. From 1995 until 1998, he acted as Vice-Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1997 he founded the Makhzoumi Foundation, a private Lebanese non-profit organisation that contributes through its vocational training, health care and micro-credit programmes to Lebanese civil society development. Mr Makhzoumi has been Executive Chairman of Future Pipe Industries since 2003 and he reassumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2011.