Wasseem Kabbara is as equally proud of his acquired American executive style as much as he is of his Middle Eastern heritage. Mr. Kabbara has willfully and successfully integrated his altruistic and philanthropic activities within his past 30 years of investment banking and entrepreneurial career path.
His philosophy is:
“The exchanges (Economic, cultural, and humanitarian...) enhance our abilities and govern our personalities. Hence, to successfully reach your global goals, you must adapt your local acts while focusing on contributing to making a better world.”
In 2003, Mr. Kabbara founded the Freedom and Peace Trust, a not for profit humanitarian organization dedicated to the improvement of crisis suffering people’s mental well being via establishing social rehabilitation centers. Under his executive daily operational leadership, the Freedom and Peace Trust conducted capacity building, training programs and delivered humanitarian aid at the grassroots level more than $40 million in medications and healthcare supplies to the Iraqi people.
In August 2006, in cooperation with her Majesty Queen Rania Foundation and Direct Relief International, the Freedom and Peace trust delivered more than $1 million of humanitarian aid to the people of southern Lebanon who were affected by the short war. People to People Aid Corp. was born from the continuation of his global efforts to improve the well being of people suffering from trauma and stress as a result of war, civil, economic and humanitarian crisis.
In 2008, Mr. Kabbara received the Platinum Medal for outstanding humanitarian achievements and distinguished service at the Freedom and Peace Trust.
In 2013, Mr. Kabbara was decorated with the Gold Cross Medal of Honor by the President of the Republic of Poland for outstanding humanitarian work and distinguished global community service. For the past twenty years, Mr. Kabbara has been an active member of the board of Trustees of the Commonwealth Charitable Fund. He was member of the board of directors of the Mayshad Foundation and battered Women fighting back. He is a graduate of the school of Management at the University of Massachusetts; and, in 1998 he accomplished successfully his two year tenure as a member of the Dean’s council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.