Since 1895

About Tamer Frères sal

Tamer Frères sal implemented a governance system with respect to business conduct and compliance.

Tamer Frères sal remains a pioneer in the leadership of each of its activities and will maintain that principle with multinational also worldwide leaders in their activities.

Jean Tamer ambassador head of mission to the United Nations at Geneva within the Commonwealth has signed the GATT agreement on April, 15th 1994 and gave birth to the World Trade Organization with 123 heads of governments.

Tamer Frères sal has been the first company in Lebanon having implemented the ISO Rules.

A Message From The Chairman

Justice… Reforms… Lebanon first

Lebanon is known through centuries to have given birth to Saints and Miracles, we still wonder whether our Economy can generate Miracles today in order to prevent our dear country from falling in the abyss.

The geographical position of Lebanon is by itself quite unusual, also considering its ancient archaeology and history and having been subject to so many invasions throughout the years, all this has forced the character of Lebanese, to overcome their fate and defend itself so no single invader could last long on its land.

We, thus, grasped the methods to develop our character and added a wide knowledge, education and culture. The area of Nahr el kalb is a witness of the civilizations which crossed Lebanon and the culture that they left to us without forgetting the culture that Lebanon has transferred to Europe during the Europa-Phoenician period. Nowadays the whole world is engulfed with difficult problems to solve and Europe considers Lebanon an important barrier to all civilizations behind – if that barrier falls, Europe can be invaded by other civilizations and its identity will suffer.

This is again a miracle for Lebanon holding the interest and the help of Europe for a fair justice and performance enabling Lebanon to get access to the European aid pledge of 11 Billion US dollars following the Paris Conference. We hope our politicians will be capable to respect this blessing and administrate it in the right places.

Tamer Frères sal History

1895

Gergi Tamer establishes Tamer company in Beirut. Business was mainly in agriculture.

1916

Fouad, Philip and Fawzi Tamer join the company marking the beginning of the second generation. Politics are forbidden in the business.

1917

Tamer company is registered under Tamer Frères sal. Fouad Tamer (president) – Philip & Fawzi Tamer (member of the board): Great expansion in industry & trade: Paint Industries, Vegetables oils, Cotton, Renault Cars.

1952

Philip Tamer withdrew from Tamer Frères due to his involvement in politics. Fouad and Fawzi presided the board by alternation for 1 year terms.

1956

Fouad Tamer retired and Fawzi Tamer took over responsibilities as President of the board.

1963

Jean Tamer joins the company in the position of assistant to the president, and as the first member of the third generation.

1975

Head Quarter moved to Sin el Fil, after having it’s head office at Avenue Georges Picot destroyed by the war in the City Center of Beirut.

1981

Jean Tamer took over responsibilities as President of the board after Fawzi Tamer passed away.

1986

Tamer Frères registered into foundation at Liechtenstein, at Marxer & Partner law office.

1991

Jean Tamer joins the United Nations at Geneva, as Ambassador of Belize in the Commonwealth.

1994

Ambassador Jean Tamer signs the GATT agreement, as head of government for Belize. The GATT agreement gave birth to the WTO after 5 years of negotiation on 26,000 pages.

1997


Tamer Freres sal received the ISO 9002 certification from BSI, to become the first totally family owned group in the Middle East, to have such attestation for its full and diversified business.

2006

Simone Tamer has joined the group as the first member of the fourth generation after graduating in Business Administration and completing her MBA & Harvard Executive courses.

2007

Joan Tamer has joined the group after graduating in Finance and completing her MBA.

2008

Sharon Tamer has joined the group after graduating from Business Administration and Law.

2009

John Junior Tamer has joined the board of Tamer Frères sal after graduating his degrees in Engineering, Executive MBA and Finance from J.P Morgan.

2015


Tamer Frères sal was upgraded to ISO9001-2015

2017

The Tamer group of companies evolved its expansion into several sectors engulfing trade industry, consultancy, engineering, finance, security printing and humanitarian developments.

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