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

Resilience against all odds

Tamer Freres faced the challenges of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic, the security in the country, and the 4th of August explosion.

We remain committed more than ever to continue our mission, sustain and expand our business.

Tamer Freres’ family and colleagues will always look at the future with measured ambition and hope.

We are confident that we will build and grow and keep on cultivating this wonderful relationship with our suppliers and partners that stood by us and understood the circumstances we are going through.

Lebanon, the country that will outlive all odds, the 100 years of Lebanon reveals how young it is and connected to the 6000 years of its inhabitants, as it will grow it will develop its maturity and ability to get rid of all the ones who have bad intentions towards our country.

My message this year is a message of reassurance, empathy, resilience, respect, and harder work. Our aim is to retain the value that Tamer Freres has been building and to grow it to the future generations, keep on providing to everyone that was involved with the company a carrier ambition as much as other ambitions.

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.

2020

Christel Tamer pursued a career in medicine, specialized in Diagnostic Radiology at the AUBMC in 2020, she is currently a Neuroradiology fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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