In 2008, and during one of the most severe financial crises the world was going through, Samir and his wife, Lama A. Makarem, have founded J&R Business Consultancy FZE in the UAE. J&R is a consultancy and training company boutique offering exclusive corporate level business consultancy services along with developing and delivering business, managerial, and soft/human-skills training courses to various industries including the automotive, aviation, telecommunication, petrochemical, oil & gas, medical, pharmaceutical, IT, media, retail, legal, utility, healthcare, education, banking, and government sectors.
Samir has had extensive experience offering business consultancy services and developing and delivering soft/human skills workshops and training courses in various fields including Leadership and Personal Development, Customer Service and Retail Excellence, Emotional Intelligence and Relationship Building, in addition to various Human Development Soft and Human Skills competencies. His consultancy, teaching, and training experiences are evident in the various positions, assignments, and projects he has been involved with both in the USA, the Middle East, and GCC countries.
Wholeheartedly believing in his purpose "Mission to Empower," and being a people and team-oriented person, Samir works very effectively with people capitalizing on their strengths and creating an environment where delegates feel valued and motivated to give their best.
Being born to an American mother and a Lebanese father has given him the privilege of having been exposed to both western and middle-eastern cultures extensively, and consequently being fluent in both languages: English and Arabic.
In addition, Samir has kept up with his other passion, teaching economics. Samir currently teaches online Economics courses for Davenport University in the State of Michigan, USA.
Finally, in a world where nothing is constant but change, the dare is to keep up with this change and keep an open mind ready for all challenges ahead. For Samir, gaining this competitive edge is his goal, simply because he believes in peoples’ potentials.
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