| Tammam Salam|
| Raymond Audi|
| 17 October 1947 (age 68)
Aley, Lebanon (1947-10-17) |
Progressive Socialist Party
Akram Chehayeb Wikipedia
Akram Hussein Chehayeb (born 17 October 1947) is a Lebanese Druze politician who is a member of the Progressive Socialist Party headed by Walid Jumblatt. Chaheyab is a long-term member of the parliament and also, served in different cabinet posts.
Chehayeb was born in Aley on 17 October 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in medicine from the Arab University of Beirut and a master's degree in history from Cairo University in 1982.
Chehayeb was a supporter of the Baath party and Saddam Hussein during his youth. Then he became a member of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) in 1979. He worked as a history professor at Lebanese University in Aley. In 1984, he became office manager of Jumblatt. From 1985 to 1991 he served as the director of the PSP in Damascus. In 1992, he won the election, being a representative for Beirut. In the 1996 elections, Chehayeb won the Druze seat in Aley. Chahayeb served as minister of environment from 1996 to 1998. He also won the same seat in the general elections of 2000. From 2005 to 2009 he was the head of Lebanese environment committee. In 2009, he was appointed minister of displaced to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Saad Hariri, replacing Raymond Audi. Chehayeb's tenure ended in 2011, and he was succeeded by Alaaeddine Terro as minister.
Chehayeb also won Druze seat in Aley in the 2009 general election, and is part of the National Struggle Front bloc, which is under the control of Walid Jumblatt.
In February 2013 Akram Chehayeb became part of Tammam Salam's government as minister of agriculture. His term ended on 18 December 2016 when a new government led by Saad Hariri was formed.
Chehayeb is married to Salma Jurdi Chehayeb and has four children.