|Prime Minister Najib Mikati|
Spouse(s) Nohad Diab
Preceded by Hasan Mneimneh
|Succeeded by Elias Abu Saab|
Name Hassan Diab
Hassan Diab (born 1959) is a Lebanese engineer and academician. He served as the minister of education and higher education between June 2011 and February 2014.
Early life and education
Diab was born into Sunni family in Beirut in 1959. He has a bachelor of science degree in communications engineering, which he received from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1981. Then he obtained a master's degree in systems engineering from the University of Surrey in 1982, and a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Bath in 1985.
Diab was an electrical engineering professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He also served as vice president for regional external programs at the AUB from October 2006 to June 2011. On 13 June 2011, he was appointed minister of education and higher education as part of Najib Mikati's cabinet, replacing Hasan Mneimneh. Diab's term ended on 15 February 2014. He decided not to run again and Elias Abu Saab was appointed education minister.
Diab is married and has three children. He currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon.