Chalhoub Group has announced the tragic passing of Anthony Chalhoub, co-CEO of Chalhoub Group, at 63 years old after battling cancer for some years.
The Chalhoub Group released a statement on Instagram saying, “Anthony was an extraordinary man and a fearless leader driven by passion and determination. We will always remember his humanitarian spirit, honesty, humility and kindness; and we will continue to live by his legacy and values forever.”
Originally founded by his parents in 1955, Chalhoub joined the company when it consisted of just 30 employees. With him and his brother, Patrick, taking over as co-CEO in 2011, the Chalhoub Group is currently the most powerful retail operator in the Middle East, spanning over 12,000 employees in 14 different countries. The company boasts the operation of over 600 luxury brands including Louis Vuitton and Dior.
Additionally, Anthony Chalhoub was a co-founder of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association, serving as its president between 2007 and 2011.
His brother paid tribute to him in an Instagram post captioning it, “My last pictures with my generous, courageous, loving, caring Brother Anthony whom I will miss.” The post contained intimate photos of the two brothers, as well as photos of them and their family.