Honorary President of ANB holding
President of the Automobile Association in Lebanon
In 1908, his father Nicolas Boukather became a pioneer car importer to the Middle East. He was among the first entrepreneurs ever to imports New motor vehicles to Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. His early success transferred to his son, Antoine Boukather, who took a daring gamble in 1968 and introduced MAZDA car brand to a selective Lebanese auto market.
Half a century later since the relations with Mazda were initiated, and more than a 100 years since Nicolas Boukather involved the family in the Auto trade business, ANB, with both Anthony and Nicolas Boukather Sons and Grandchildren to the founders, became one of the most dynamic, trusted, and valuable Holdings in Lebanon.
Antoine Boukather is currently the president of the Automobile importers association in Lebanon; an association founded in 1923.
The aim of AIA was to institutionalize the sector and place its combined expertise at the disposal of Lebanese consumers. In doing so, AIA thus effectively become the main pillar of the automotive sector in the country.
As the first professional association to be registered in Lebanon and therefore a part of its modern heritage, the association mission is to be a nationally responsible organization whose foremost duty is to inform the Lebanese consumers of their rights and raise their awareness of the malpractices that sometimes take place in car retail. Consequently, in a bid to secure full transparency and access to information for the consumer, our members strive to advocate sectoral, societal, and legislative changes that would benefit both the consumer and the sector as a whole. These improvements will allow Lebanese consumers to make informed and optimal decisions when buying and maintaining their cars.
AIA is engaged in strategic partnerships with civil society organizations are the catalyst for continued regulatory progress within Lebanon.
Being a pillar of the national economy, AIA is determined to strive in their mission and hence contributing to the development of the economy working for a modern legislation that would encourage environment friendly cars, creation of jobs, preserving consumer rights, and inspiring corporate social responsibility activities undertaken by the various AIA members.
Chairman of ANB Holding and Automotive
CEO of ANB Real estate
Nicolas is currently the Chairman of the board of A.N.Boukather Holding.
He holds an alumni executive program (OPM) from Harvard Business School, an Entrepreneurship Masters from HEC- Paris, a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut, a French baccalaureate from Notre Dame de Jamhour.
Nicolas is the Chairman of A.N.Boukather Holding and the CEO of ANB Real estate, which is handling today the construction of two major projects in Beirut.
When he rejoined the family business in 2004, Nicolas with his twin brother Anthony took the leadership of the company and succeeded in implementing new strategies leading to growth and innovation, while sustaining the family driven enterprise culture and core values of integrity and transparence.
Nicolas is member of the board of trustees of the children cancer center of Lebanon and general secretary of its board of directors (2016-2018), founded the Lebanese Association for Motorcycle Importers (LAMA), member of Automobile importers Association (AIA), member of the executive committee of Greek Catholic higher council and president of its youth committee, member of Greek catholic charitable association, president of HEC alumni-Lebanon Chapter and treasurer of the board at the Lebanese Italian business council; Moreover, Nicolas is involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem being a mentor both with MIT Confideo; UK Lebanon tech-hub and board member of Endeavor Lebanon.
He lives with his wife, Cynthia, and their sons Antoine and Andrew in Beirut, Lebanon
CEO of ANB Automotive
Chairman of ANB Real Estate
Anthony is CEO of A.N.Boukather Automotive, Exclusive distributor of Mazda, Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Motoguzzi, Derbi, KTM, Bajaj, Otokar, Shoei, Motorex in Lebanon. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a masters in management from both EMLYON and University of Warwick, Successfully completed a management curriculum at Harvard university, a BS in Computer science from the American University of Beirut, a French baccalaureate from Notre Dame de Jamhour.
Anthony is perhaps best known, together with his twin Brother Nicolas, for orchestrating the remarkable turnaround of the automotive family business in Lebanon. During his leadership, The company received many trophies including: one of the Fastest Growing company of the Arab world from ARABIA500, Anti-Corruption Winner from The Lebanese Transparency Association, Best Customer Service from Mazda, Best Marketing Award from Piaggio, Excellency Achievement award from KTM.
When Anthony joined the family business, it had 1 multinational brand, around 20 employees in 1 country. Today, ANB Automotive represents more than 10 multinational brands, with >150 employees, and is one of the industry's most profitable Auto Distributors. The vision of the company is "Enjoying Moving Forward". It represents the will of the management team to let the customer enjoy daily transportation and let every team member enjoy his career path at ANB.
The main strength of Anthony is represented by 2 of the values of ANB that is Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
He was the first to develop an automotive Application linked to an ERP for mobile phones for the cars and bike distributors in the Mena Region and many other innovative projects mixing his marketing and IT skills to change the way an automotive distribution functions. Anthony has developed expertise of how family business functions and highly believes in effective corporate governance in family businesses.
Anthony is member of the board of directors of Oum El Nour, founder of the Family business network of Lebanon, member of the YPO and Young Arab leaders, the MEREF, the RDCL (Lebanese business man association), founder of the Lebanese Association for Motorcycle Importers (LAMA), member of Automobile importers Association (AIA), and Lebitalia. Moreover Anthony is involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem being a mentor both with the UK Tech hub. He lives with his wife, Souraya and their kids Nicolas, Sofia and Sacha in Beirut, Lebanon.