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Master’s degree in Social and Economic Planning, University of Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)
Director of planning and statistics, National Finance Ministry; director general of two industrial companies; advisor and secretary to the Speaker of the Syrian parliament; General Secretary of the Syrian Parliament
Syrian weightlifting champion (1952-1972); Arab champion (1961-1972); vice-champion of Asia (1963-1970); 7th in the 1965 World Weightlifting Championships; champion of several international tournaments
President of several Syrian delegations to the Olympic Games, the Mediterranean Games, and various other international events; President of the Maisalon sports club (1971-1981); President of the Syrian National Weightlifting Federation (1971-1981); President of the Arab Weightlifting and Body-building Federation (1970-1981); President (1981-2000), then Life President (2009-) of the Syrian Olympic Committee; President of the General Sport Federation (1981-2000); 2nd Vice-President (1983-1987), 1st Vice-President (1987-2005) then honorary member for life (2005-) of the International Mediterranean Games Committee (CIJM); Executive Board member of the Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports (1991-2000); Executive Board member of the Arab Federation for Sports Games (1997-2005); President (1996-2006) then honorary president for life (2006-) of the West Asian Games Federation; Vice-President (1986-2007) then General Coordinator (2003-2006) of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
Member of the following Commissions: Marketing (2002-2014), Culture and Olympic Education (2004-2015), 2009 Congress (2009), Olympic Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia (2014-2015), Culture and Olympic Heritage (2015-)