Reception for Consul General of Lebanon Majdi Ramadan
Dec 2, 2019
LAU NY and the NY/NJ Alumni Chapter invite you to celebrate the many years of service of Honorable Consul Majdi Ramadan to the Lebanese community of Northeastern, USA.
Join us for a reception hosted at LAU NY as we say a bittersweet “farewell” and offer our best wishes to our dear friend, Majdi, as he prepares for his next assignment.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of Ghaleb and Samira Ramadan, Majdi Ramadan graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies. In 1997, he earned an LLB Bachelor of Laws from the Lebanese University. He also earned a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 2007. Majdi joined the Lebanese Foreign Service in 1996. He served as Consul in Ghana and Liberia between 1999 and 2002.
In mid-2002, he was appointed as Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York. In this capacity and until 2008, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee in 2004, and Vice Chairman of the Commission on Population and Development in 2005, and Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Forum on Forests in 2006. Also in 2005, he served as Member of the Executive Board of UNICEF.
In 2009, he served as Head of the Desk of the Americas and the United Nations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in Lebanon. Majdi returned to New York in 2010 to serve as an expert on Middle East issues and Peacekeeping Operations during the non-permanent membership of Lebanon on the Security Council.
In 2012, Majdi was appointed as Consul General of Lebanon in New York and has served in that position since. He has been tireless in his efforts to reach out to the Lebanese Community of Northeastern USA, networking and providing essential services for Lebanese ex-patriots as well as those born in the USA.
Among many honors, Majdi received the Key of the City of Waterbury, CT, the Highest Award of the Borough of Brooklyn, NY, the Medal of the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and a Proclamation from the Minister of Immigration of Halifax, Canada.
In 2018, LAU NY honored Consul General Ramadan with the prestigious Sarah Huntington Smith Award during their 6th annual Gala for serving the Lebanese community through extensive outreach, interaction, and promotion of all events related to the Lebanese diaspora in the northeastern US.
Majdi is married to Vanessa Raphael and together they share with joy the parenting of their three-year-old son Alexander, and recently welcomed a new baby girl, Ella Jo, to the family.