Aline Kamakian




Mentored by:

Reiko Hayashi


CEO and co-founder, FIG Holding

Aline founded her own brokerage firm, Insurance & Investment Consultants SARL (IIC) in 1998, which focuses on corporate insurance. IIC has grown into one of the biggest brokerage firms in Lebanon.

Aline also co-owns FIG Holding, which in 2003 established Mayrig, the first Armenian restaurant in Lebanon. Mayrig, won the 2011 Social Economic Award, and recently opened franchises in Dubai and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2013, FIG also opened Batchig, a Levantine bistro, which is now looking to open a branch in Kuwait. Aline is the author of Armenian Cuisine, a 130-recipe cookbook.

Aline was named the 2015 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by BLC Bank. She was also named honorary board member of the Armenian Food and Wine Association for her outstanding work in the preservation of the Armenian culinary heritage.

Aline is an active board member of the Lebanese Franchise Association and the Lebanese League for Women in Business.

Aline is featured in the Vital Voices Story of Impact, Building Back Beirut.