Malek Sukkar is CEO of Averda, the largest Environmental Services provider in the emerging market. Sukkar has a BSc in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University, Mass. USA. He began his career in London with high-tech production machinery manufacturer Complete Process. In 1994, with the return of the Sukkar Engineering Group to Lebanon, he joined the family owned firm which ran subsidiaries for construction, waste management and treatment including a manufacturing division for processing machines. In 2000, these companies were re-grouped under the Averda brand and Sukkar was appointed CEO . In 2008, the business won its first contract in the Gulf and today has projects and business units across three continents and employs over 15,000 people. An avid art collector, Malek supports and sponsors gifted artists around the world. Malek is also a Board member of Growthgate Capital.