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The roots of the Obegi Group were firmly planted in 1905, when the founder of the family business, Yordan Obegi, started introducing chemical dyestuffs to the textile and leather industries Aleppo, Lebanon, Southeastern Turkey and Northern Iraq, which were part of the Ottoman Empire at that time. The groundwork was laid for the Obegi Group.

During the years that followed, Bechara and Henry Obegi continued in their father’s footsteps, developing a reputable local family business into a regional network of companies throughout the Middle East and Europe. With the same entrepreneurial spirit as their grandfather, father and uncle, Yordan, Riad and Georges have expanded further the activities of the Obegi Group.

In 2005, three generations of the Obegi family celebrated the group centennial’s, together with their colleagues and stakeholders who contributed to the group’s success. Their aim is to develop a family business into a highly professional organization while preserving its core values.


Obegi Group is a holding company based in Luxembourg. With a total equity of US$300 million, the Group employs over 2,200 people across 14 countries and 3 continents.


BEMO Banking Group was established in 1973. It has US$3 billion in assets. Banks are located in Cyprus, UAE (DIFC), France, Lebanon and Luxembourg.

Obegi Consumer Products

Obegi Consumer Products was founded in 1958, it manufactures and distributes FMCG products e.g. cleaners, personal care and foodstuff in Lebanon and Iraq. It is a JV partner with Henkel and its brand Alwadi features packaged Lebanese specialties that are sold all over the world.

Unifert Group

Unifert Group was founded in 1968 and distributes agrochemicals, seeds, insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers across 3 continents.