The Tejara Center is pleased to welcome its newest board member, Mr. Fouad Ashkar.
Fouad Ashkar is the Manager of Economic Development and Ethnic Marketing for DTE Energy. His responsibilities include developing and creating strategic relationships with ethnic business organizations, business leaders and customers in various ethnic communities. Mr. Ashkar has more than 35 years of progressive general management and international business experience and a consistent track record of successfully introducing sophisticated systems and programs into work environments, building positive customer relationships, establishing dynamic sales and marketing strategies, introducing new products, improving productivity and creating growth.
During his career, Mr. Ashkar worked extensively in the Middle East. He was born in Lebanon and arrived in Michigan in 1971 to attend college at Western Michigan University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering. Later he earned an MBA from Davenport University in Detroit.
Mr. Ashkar is very active in several community-based and business organizations and such as the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, Lebanese American Heritage Club and Leadership Detroit.