The Dalloul family is originally from Lebanon, but Rania Dalloul’s life has taken her all over the world. Raised wherever her father’s business took the family, she eventually set down roots in France. There, she obtained a baccalaureate with honours in Economics from the Panthéon-Assas University, and later a degree in International Law from Paris-Sorbonne University. In between, she gained some valuable legal experience by working as an intern to President Jacques Chirac’s lawyer. Not only did she gain practical experience of managing multiple legal tasks at once, but she also became a skilled negotiator – an ability which now serves her well in her current position.
Rania is currently Legal Advisor to her father’s company, the Dalfa Group. Set up by her father back in 1983, and also known as the Dalloul Family Group, Rania has been an integral part of the family business for almost twenty years now. As an international real estate company, the Dalfa Group has dealings across America, Europe, and the Middle East – allowing Rania to draw on her experiences growing up as a true citizen of the world. Rania’s brothers, Marwan and Ziad Dalloul, now run the business, and they have taken it to new heights by branching out into franchising. Working with such top brands as Domino’s Pizza, Moti Roti, Hardee’s, and Auntie Anne’s, their success in this area wouldn’t have been possible without Rania’s guidance and legal expertise.
As well as joining the family business, Rania is also following in her mother’s footsteps, too. Maha Kaddoura is not only a successful businesswoman in her own right, but also shows an enormous dedication to philanthropy. Having founded a chain of retirement homes, and sitting on the Board of Trustees at Tufts University and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, she has made a real name for herself in the professional world, while still making plenty of time for her family. Rania has taken her mother’s example to heart, and is a loving mother to seven children. Charity doesn’t end at home, though; she has also adopted some 18 children in India, and works with numerous orphanages across both India and Cambodia, to give the children there a chance to lead a happy, fulfilling life, no matter what their origins might be.
Outside of her professional and philanthropic work, Rania Dalloul is also a passionate athlete, using sport as a way to relax and take her mind off the pressures of her work life. She participates in a wide range of sports, including cycling, swimming, and circuit training. She also regularly attends boot camps, where participants are really put through their paces. While exercise is a great way to keep strong and healthy, though, sometimes one needs to take some time out for mental wellbeing. To that end, Rania is also a real Yoga and meditation advocate. Coupling the Ashtanga and Iyendar forms of Yoga, and then taking the time to empty her mind of stress through meditation, she is able to keep a clear head at all times, and meet whatever challenges life might throw at her.