operates in the following industries: Diamonds, Jewellery and watches, Food Services, Food Manufacturing, Logistics, Publishing, Trade Shows, and IT.
Fred Mouawad is a global citizen, serial and portfolio entrepreneur, and founder of Synergia One Group of Companies. Synergia One is the entity that groups all the companies he founded and includes the family jewelry business, Mouawad, of which he is the fourth generation.
The group operates in 16 countries across several industries that encompass gems and jewelry retailing, diamond manufacturing and wholesaling, watchmaking, food service franchising, food manufacturing, interior fit out, IT development and consulting, and publishing and trade shows. With his experience in private equity, in incubating and growing several ventures internationally, and of overseeing the century old family business, Fred has developed the expertise in building management systems that add value to a diverse group of companies.
Fred grew up in Geneva, Switzerland where he attended boarding school at College du Leman. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, where he was also a teacher’s assistant for the Business Policy & Strategy course. He is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, and has co-authored articles in the field of gemology. He is an Alum of the Harvard Business School (MBA) and of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fred is trained in Lean Six Sigma and ISO 9001. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
His hobbies include reading, brainstorming about new business ideas, snow skiing, jet skiing, motorcycling, and scuba diving.