The public sector and local authorities have an important function in promoting local development. What is the role of the private sector in such development? And to what extent is the private sector collaborating with the public sector to achieve local development?
The answer to these questions can be found in the successful path of the Chairman of IPT, the leading Petroleum company in Lebanon, and businessman Michel Issa whose experience exceeds forty years of hard work. Born and raised in Amchit, Michel Issa started his journey in his hometown where he established his business to become a role model in contributing to economic and social development on the local level.

For this end, "Michel Issa Foundation (For Local Development)" (MIF) is dedicated to the promotion of local development as a main factor that builds local capacities through the implementation of non-profit projects, in cooperation with the concerned authorities and through supporting the civil society and the local administration.