News and Events

10 Oct 2016

Special Acknowledegment from Denmark

  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark
  • Special Acknowledegment from Denmark

El Kallassi Group’s fortieth year was blessed with solid gains and significant advances in foreign and exclusive franchises.

A highlight was the special acknowledgement of the 40 year relationship between Denmark and El Kallassi. The Denmark government clearly showed its appreciation for the Group’s work, the role played in reinforcing the Danish economy and the humanitarian and cultural dimensions brought to the forefront.

On April 25, 2016, Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrated this longstanding relationship with a distinguished award handed personally to Jacques Kallassi, Chairperson of El Kallassi Group, at the Royal Palace of Denmark. This happened in the presence of our Chairperson’s wife and children, as well as administrators and friends from Arla Foods S.A.L. The Prince told Jacques El Kallassi, “I have heard a lot about you and your family, and I am proud of the achievements you brought to the Danish economy as I am proud that you are acquainting the people of your country with our country and culture by introducing our food products to Lebanon.”

Prince Henrik not only expressed his pleasure to meet the El Kallassi family, but highlighted the beautiful childhood memories he had of Lebanon from when he visited in 1939 to see his father General Claire (a commanding officer in the French army during the French mandate). His Highness was touched by the symbolic gift offered by Jacques El Kallassi: a chunk of cedar wood with a famous quote by Gibran Khalil Gibran about the love of giving elegantly engraved on it.