After his graduation in Political Studies from AUB in 1969, El Khalil moved to Nigeria where he joined the family’s business that was founded by his late father in 1926. After spending more than four decades in Africa, he moved back to Beirut where he oversees the family’s beverages business that has expanded into West and East Africa in his capacity as Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Board of Directors of Continental Beverages based in Beirut. El Khalil has attended numerous Executive Education Programs at Harvard, was a founding member of the YPO Chapters in both Nigeria and Lebanon and serves on several Industry and community Boards. He was conferred with the prestigious “Officer of The Order of The Niger” Award by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2002 and with the “Lebanese Immigrant Award” by the President of The Republic of Lebanon in 2007.
El Khalil has been married to May for 46 years and together, they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.