What am I passionate about? I am passionate about the Lebanese environment and trying to bring Lebanon out of the dark naturally, without the use of government electricity or dirty expensive diesel generators or ishtirak. My company has successfully installed several solar powered projects inside Lebanon since 2010. What makes you special? My name is Patrick Ardahalian. My father is Armenian and my mother is Lebanese, I was born in 1974 in Beirut, and I speak four languages: Greek, Arabic, English and French. I have an Organizational Communication's Bachelor's Degree from The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA and a post-graduate diploma from The University of Surrey in the UK. I have a background in advertising and I have opened my own solar power company in Daher Sawen, Lebanon since 2010 with the help of my father who provided the financial backing. This means my company enjoys zero debt. Do you have any accomplishments? If you would like to read more about Eco Friendly accomplishments, you can find them online: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2013/Mar-09/209425-a-very-bright-idea-solar-panels-for-neglected-bekaa-valley-farms.ashx "A very bright idea: solar panels for neglected Bekaa" (Mar 9, 2013) http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lebanon/2012/Feb-21/164040-bringing-lebanon-out-of-the-dark-naturally.ashx "Bringing Lebanon out of the dark, naturally" (Feb 21, 2012) http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/green-loan-solar-irrigation-lebanon/ "Lebanese Green Loan Funded Solar Irrigation" (Mar 22, 2013) Skills I speak four languages, English, French, Greek and Arabic. I am good at creative problem solving and have vast technical contacts in Lebanon with respect to solar power and solar energy so I am able to get very low prices especially for people and villages who can not afford to install solar power because they lack the funds. What is something you are good at? I am good at communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and finding practical solutions to everyday problems using eco-friendly methods and means. I have a very good positive mental attitude and when people tell me that something is impossible I become very motivated to make the impossible very possible! Occupation I own a solar power company in Lebanon since 2010 and I also work in Life Insurance. Other Interests What do you like to do in your free time? What are your hobbies? I am a volunteer with CHANCE, Children Against Cancer, which is an organization that helps Lebanese families who have children suffering from cancer to raise funds to provide treatment and cures for the illness that the child has. Also I was a volunteer with the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. I was the NOC assistant and NPC assistant for Bahrain Olympic team and committee. I had to train for two years in order to be offered that prestigious position.