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Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas


Over the past 25 years, Dr. Chamoun – Nicolas has been conducting negotiation and business development activities in diversified sectors, oil and gas, petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, industrial, commercial, institutional, for the sales and marketing of services and products. Among the companies he worked for are ELF Aquitaine (Total), ICA Fluor Daniel, Brown and Root.  Dr. Chamoun has trained thousands business professionals on a Business Development Approach on sales and negotiation and has conducted research on How Mexicans and other cultures Negotiate. Dr. Chamoun has designed a program to train a group of Beijing International Airport Manager for cross- cultural negotiations at the University of Houston on preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  Dr. Chamoun has participated as a negotiation judge in May 2011 at a Chinese International Negotiation competition at Beijing University.

Dr. Chamoun-Nicolas graduated from University of Texas at Austin and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and has participated in several special executive programs, such as the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University and the Brazilian Seminar at the International School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Chamoun has also been an invited guest speaker and instructor at several universities: Thunderbird School of International Business in the GLOBAL MBA program, MBOC at the University of Texas, PANAM, University of Texas Dallas Cohort MBA program, and the University of Houston on Negotiation and Business development related topics.  Dr Chamoun has participated as a professor at the Virtual University of the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico.  The Autonomous University of Honduras, Business International School of San Pedro Sula and Catholic University of Guayaquil Ecuador are among the Central and Latin America Universities were he has taught negotiation.


He is the author of many articles on negotiation and the books: “Desarrollo de Negocios”, in its 3rd edition and “Trato Hecho-Guía para una Negociación sin Fallas” 2nd edition and Deal 3rd edition.  Negotiate Like a Phoenician, 2008

A partial list of his commercial and industrial clients includes: Ternium, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Oil Company, Halliburton, Dynasol (Repsol / Grupo Desc), Shell Oil, Telmex, Telcel, Axtel (Bell Canada), Maxcom, Sears, Banorte, Banrural, Jugos del Valle, USA, Bimbo Snacks, USA, T-Systems International, AMECO (equipment branch of Fluor Daniel Corp), AIT Group Mexico, Baxter, Grace Davison, RSM BEPAM, Santa Marina y Esteta Abogados, Henkel, Celanese, Procter and Gamble, CAIC, Franklin Covey and others.

Dr. Chamoun is a member of the advisory board of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution at the South Texas School of Law.   Also he is a board member of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Genesys, ITS, and the CELH (Chamber of Latin entrepreneurs of Houston).  Dr. Chamoun has been honored as the writer of the year 2006 at the 4th Hispanic Book Festival of Houston and he has been appointed by Major Bill White of Houston as a Council member of the Mayor’s International Affairs & Development Council of the Americas.

Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas was awarded with the title of honorary professor at the Faculty of entrepreneurial specialties at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. Dr. Chamoun also was awarded the title of negotiation visiting professor at IDE Business School in Guayaquil Ecuador.  Dr. Chamoun has been honored as a distinguished citizen of his home town (Nueva Rosita, Coahuila) in Mexico by the city mayor, first person that receives this award. 

Dr. Chamoun has received in PARIS in 2010 the Golden Cedar Award for his book Négociez comme un Phénicien recently publish in French.

He is an adjoin business professor and member of the advisory board at St. Thomas University Cameron School of Business in Houston and Member of the Academic Senate and business professor at IMADEC University in Vienna Austria. The areas of interest of teaching at executive MBA programs and professional development programs are negotiation and conflict resolution, persuasion, sales and cross-cultural communications, soft-skills for entrepreneurship. 

Contact Dr. Chamoun at [email protected] or in Houston Texas at 281-360-8205 or 713-8540197

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