Naval shipbuilding was an undeniable passion for both Iskandar Safa and his brother Akram. Prior to embarking on a trip to Saudi Arabia, Iskandar Safa focused on his business in the United States. In 1992, the Safa brothers purchased a fledging French shipyard based in France, through Privinvest, a pioneer in the navy industry, and helped it regain its footing in the competitive marine industry.
Not only is Privinvest involved with military vessels, marine renewable energies, and commercial vessels, but is also one of the primary players in the superyacht industry, through its subsidiaries. Iskandar Safa had a strong desire to carry Privinvest to the next level, and because of this, a new media branch of the corporation was formed in 2015.
In addition to his career in the shipbuilding industry, Iskandar Safa is also known for his philanthropic achievements. Following the horrific fire that devastated the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in France, Safa donated large amounts of marble from his southern France quarry.
One of the most interesting facts surrounding Safa’s quarry is that its marble was used to create the stunning monuments located inside the Vatican. It was later discovered that some of the marble from his quarry was used to adorn a chateau in Versaille, belonging to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. Find More Information Here.
In addition, the marble from Safa’s quarry was also used in Roman times for opulent home decor and for tiling home baths. Born in Beirut, Lebanon Iskandar Safa also built churches in the south of France, the Dominican Republic, and in Lebanon.
His strong faith and unwavering support of France was the impetus for his generous marble donation. The French quarry also offers talented sculptors a modern studio to work in, where they create unique monuments by hand. See This Article for more information.
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