Holder of a PhD and of a D.E.A. in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (I.N.S.A), Dr. Ibrahim Chahrour is the director of planning and programming at the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

He has also taught civil engineering at the I.N.S.A. in Lyon as well as at the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut, and is the author of several specialized publications in his field.