DOMINIQUE SALLOUM                                          

AGE 53  I  CORMONTREUIL, FRANCE  I  FRANCE / LEBANON
CEO – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INDUSTRY

When he was young, Dominique Salloum aspired to become a concert artist. “I was born for music and cannot live without it. It’s the air I breathe.” He credits listening to recordings of the greatest pianists as his earliest training. He competed at a high level in his native Lebanon, then studied in France with Abdel Rahman El Bacha, François-René Duchâble, and Plamena Mangova. For personal reasons, his career took a different path. After finishing his music degree from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, he worked for the French Territorial Public Service. He then founded the artificial intelligence company bioptimize, where he’s now spent nine years serving as CEO. Dominique says that the Cliburn Amateur allows him to realize his dream of participating in an international piano competition.