Mounir was born in a small village, in North Lebanon, in 1962.

He is the 7th of eight children and the first to graduate from college. He left Lebanon after high school to pursue university studies and higher education. Due to the economic conditions, in war-torn Lebanon, he self-supported himself through his college years. He graduated with honor from the University of Houston (Civil Engineering) and finished a Master of Science from the University of California – Berkeley (Engineering and Construction Management).

Mounir is married and has two children.