Monzer Makhous is the coordinator of external relations in Western Europe for the Syrian National Council.
Makhous is a member of the National Bloc, one of the founding coalitions within the Syrian National Council, and a member of the Committee of March 15 for Democratic Change, formed in May 2011. He is also a representative of the Alawi opposition abroad.
Born in Latakia in 1946, Makhous has an engineering degree and an M.Sc. in geochemistry (1969), a Ph.D. in geochemistry and mineral resources (1974), and a doctor of science degree in petroleum production (1993) from Moscow State University. He has been involved in geochemical research since 1969, first in the Middle East then in the Sahel, and has been teaching at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris since the 1990s.