Carlos Eddé was born in Beirut in 1956. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, in 1981, his Master’s degree in Political Science from Georgetown University in 1983, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Getulio Vargas in 1987. He is fluent in Portuguese, French, and English, in addition to his knowledge of Arabic.
He served as a foreign delegate to the Lebanese newspaper L'Orient-Le Jour between 1983 and 1984. Between 1985 and 1992, he was responsible for financial planning at one of the largest paper mills in Brazil. Subsequently, he served as a private financial advisor between 1992 and 1995 and later worked at Merrill Lynch between 1995 and 2000.
Carlos has been managing, since his return to Lebanon in 2000, the farm owned by his family for more than 150 years, producing wheat, vegetables, and grapes for wine production.
In 2000, he succeeded his uncle Raymond Eddé as the supreme leader of the Lebanese National Bloc party.