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Board of Directors

H.E. Mr. Adnan Kassar

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Born in 1930 - Lebanon

H.E. Mr. Adnan Kassar is the Chairman and General Manager of Fransabank SAL and member of the Board of Directors of BLC Bank SAL, Fransabank (France) SA and Fransabank Syria SA. He is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fransabank OJSC in Belarus. H.E. Mr. Kassar was Minister of State in Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and Minister of Economy and Trade in Lebanon from 2004 to 2005. He was the first Arab businessman elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and headed the ICC from 1999 to 2000. He is also former President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon for over thirty years (from 1972 to 2002). He is the Head of the Lebanese Economic Organization and actual President of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of the Arab Countries. He holds a law degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

Mr. Adel Kassar

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Born in 1932 - Lebanon

Mr. Adel Kassar is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fransabank SAL. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fransabank France SA and Fransabank Syria SA. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Bancassurance SAL and Lebanese Leasing Company SAL. He is member of the Board of Directors of BLC Bank SAL and member of the Supervisory Board of Fransabank OJSC in Belarus. He is a former Chairman of the Association of Banks in Lebanon and is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Hungary in Lebanon. He holds a degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

 

Mr. Antoine Jeancourt Galignani

Director
Born in 1937 – France

Mr. Antoine Jeancourt Galignani began his career at the French Ministry of Finance and after a while joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Crédit Agricole. He was appointed as Managing Director then Chairman of Bank Indosuez. He was also member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Al Fransi Bank, in Saudi Arabia and the Chairman and CEO of AGF, which was later acquired by Allianz Group and the Chairman of the holding company of SNA. He also served in numerous Boards such as TOTAL, Bouygues and Société Générale and he chaired the Board of the Institute of International Finance in Washington from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Galignani was until the 1st of December 2012 the Chairman of the Board of Eurodisney France. He is currently a director of Oddo, a Paris based Investment Bank. He is also the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and the Audit Committees of the Bank. He holds a master degree in economics and political sciences from ENA, France.

 

Mr. Rafic Charafeddine

Director
Born in 1939 - Lebanon

Mr. Rafic Charafeddine is a businessman, and has participations in various companies. He deals into construction projects and real estate investments.

  

Sheikh Fahd Mazyad Al Rajaan representing the Public Institution for Social Security - Kuwait

Director
Born in 1948 – Kuwait

Sheikh Fahd Mazyad Al Rajaan began his career as manager of New Issues Department at Kuwait Investment Company. He served as Chairman and Managing Director for the Kuwait Real Estate Investment Consortium. Currently, Sheikh Al Rajaan is the General Manager of the Public Institution for Social Security – Kuwait. He is also the Chairman of Ahli United Bank in Bahrain, Egypt, United Kingdom and Wafra Investment Advisory Group in New York. He holds a BA in business administration from the American University of Washington.


 

Mrs. Magda Rizk

Director
Born in 1957 - Lebanon

Mrs. Magda Rizk is a substantial property owner in Lebanon. She is also member of the Risk Management Committee of the Bank. She holds a law degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

 

H.E. Mr. Nehmé Tohmé

Director
Born in 1939 - Lebanon

H.E. Mr. Nehmé Tohmé is the Chief Executive Officer for many contractors companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. He also established several corporations and was a shareholder, partner or member of the Board of Directors in many companies. He was elected as member of the Lebanese Parliament in 2000 and appointed as Minister of Displaced from 2005 to 2008. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut.

 

H.E. Mr. Walid Daouk, Esq.

Director
Born in 1958 - Lebanon

H.E. Mr. Walid Daouk, Esq is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies, banks and financial institutions in Lebanon and abroad including Fransabank (France) SA, Fransabank El Djazaїr SPA, BLC Bank SAL, Bancassurance SAL and the Lebanese Leasing Company SAL. He is the Government Commissioner at the Beirut Stock Exchange and a member of the Audit and the Corporate Governance Committees of the Bank. H.E. Mr. Daouk is currently Minister of Information in Lebanon as of June 2011. He holds a degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.


Mr. Mohammad Al Fadl

Director
Born in 1954 – Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mohamad Al Fadl is a member of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1996 and a Board member of public companies in Saudi Arabia. He is the Chairman of Gulf One Bank, Bahrain and the Honorary Counsel of Cyprus in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He holds a degree in economic sciences and marketing from University of San Francisco.

 

Dr. Walid Naja

Director
Born in 1941- Lebanon

Dr. Walid Naja is a former Chairman of the Banking Control Commission - Central Bank of Lebanon, served as Economic Counselor at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington D.C., and General Manager of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committees of the Bank. He holds graduate degrees in economics and international relations from the American University of Beirut and Yale University of USA.
 

Mr. Bernd Tûmmers

Director

Born in 1947 - Germany

Mr. Bernd Tümmers began his career as business administration trainer in a large German manufacturing company, followed by being the assistant to the CFO of a large engineering and construction company in the USA. He joined DEG – Deutsche Investitions – und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and was appointed as Investment Manager in South Asia, and then Head of Department in charge of DEG’s activities in South East and South Asia. He became Senior Vice President responsible for DEG investment for approximately five hundred companies worldwide with an investment volume of USD 6 billion. Most recently, Mr. Tümmers became Senior Vice President for structured finance, a division in charge of the new business in DEG until his retirement in December 2012. He holds an MBA degree in marketing, organization and social psychology from University of Cologne, Germany.

 

Mr. Henri Guillemin

Director

Born in 1947 - France

 Mr. Henri Guillemin started his career at Crédit Lyonnais. He then joined Indosuez Bank and was appointed at different management positions in Singapore, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh), Bahrain and Paris. He was Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez (CAYLON), Paris for the Middle East, and then promoted Director for the Middle East and Africa region. Mr. Guillemin was the Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Egypt SAE, Cairo. He is member of the Risk Management Committee of the Bank. He holds a degree in economic sciences from Sorbonne University, Paris, as well as a degree in political studies, and an MBA degree from INSEAD Fontainbleau.

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