H.E. Mr. Adnan Kassar
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Born in 1930 - Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Adnan Kassar is the Chairman & CEO of Fransabank Group 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. He and his brother Adel acquired Fransabank in 1980. H.E. Mr. Kassar served as Minister of Economy and Trade in Lebanon from 2004 to 2005 and Minister of State in Lebanon from 2009 to 2011. He was the first Arab businessman elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and headed the World Business Organization from 1999 to 2000. He is also former President of the Lebanese Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon and headed this Federation for over thirty years (from 1972 to 2002). He is the President of the Lebanese Economic Organizations and is the Honorary Chairman of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of the Arab Countries which groups millions of companies and associations from the 22 member Arab countries. Mr. Kassar has received global awards and high distinguished decorations from many Heads of States and International Organizations including the Oslo Business for Peace Award in 2014 and the “China Arab Outstanding Contribution” Award from China’s President Xi in 2016. He holds a law degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut and an Honorary Doctorate from the Lebanese American University. www.adnankassar.com
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 Group. 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 and his brother Adnan acquired Fransabank in 1980. 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
Chair of the Audit Committee & the Corporate Governance Committee
Born in 1937 – France
Mr. Antoine Jeancourt Galignani started his career at the French Ministry of Finance and later 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 Banque Saudi Fransi, 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 holds a master degree in economics and political sciences from ENA, France.
Mr. Bernd Tümmers
Born in 1947 – Germany
Mr. Bernd Tümmers began his career as business administration trainer in a German manufacturing company, followed by being the assistant to the CFO of a large engineering and construction company in the USA. He joined Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), Cologne - member of the KFW Banking Group, as Investment Manager for South East and East Asia in 1980 and then Head of Department in charge of DEG’s activities in Asia. In 1996, he became Senior Vice President and served in various management positions; among others, he was responsible for DEG’s investments for approximately five hundred companies worldwide with an investment volume of USD 6 billion. After his retirement in 2012, he founded his own consulting firm and became partner of AdminiStraight GmbH, a company advising German companies in different fields. He still serves as a member of the Board of Directors in DEG’s few companies. He holds an MBA degree from University of Cologne, Germany.
The Public Institution for Social Security - Kuwait
The Public Institution for Social Security is a public institution which has an independent budget and is under the supervision of the Minister of Finance. The Institution has a Board of Directors, chaired by the Minister of Finance and a General Manager who is responsible for executing the policy as drawn-up by the Board of Directors. The Public Institution for Social Security is represented by Mr. Mohammad Al-Qassar in the Board of Directors.
Mrs. Magda Rizk
Lebanon Chair of the Remuneration Committee of the Risk Management Committee
Born in 1957 – Lebanon
Mrs. Magda Rizk is the Director General of Rizk Real Estate and Agricultural Properties. She is Board member of Fransabank SAL since 1991. She was a member of the Audit Committee at Fransabank SAL from 2008 to 2012. She is a specialized lawyer in property law and a member of the Beirut Bar Association. She holds a degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University, Beirut.
H.E. Mr. Nehmé Tohmé
Born in 1939 - Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Nehmé Tohmé is the Chief Executive Officer for many contractor 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 served 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.
Member of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Governance Committee & the Remuneration Committee
Born in 1958 - Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Walid Daouk, Esq is specialized lawyer in commercial law, civil and property law. He started his career, in 1981, as an associate in Takla & Trad law firm becoming thereafter a partner. In 2005, he occupied the position of Vice Chairman at the International Affairs Commission at the Beirut Bar Association, and in 2008, he became a member of the Arbitration Commission. In 2011, he was appointed Minister of Information and Minister of Justice per interim. After the termination of his appointment in 2014, he resumed his practice as lawyer and legal consultant in above mentioned firm. He is a lawyer and legal advisor for multinational and Lebanese companies performing business in various fields. Also, he is a Board member of many corporations in Lebanon and abroad including Fransabank SAL, Fransabank (France) SA, Fransabank El Djazaïr SPA, BLC Bank SAL, USB Bank (Cyprus), Stow Securities Corporations (Panama), Semiramis SAL, Beirut Waterfront Development SAL, Tourism and Hotel Development Company SAL. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Counsel for Development and Reconstruction of Lebanon (CDR) 2001-2004. He is the Commissioner of the Lebanese Government at the Beirut Stock Exchange since 1994. He holds a degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University, Beirut and had prepared a degree in Business Management from Beirut University College.
Mr. Rafic Charafeddine
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Born in 1939 – Lebanon
Mr. Rafic Charafeddine is a businessman, and has participations in various companies. He deals in construction projects and real estate investments.
Mr. Nadim Kassar
Born in 1964 – Lebanon
Mr. Nadim Kassar is a General Manager of Fransabank SAL. He is also the Vice-Chairman and General Manager of BLC Bank SAL, Founder and Board Member of Fransa Invest Bank SAL (FIB), Founder and Chairman of Fransabank El Djazaïr SPA, Board Member of the Association of Banks in Lebanon since 2001, Board Member of USB Bank PLC, Board Member of Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE), Co-Manager of A.A. Kassar (France) SARL and General Manager of A.A. Kassar SAL. Mr. Kassar is also a Board Member of the following institutions: MasterCard Incorporated Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa, SAMEA Regional Board of Directors since 2005, NetCommerce, International Payment Network (IPN) SAL, Credit Card Management, Founder and Board Member of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce. He holds as well the position of Deputy Chairman of Société Financière du Liban SAL. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Walid Naja
Member of the Risk Management Committee, the Audit Committee & the Corporate Governance Committee
Dr. Walid Naja is former Chairman of the Banking Control Commission - Central Bank of Lebanon. He previously 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 holds graduate degrees in economics and international relations from the American University of Beirut and Yale University, USA.
Mr. Henri Guillemin
Chair if the Risk Management Committee
Born in 1947 – France
Mr. Henri Guillemin started his career at Crédit Lyonnais. He then joined Indosuez Bank in 1978 and was appointed at different management positions in Singapore, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh), Bahrain and Paris. He became Managing Director of Banque Saudi Fransi in Riyadh in 1993 for four years and then was promoted Director for the Middle East and Africa region for Crédit Agricoles Indosuez, based in Paris. Mr. Guillemin was the Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Egypt SAE, Cairo between 2007 and 2011. 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.