Board of Directors
Biographies of Board Members

Mr. Nadim Kassar

Chairman & General Manager
Born in 1964 - Lebanon

Mr. Nadim Kassar is the Chairman General Manager of Fransabank SAL He is also Chairman and General Manager of BLC Bank SAL and the Founder and Chairman of Fransabank El Djazaïr SPA. In 2019, Mr. Kassar was elected Vice-Chairman for the Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL), where he was Board Member since 2001. In 2019, he has also been nominated Co-Chairman of Mastercard EEMEA Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Board, while in 2005 he occupied the position of Board Member for Mastercard Incorporated Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa, APMEA Regional Board of Directors. Mr. Kassar currently serves as member of the Board of Directors in the following institutions: NetCommerce, Interbank Payment Network (IPN) SAL, Credit Card Management (CCM) and Founder & Board Member of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (ALCC). Mr. Kassar is also a Member of the Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) where he was a Board Member from 2009 to 2020. Mr. Kassar is also the General Manager of A.A. Kassar SAL. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut.

Cedars I

Represented By H.E. Mr. Walid Daouk, ESQ
Born in 1958 - Lebanon

Cedars II

Represented by Mr. Adel Kassar
Born in 1932 - Lebanon

Mr. Rafic Charafeddine

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. Henri de Courtivron

Born in 1950 - France

Mr. Henri de Courtivron joined Indosuez Bank in 1977. He was appointed to various management positions within the international network of the bank in Singapore and in London and seconded to its affiliate bank in Saudi Arabia, Banque Saudi Fransi, before returning to the Head Office in Paris. From 2007 to 2013, he served in Paris as Managing Director of Fransabank (France) SA, where he currently is a Board Member. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BLC Bank in Beirut and of Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2015, he has been elected consular judge at the Paris Commercial Court. He graduated from ESCP Europe and holds a degree in economics from Paris X University.

K One (holding) SAL

Represented by Mr. Nabil Kassar
Born in 1970 – Lebanon

Mr. Ghantous Gemayel

Born in 1965 - Lebanon

Mr. Ghantous Gemayel has more than 20 years of commercial and investment banking experience in Lebanon and abroad. Mr. Gemayel began his banking career at Fransabank Group in 2001 as a Senior Manager in Fransa Invest Bank (FIB), the former investment arm of Fransabank SAL and was later elected as an Independent Member in its Board in 2017. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Corporate Banking Department at Fransabank SAL. Also in 2009, Mr. Gemayel was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Council of Fransabank OJSC, a former subsidiary of Fransabank SAL in Belarus, and as its Vice-Chairman from 2017 until 2021. Prior to joining Fransabank Group, Mr. Gemayel was the economic and financial advisor to the Lebanese Prime Minister back in the years 1999 to 2000. He also held the position of an Assistant manager at DUMEZ – Civil Engineering and Contracting Company in France from 1988 till 1994. He holds an MBA in economics and finance from Insead and MS in civil engineering from Saint Joseph University in Beirut.