Board of Directors

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Mr. Ghassan Assaf
Chairman General Manager
Mr. Assaf is the current Chairman General Manager of BBAC. He started his banking career in 1980 as a manager at Citicorp Investment Bank in London - UK. Later, he joined BBAC and became Assistant General Manager of the bank. He was then appointed General Manager of BBAC in 1992 and Chairman General Manager in 1996, succeeding his father the late Sheikh Toufic Assaf, who co-founded BBAC in 1956 and had been the Chairman General Manager since its foundation. Mr. Assaf is a member of the board of directors of the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE), the National Deposit Guarantee Institution (NDGI) in Lebanon, Société Nationale d’Assurances (SNA), the Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL), Kafalat s.a.l. and Société Financière du Liban. Mr. Assaf is a graduate of the University of Manchester - UK, where he received a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance.
Judge Abbas Al Halabi
Vice Chairman
Judge Al Halabi has been a member of the Board since 1987 and he currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board, a position he has maintained since 2005. Judge Al Halabi, a former judge and a prominent lawyer, is also head of the Legal Department at BBAC and a Professor of Law at many local universities. Judge Al Halabi is a member of the board of directors of several companies. He has also established companies and various social and political associations. Judge Al Halabi holds several degrees and diplomas including a degree in Lebanese and French law from the Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, a degree in European Community Law from the Centre Européen Universitaire in Nancy - France, a degree in Comparative Law from the International Center of Comparative Law, a diploma from the Lebanese Institute for Judicial Studies and a D.E.S. in Private Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre in France.
Mr. Walid Assaf
Member
Mr. Assaf  was appointed to the Board in 1996. Mr. Assaf is the Chairman General Manager of Société Moderne pour le Commerce - S.M.L.C. s.a.l., which is the Pepsi franchise holder and bottler in Lebanon. Mr. Assaf is a member of the board of directors and controller of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists and a member of the board of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Assaf graduated from the University of Manchester - UK with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and later earned his Master’s degree in the same field from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston - USA. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from the London Business School - UK.
Mr. Ali Assaf
Member
Mr. Assaf was appointed to the Board in 2005. Mr. Assaf began his banking career at First National Bank of Boston - USA in 1975 where he reached the position of Vice President in 1986. He then established several private companies in Jacksonville - Florida, USA. Mr. Assaf is currently a Certified Marketing Director with Consumer Concepts, a financial services company, in Jacksonville - Florida. He is a holder of securities licenses series 6, 63 and 26, insurance licenses and a mortgage broker license from the State of Florida. Mr. Assaf has a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from the American University of Beirut (AUB) - Lebanon and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Boston University - USA.
Mr. Ali Ghandour
Member
Mr. Ghandour was appointed to the Board in 2008. Mr. Ghandour is Co-Managing Director of the Fauzi Ghandour Group dealing with ocean freight shipping and transport related services. Mr. Ghandour is a founding member of the Lebanese Shipping Agency Syndicate, a board member of the Lebanese Shipping Association and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) - Lebanon chapter. Mr. Ghandour received his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Surrey University - UK and an MBA from Colombia University - USA.
Mr. Marc Maamari
Member
Mr. Maamari was appointed to the Board in 2008. Mr. Maamari is the General Manager of two companies, the first deals with the trade and manufacturing of electronic systems while the other deals with internet and telecom projects. Mr. Maamari holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Aston University in Birmingham - UK and a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania - USA.
Me. Michel Tueni
Member
Me. Tueni was appointed to the Board in 2011. In addition to being a lawyer, Me. Tueni is also a member of the board of directors of several companies and banks in Lebanon, an advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, a consultant to several banks, publishing houses and social, commercial and political groups in Lebanon and abroad. Me. Tueni holds a Bachelor degree and a Master’s degree in French and Lebanese Law from the Paris II University of Assas - France.
Mr. Farouk Mahfouz
Member
Mr. Mahfouz was appointed to the Board in 2011. Mr. Mahfouz was a member of the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon for 20 years and the representative of the National Deposit Guarantee Institution (NDGI) in Lebanon. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant to the office of the Lebanese Prime Minister and to several other ministers in the Cabinet, and headed many committees dealing with various public interests. Mr. Mahfouz is a holder of Bachelor and Graduate degrees in Accounting, Economics and Political Science from the Beirut Arab University and the Lebanese University.
Me. Amine Rizk
Secretary of the Board
Me. Rizk has been appointed Secretary of the Board from 2005 to date. Being a lawyer, Me. Rizk has also been the legal advisor of BBAC since 1995. He holds a degree in Law and Economics and a D.E.A. in Private Law.

 

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