Lebanon debate: Participants
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|Saad Azhari (SA) has been chairman of Blom Bank since 2008. He was vice-chairman and general manager from 2001 to 2007. He serves several functions on the board of directors of Blom Bank Group’s entities. He has also been vice-president of the Association of Banks in Lebanon since 2001.
|Gaby Kassis (GK) is, general manager, Bank Audi. He joined the bank in 1997 as deputy general manager, overseeing retail banking, electronic banking, card services, IT and the international department up to 2003. He then launched Bank Audi Jordan branches and established the bank in Egypt.
|Marianne Hoayek (MH) is director of the executive office, Banque du Liban. A member of the Lebanese delegation to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, she sits on Banque du Liban’s Investment and Open Market Committees and is responsible for implementing Circular 331 to develop the knowledge economy.
|Wassim Hakim (WH) founded, Sociatag in 2012, combining social media and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. He previously worked as a web developer, project manager and production manager at Cleartag and Eastline Marketing and holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Lebanese American University.
|Alain Bifani (AB) is the youngest ever director general at Lebanon’s ministry of finance, having held this post since 2000. His management duties include treasury, taxes, national budget, commitment control, public expenditure, public accounting, administration, human resources, and public debt. He also sits on the board of the central bank.