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MANAGEMENT OF BANK AUDI s.a.l.

 

  CHAIRMAN & GENERAL MANAGER
 
  • H.E. Mr. Raymond W. Audi
    Chairman – General Manager
    • Raymond W. AUDI
    Chairman of the Board and General Manager
    Age: 81- Lebanon
    Director since February 1962
    Term expires at the 2016 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
      ● Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Remuneration Committee





    Raymond Audi acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager since December 2009. He had also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager from 1998 through 2008, resigning from this position when he was appointed Minister of the Displaced in the Lebanese government. Mr. Audi resumed his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective December 22, 2009.

    He started his banking career in 1962, when, together with his brothers and with prominent Kuwaiti businessmen, he founded Bank Audi building on a successful long-standing family business.

    Raymond Audi has played an active role in leading Bank Audi through both prosperous and challenging times to its current status as a widely recognized leading Lebanese and regional bank. He served as President of the Association of Banks in Lebanon in 1994.

    Raymond Audi is the recipient of several honours and awards, including, in July 2007, an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the Lebanese American University.

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      GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
     
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS  (VOTING MEMBERS)
    Chair
  • Mr. Samir N. Hanna
    General Manager - Group Chief Executive Officer
    • Samir N. HANNA
    General Manager - Group Chief Executive Officer
    Age: 69- Lebanon
    Director since August 1990
    Term expires at the 2016 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
      ● Executive Director
      ● Chairman of the Group Executive Committee



    Samir Hanna joined Bank Audi in January 1963. He held several managerial and executive positions across various departments of the Bank. He was appointed General Manager of Bank Audi in 1986 and member of its Board of Directors in 1990. In the early 1990s, he initiated and managed the restructuring and expansion strategy of Bank Audi, transforming it into a strong banking powerhouse offering universal banking products and services including Corporate, Commercial, Retail, Investment, and Private Banking.

    He grew the Bank to its current position as the largest bank in Lebanon (and among the top 20 Arab banking groups), with presence in 13 countries, consolidated assets exceeding USD 36 billion, consolidated deposits exceeding USD 31 billion, group staff headcount exceeding 5,000 employees.

    Samir Hanna is also the Chairman of Odeabank A.S., Bank Audi’s subsidiary in Turkey, and member of the Board of Directors of several other affiliates of Bank Audi.

    He currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, and heads all aspects of the Bank’s Executive Management.

  • Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Freddie C. Baz
    General Manager - Group Chief Financial Officer & Strategy Director

    • Freddie C. BAZ
    General Manager - Group Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director
    Age: 61 - Lebanon
    Director since March 1996
    Term expires at the 2016 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
      ● Executive Director
      ● Deputy Chairman of the Group Executive Committee
      ● Member of the Group Risk Committee




    Freddie Baz joined the Bank in 1991 as advisor to the Chairman and founded the Secretariat for Planning and Development at the Bank. As the Group Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director of the Bank, he now has overall authority over the finance and accounting, MIS and budgeting functions throughout the Group, and is responsible for the development of the Group strategy.

    He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Audi France sa, a fully owned subsidiary of Bank Audi and is also member of the Board of Directors of several affiliates of Bank Audi.

    Furthermore, Freddie Baz is the General Manager of Bankdata Financial Services WLL which publishes Bilanbanques, the only reference in Lebanon that provides an extensive structural analysis of all banks located in Lebanon.

    Freddie Baz holds a State PhD degree in Economics from the University of Paris I (Panthéon – Sorbonne).

  • Mr. Marc J. Audi
    General Manager - Country Manager Lebanon

    • Marc J. AUDI
    General Manager - Country Manager Lebanon
    Age: 56 - Lebanon
    Director since March 1996
    Term expires at the 2016 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
      ● Executive Director
      ● Member of the Group Executive Committee




    Marc Audi started his banking career at Bank Audi France sa in 1981. He then moved to Banque Audi California where he was appointed Director and Executive Vice-president. He later came back to Lebanon to join Bank Audi in 1993, and was appointed member of its Board of Directors in 1996.

    He held executive responsibilities successively in Commercial Lending and Capital Markets Divisions. Marc Audi served as General Manager of Banque Audi (Suisse), the Private Banking arm of the Audi Group of Banks until 2005 and remains a member of its Board of Directors.

    He also serves as member of the Board of Directors of several affiliates of Bank Audi, and has been General Manager of the Bank since 2004, where he currently acts as the Lebanon Country Manager.

    Marc Audi holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Paris IX – Dauphine.

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  • Dr. Imad I. Itani
    General Manager - Head of Group Retail Banking

    • Imad I. ITANI
    General Manager - Head of Group Retail Banking
    Age: 52 - Lebanon
    Director since June 2002
    Term expires at the 2016 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
      ● Executive Director
      ● Member of the Group Executive Committee




    Prior to joining the Bank, Imad Itani held several key positions in Corporate Finance for major energy companies in Canada. In parallel, he taught Economics and Finance to graduate students at the American University of Beirut. He joined Bank Audi in 1997 and headed the team that successfully launched the Bank’s Retail business line, today a major pillar of the Bank’s innovative and leading position. In 2002, Imad Itani was appointed Deputy General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors. He was later appointed General Manager.

    Imad Itani is also the Chairman of the Bank’s Sudanese Islamic Banking subsidiary acquired within the context of the Bank’s regional expansion, the Chairman of Audi Investment Bank sal, a fully owned subsidiary of Bank Audi and member of the Board of Directors of Odeabank A.S., Bank Audi’s subsidiary in Turkey, in addition to his responsibilities as Head of Group Retail Banking and Head of Group Islamic Banking.

    Imad Itani holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

  • NON DIRECTORS (NON VOTING MEMBERS)
     
  • Mr. Chahdan E. Jebeyli
    General Manager - Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    • Chahdan E. JEBEYLI
    GM, Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee, the Disciplinary    Committee, the Disclosure Committee and Chairman of the AML Committee.

    In his capacity as Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Chahdan Jebeyli manages all Legal & Compliance affairs of the Group. He joined Bank Audi in 2007, moving from Citibank where he had acted as Managing Director for the legal and compliance affairs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Before Citibank, he had held a private practice in the USA with focus on commercial and banking matters.

    Since joining Bank Audi s.a.l., he put in place coherent and skilled teams across the Group, forged the link between Compliance and Legal resources of the Head Office and those of the respective Group entities, and focused on proper support of the Group’s business activities and objectives both locally and cross-borders.

    Chahdan Jebeyli is a former Lebanese Judge; he holds a LLM in International Banking Law Studies from the Boston University and is a member of the New York and American Bar Associations.

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  • Mr. Adel N. Satel
    General Manager - Group Chief Risk Officer

    • Adel N. SATEL
    GM, Group Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee
    Adel Satel heads the Risk function for the Group, with key responsibilities including the identification, measurement and reporting of Credit, Market and Operational risks for all Group entities. He joined Bank Audi in May 2008, after having spent 15 years at Moody’s Investors Service where his most recent responsibility was Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Banking based in London. Prior to becoming Managing Director, he had been General Manager in charge of emerging market banks in the EMEA region after holding senior positions as a Bank and Sovereign Analyst, covering a portfolio of banks and countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    Since joining Bank Audi s.a.l., Adel Satel has been focusing on centralizing, modernizing and institutionalizing the risk function, elevating its importance within the Group. Group Risk Management continues to be strengthened by the addition of high-caliber risk professionals to meet the Bank’s ambitious growth objectives.

    Adel Satel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from INSEAD.
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      STANDING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES
     
    ASSET-LIABILITY COMMITTEE
       
    Voting
    Invitee
    Chair
  • Mr. Samir N. Hanna1
  • Executive Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Freddie C. Baz1
  • Members
  • Mr. Marc J. Audi1
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  • Mr. Michel E. Aramouni
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  • Mr. Elia S. Samaha
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  • Mr. Elie J. Kamar
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  • Mr. Adel N. Satel
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  • Dr. Marwan S. Barakat
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  • Mr. Khalil G. Geagea
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  • Mr. Tamer M. Ghazaleh
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  • Mr. Naim H. Hakim
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    CREDIT COMMITTEE
       
    Voting
    Invitee
    Chair
  • Mr. Samir N. Hanna1
  • Executive Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Elia S. Samaha
  • Members
  • Dr. Imad I. Itani1
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  • Mr. Marc J. Audi1
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  • Mr. Khalil I. Debs
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  • Mr. Elie J. Kamar
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  • Mr. Ibrahim M. Salibi
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  • Mr. Adel N. Satel
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  • Mrs. Bassima G. Harb
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  • Mr. Jamil R. Schoucair
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    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
       
    Voting
    Invitee
    Chair
  • Mr. Samir N. Hanna1
  • Executive Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Danny N. Dagher
         (since January 2012)
  • Members
  • Dr. Imad I. Itani1
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  • Mr. Naoum J. Moukarzel
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  • Mr. Hassan A. Saleh
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  • Mr. Tamer M. Ghazaleh
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  • Mr. Marwan O. Arakji
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  • Mr. Yehia K. Youssef
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  • Mr. Antoine G. Boufarah
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  • Mr. Adel N. Satel
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     1Member of the Group Executive Committee.
    MANAGEMENT OF BANK AUDI s.a.l. (continued)
     
    • Mr. Gaby G. Kassis
    General Manager  
    • Mr. Elia S. Samaha
    General Manager Group Chief Credit Officer
    • Mr. Joseph I. Kesrouani
    Assistant General Manager Head of Business Development South America & Africa
     
    OFFICE OF THE CEO
    • Mr. Michel E. Aramouni
    Assistant General Manager Group Capital Markets
    • Mrs. Jocelyne A. Jalkh
    Assistant General Manager Head of the CEO’s Office
         
    • Mr. Naoum Moukarzel
      Information Technology
     
    ADVISORS
    • Mr. Georges Y. Azar
    Advisor
    • Mr. Yacoub G. Nadda
    Advisor
     
    CENTRAL DEPARTMENTS
    • Mr. Chahdan E. Jebeyli
    General Manager Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
    • Mr. Adel N. Satel
    General Manager Group Chief Risk Officer
     
    • Dr. Marwan S. Barakat
    Assistant General Manager Group Chief Economist & Head of Research
    • Mrs. Randa T. Bdeir
    Assistant General Manager Head of Group Cards Payment & Business Solutions
    • Mr. Danny N. Dagher
    Assistant General Manager Acting Group Chief Information Officer
    • Mr. Khalil I. Debs
    Assistant General Manager Group Head – Corporate Banking
    • Mr. Tamer M. Ghazaleh
    Assistant General Manager Assistant Group Chief Financial Officer
     
    • Mr. Marwan O. Arakji
    Deputy Head of Group Retail Banking
    • Mr. Georges J. Boustany
    Head of Group Remedial Management
    • Mr. Abdul-Salam E. Chbaro
    Head of Group Trade Finance
    • Mrs. Bassima G. Harb
    Head of Regional Corporate Banking & Structured Finance
    • Mr. Elie J. Kamar
    Head of Group Corporate Review & MIS
    • Mr. Farid F. Lahoud
    Group Corporate Secretary
    • Mr. Mahmoud M. Majzoub
    Head of Group Internal Audit
    • Mr. Elie A. Nahas
    Head of Group Real Estate & Engineering
    • Mr. Mounir R. Tabet
    Head of Group Finance Infrastructure & Technical Support
     
     
    GROUP FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & CORRESPONDENT BANKING
    • Mr. Khalil G. Geagea - Group Head of Financial Institutions & Correspondent Banking
      Tel: (+961-1) 964 817
      Fax: (+961-1) 989 494
      E-mail: khalil.geagea@banqueaudi.com

    • Mr. Joseph A. Nader - Deputy Group Head of Financial Institutions & Correspondent Banking
      Tel: (+961-1) 977 644
      Fax: (+961-1) 989 494
      E-mail: joseph.nader@banqueaudi.com
     
     
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