About us

Who we are

COMPANY PROFILE

LIBANK is a hub for high net worth individuals, families, and institutions that seek exposure to quality advice, deposits, custody, and asset allocation.

We service our international clients with a team of dedicated professionals with extensive financial expertise and a strong global network of partner institutions.

Our presence is concentrated in Beirut and London, with our international client base across the Middle East,  the UK, Europe, and Latin America.

Our private banking activities are complemented with our strategic and diversified investment portfolio in high potential and well managed companies, which we support with pre-agreed professional services.

Strategy
Our banking strategy is reflected by our international team dynamic.

Since inception, we have prioritized the development of our reach and services in international markets, between the Middle East, the GCC, the UK, and Latin America.

Corporate governance
Prudence and governance are key elements to our operations.

We are committed to operate within a strong corporate governance framework in accordance with standards to safeguard shareholders’ interests.

Structure and network
We operate across several geographies, servicing international clients through our dedicated teams based in Beirut and the UK.

In parallel, we complement our core business activities with an international and diversified investment portfolio.

Our Team

Dr. Tony Ghorayeb is the founder and Chairman of LIBANK. He worked in banking and legal consulting in London, Geneva, and New York.

TONY GHORAYEB

Founder and Chairman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hussam Abu Issa is the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Salam International, a Qatar-based conglomerate publicly listed on the Qatar Exchange.

HUSSAM ABUISSA

Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Salim Chaar is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LIBANK. He worked in banking and asset management in Paris, Hong Kong, Riyadh, and Bermuda.

SALIM CHAAR

Co-Founder / Member of the Risk committee / Member of the Remuneration committee

HE Jean Oghassabian is a long-standing and distinguished Member of Parliament in Lebanon. He chairs the prestigious Economy, Trade, and Trade Parliamentary Committee.

JEAN OGHASSABIAN

Chairman of the Remuneration committee / Member of the Audit committee/ Member of the AML/CFT committee

Mr. Jawad Adra is the founder and Managing Partner of Information International SAL, a leading Beirut-based research and consultancy that covers the entire Middle East.

JAWAD ADRA

Chairman of the AML/CFT committee

Mr. André Bendaly has practiced banking since 1968 and banking regulation since 1995.

ANDRÉ BENDALY

Chairman of the Audit committee

H.E. Nicolas Nahas is the founder of “EDAFI Value Partners”, a business development firm managing private equity investments focusing on several industries such as FMCG, construction material and clean energy in MENA region.

EDAFI HOLDING S.A.L.

(Represented by H.E. Nicolas Nahas)
Member of the Risk committee / Member of the AML/CFT committee

Mr. Loutfallah Klat is a lawyer, legal advisor and member of the Board of several companies working in varied fields (oil and gas, banks, commercial). Mr. Klat is the former honorary consul of Greece and Nicaragua.

LOUTFALLAH KLAT

Legal advisor / Member of the Audit committee / Member of the Remuneration committee

Mr. Victor Najjarian is the Chairman of Care Group SARL, a leading Beirut-based real estate investment and consultancy agency that covers Lebanon and the Middle East.

VICTOR NAJJARIAN

Member of the AML/CFT committee

Mr. Hisham Itani is the Chairman and CEO of Resource Group Holding (RGH) which he founded in 2008.

HISHAM ITANI

Board Member

OUR TEAM

Georges Tabet has over 34 years of experience in commercial and private banking. He previously managed HSBC Private Bank’s investment advisory arm in Beirut

GEORGES TABET


General Manager

Antoun Bassil has over 40 years of experience in commercial banking, specifically with operations, consumer loans, corporate credit, and risk management.

ANTOUN BASSIL

Deputy General Manager

Kayssar Ghorayeb established his career with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory, and transaction related services.

KAYSSAR GHORAYEB

Assistant GM

Ahmad Rizk is the Assistant General Manager and the Head of the Asset Management Department at LIBANK. He is the manager of the LIBANK Global Balanced Fund and a non-Executive Director of Peterhouse Securities Limited, London

AHMAD RIZK

Assistant GM / Asset Management

Amir Abdel Samad has over 20 years of experience in the Lebanese banking sector. He held the position of Senior Accountant at Bank Al-Mawarid and went on to assume the role of Vice-CFO.

AMIR ABDEL SAMAD

Assistant GM / Operations

Hadi Fanous has more than 25 years of international banking experience, that covered nearly all banking aspect, from: Credit & Risk Management, to Branch Management, Marketing Management, and Private Banking.

HADI FANOUS

Assistant GM / Business Development

Nakhle El Hage has over 40 years of experience in commercial and private banking. He previously worked with the British Bank of the Middle East in Beirut for 26 years in foreign exchange and treasury management.

NAKHLE EL HAGE

Treasury and Capital Markets

Naji Al Fata has over 20 years in corporate and banking regulations. He launched his career as a lawyer with Akl & Akl Law Firm, a Lebanese law firm,

NAJI EL FATA


Legal and Compliance

Angie Chamoun launched her career in banking operations and office management, where she assumed several administrative responsibilities. She previously worked as a crew member with MEA

ANGIE CHAMOUN

Corporate Secretary 

Rona Aoun developed her career with experience in private, investment, and commercial banking. She previously served as a Senior Private  Banker at Near East Commercial Bank – Saradar group in Beirut, Lebanon

RONA AOUN

Senior Relationship Manager

Rafic El-Helou held various positions in the financial sector. His previous experience includes Financial Analyst at Stratford Capital, a hedge fund and family office based in Paris, France.,

RAFIC EL-HELOU

Relationship Manager

Carl Naoufal started his career as an investment banking intern, and eventually assumed an Analyst position. Mr. Naoufal’s career focus is on mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory, and transaction related services.

CARL NAOUFAL

Investment Banking Manager