During his tenure as Lebanese Minister of Finance from 2008 to 2013, Marwan Salim Kheireddine presided over the government’s restructuring of Lebanon’s public debt by negotiating its sovereign debt deal with international creditors. Two years later, he was appointed as Chairman of the Arab Banking Corporation in Lebanon. – The most widely held attribute of Mr. Kheireddine’s leadership is his contribution to building up the Lebanese banking sector, which has not reached its potential yet. Learn more
He steered Lebanon’s banking sector to a large extent under his leadership, which gave rise to a strong and solid banking sector. His experience in leading a large institution, which led him to know what is the background of the decisions in financial institutions and how they are related to the economy. Having this experience connotes that Mr. Kheireddine is well-placed to lead an economic and financial institution in Lebanon, according to interviews with political analysts and businesspeople who know him.
In this sense, Mr. Kheireddine has always been very active in trying to build up the Lebanese banking sector from all aspects, from the fields of supervision, regulation and rules of conduct. He even established a Foundation that aims at supporting the establishment and development of banks throughout the region.
During Mr. Kheireddine’s chairmanship, AM Bank was first listed as a public company on the Beirut Stock Exchange and AM Holding became a joint stock company. – Mr. Kheireddine also led the organization of the Arab Banking Forum in Beirut in 2009, a forum to confirm Lebanon’s place as the hub for financial sector investment in the Middle East, a role that Mr. Kheireddine believes is crucial because of Lebanon’s geographical location and its financial market resources.
He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, investment banking, and corporate finance both in Lebanon and abroad.