CEO Today - Middle East Awards 2022

- 40 - CEO Today Mi dd l e Ea s t Award s 2022 - LEBANON - About Salim G. Sfeir Salim G. Sfeir has held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Beirut since 1993; after acquiring a minor banking institution with 5 branches ranked 35th by assets in the Lebanese banking sector along with a group of seasoned investors. Since then, Dr. Sfeir has had an active role in leading Bank of Beirut through both prosperous and challenging times and establishing its current status as a leading and widely recognised bank in Lebanon and the region. In June 2019, Salim Sfeir was unanimously elected as chairman of the influential Association of Banks in Lebanon. Dr. Sfeir launched his banking career in 1971 with Bank of Nova Scotia, Beirut. He later held the position of Deputy General Manager with Banque de la Mediterranée from 1980 to 1983. In 1983, Dr. Sfeir founded Wedge Bank (M.E.) s.a.l., Beirut, and took on the role of General Manager and Board Member until 1989. In 1987, he was appointed General Manager - Chief Executive Officer at Wedge Bank (Switzerland) S.A. and remained in that position until 1991, after which he was appointed Vice Chairman in January 1992. Salim G. Sfeir holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Montreal, in addition to a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Detroit.

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