Mr. Mario Saradar

Chairman - CEO
Mr. Mario Saradar is Chairman-CEO of Saradar Bank sal. He is also Chairman-CEO of Marius Saradar Holding sal - Saradar Group and other affiliates of the Group since 1992, when he was appointed as Chairman and General Manager of Banque Saradar. Following the merger between Banque Saradar and Bank Audi in 2004 and until December 2010, he held the role of Chairman and General Manager of Audi Saradar Private Bank. During the same period, Mr. Saradar was appointed Chairman of Bank Audi Suisse.
A graduate of London’s University College with a B.S. in Economics, Mr. Saradar also holds a diploma in Financial Instruments from “Institut des Techniques de Marché”, and a diploma in Portfolio Management from “Institut de la Bourse et du Titre”, both in Paris. He has repeatedly been elected to the Board of the Lebanese Banks Association, and is currently a member of the “Rassemblement des Dirigeants et des Chefs d’Entreprise Libanais” International Chamber of Commerce, and of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. Jamil El-Khazen

In addition to being a board member in several institutions, Mr. El-Khazen is active in Real Estate and Financial Investment fields.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Evansville, Indiana, USA.

Mrs. Laura El-Khazen Lahoud

Mrs. Laura Lahoud is involved in different family businesses, mainly the managing of Al Bustan Hotel and the organization of Al Bustan Festival.
She holds a Master’s in Science in Mathematics & Operational research from the London School of Economics (London, UK).

Mr. Fady Amatoury

Mr. Fady Amatoury has more than 50 years of experience in the banking industry. Over the course of his career, he held various mandates notably Chairman and Managing Director of Bank Audi Qatar, Chairman- General Manager of Audi Private Bank sal in Lebanon, in addition to being Chairman of the Board of Bank Audi Monaco, Chairman-General Manager of CGI sal and Chairman-General Manager of Intercontinental Bank of Lebanon.
He is currently Chairman of Cedrar sal, and Independent Board member of several companies including, Ets F. A. Kettaneh, Malia Holding, Debbane-Saikali Group. He chairs the Audit Committee of AXA Middle East, and is Vice Chairman of Fondation Saradar.
Mr. Amatoury is a former Board member of the Beirut Stock Exchange and former Vice-Chairman and board member of the “Rassemblement des Dirigeants et des Chefs d’Entreprise Libanais”.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut.

Mr. Michel Ferneini

Mr. Michel Ferneini is the Chairman-General Manager of Société Financière du Liban, a financial group composed of 34 banks, providing Treasury Bills, certificates of deposit trading and interbank brokerage in the Lebanese market, as well as other financial structures in collaboration with the Central Bank of Lebanon.
Mr. Ferneini brings extensive banking experience including over 20 years with Merrill Lynch in their Beirut, Brussels and Paris offices. He is a Board member of several institutions including: Intra Investment Company, Société Immobilière du Port de Beyrouth, Société Générale d'Entreprises Touristiques and Vitas. He was awarded the Medal of the French National Assembly as a recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural projects.
Mr. Ferneini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

Mr. Joe Issa-El-Khoury

Following a degree in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from INSEAD, Mr. Issa-El-Khoury spent several years at Merrill Lynch in Paris, after which he joined the Méditerranée Group in Lebanon as advisor to the Chairman and Deputy General Manager of Méditerranée Investment Bank. For many years, he served as Chairman-General Manager of Saradar Investment House, the investment banking arm of Saradar Group.
His multi-disciplined assignments covered areas in portfolio and wealth management, project finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets as well as real estate investment. In Lebanon, Mr. Issa-El-Khoury was a pioneer in leading the first Euro Deposit program issued by a bank, the first convertible bond issued by an industrial group and the first REIT-like structure issued by a real estate company.
Currently an Executive Director and a member of the Investment Committee at M1 Group, he is a prominent leader in Business Development. Mr. Issa-El-Khoury is also the CEO of M1 Investments while holding board representations at institutions such as Saradar Bank, LibanPost, Hope Construction Materials, Jetscape, ITCC, Façonnable and Pepe Jeans Group.

Saifi Invest Holding sal represented by Mr. Nabil Moukattaf

Mr. Nabil Moukattaf has a significant international experience in gold and forex trading activities as well as Private Banking.
He is a graduate of L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris (France).

Mr. Joseph Saddi

Mr. Joseph Saddi is a former Partner and Chairman of Strategy&’s (formerly Booz & Company) Middle East business, with over 30 years of consulting experience in strategic, organizational, and restructuring services.
Over the years, he ‎has led major privatization programs in sectors such as oil and gas, mining, steel and electricity; advised Middle East governments on sector ‎deregulation and sector policy; and led the reorganization of national oil companies and large corporations. He also works closely with large family-owned ‎companies to help design governance and portfolio strategies.
Mr. Saddi holds an MBA from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESSEC in France.

Shammas Economic Institute represented by Mr. Nizam Shammas

Mr. Nizam Shammas is a seasoned engineer and businessman involved in construction with The C.A.T. Group (MEA), industry with STAL (LB), tourism with New Forest Hotels (UK) and St. Raphael Resort & Marina (CY), real-estate development through Rabieh Co. (LB) and Shammas Investment (LB), and banking as a MD of Shammas Economic Institute (LB) and shareholder in Saradar Bank (LB).
He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut (Beirut, LB), MBA from Brunel University (London, UK), and an Advanced Management Program from Cornell University (New York, USA).

Mr. Christian Steinfels

Mr. Christian Steinfels holds a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA degree. He has held various positions in banking in the USA, London, Frankfurt and Switzerland.
In addition, he has been a member of the Supervisory Boards of ASEA AB, ABB AG, Voest-Alpine AG and Böhler-Uddeholm AG.
He has acted as an independent financial advisor since 1996.