The Euromoney Lebanon Conference


Samir Hanna

Group Chief Executive Officer

Bank Audi

Mr 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 covering corporate and commercial banking, retail and individual banking and private banking in addition to ancillary services such as Investment banking and online brokerage. He grew the Bank to its current position as the largest bank among Lebanese banking groups (and among the top 20 Arab banking groups), with presence in 12 countries, whereby consolidated assets exceeded $41bn at end-March 2016, consolidated deposits exceeded $34bn and group staff headcount exceeded 6,900 employees. Samir Hanna is also the chairman of Odea Bank A.Ş., 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.

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