The Euromoney Lebanon Conference 2017

Tarek Zebian

Director of Research and Communications

Capital Market Authority


Tarek Zebian is director of research and communications at the Capital Markets Authority. Previously Mr Zebian worked in the Payment Systems, Real Estate and Financial Assets Departments of the Banque du Liban. At the BDL Real Estate and Financial Assets Department (REFA 2006-2009), Mr Zebian was a member of the team which oversaw the performance of financial assets and companies owned by the Central Bank (such as MidClear, Middle East Airlines, Casino Du Liban). He was also part of the team overseeing the financial investments of the Central Bank in international financial institutions and handled monthly research issued by the REFA department to the Open Market Committee at Banque Du Liban. As part of the BDL Payment Systems Department (PSD 2010 - 2014), Mr Zebian focused on the development of the National Payment System in Lebanon – a project dedicated to upgrading the Lebanese payments infrastructure to international standards. As part of his many tasks with the PSD, Mr Zebian was a main contributor to the High Value BDL-RTGS Payment system rules and procedures (BDL Basic Circular 127/2012) in accordance with the legal department at the Central Bank. Mr Zebian was also engaged in training market participants on the newly launched payment systems; overseeing the effective integration of banks through validating operational requirements and infrastructure readiness, and their abilities to cope with new set standards. In 2009, while studying in the United Kingdom, Mr Zebian joined Barclays Capital where he worked with their research team on emerging markets during the financial crisis. Mr Zebian holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science.


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