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DR. SHADI A. KARAM
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Chairman - Independent
Dr. Shadi A. Karam is a graduate of the American University of Beirut, Columbia University and Harvard University, USA. He was Vice-President of Merrill Lynch s.a.m. in Monaco. He has served as Chairman and Managing Director (CEO) of several companies in various sectors ranging from textiles and apparel to metallurgic industries, hotels, real estate development, financial companies, private equity and commercial banks, in various European countries, GCC countries and in Lebanon.  He was Chairman and General Manager of BLC Bank, Lebanon (2002-2008), Chairman of BLC Bank, France (2002-2009). He was Senior Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Sleiman for the duration of his term (May 2008 to May 2014) and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Tammam Salam (May 2014 to November 2016). He is the Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce in Lebanon. He holds several decorations from various countries.