Biographies

Biographies of Executives

Vincent Nabih Haddad, General Manager

Mr. Haddad joined MEAB as General Manager in 2015. A 30 year financial services veteran, he worked internationally gaining experience in the United States, France, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, Mr. Haddad served as a senior advisor to the CEO and Managing Partner of Sokotra Capital Ltd., a private investment company dealing with direct investment opportunities. He also held senior roles at UBS AG, Pictet & Co, Merrill Lynch and Co. and JP Morgan Securities. As the General Manager of MEAB, Mr. Haddad is responsible for MEAB’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Haddad earned an MBA at Columbia University and a Bachelors degree at Beirut University College (LAU).

Abbas Hejeij, Deputy General Manager

Mr. Hejeij joined MEAB in 1999 as a senior auditor. Today he serves as deputy general manager after serving as the head of MEAB’s Risk Management Department and Internal Audit Department. In his current role, he also chairs the bank’s IT Security Committee and Retail Committee in addition to serving on the Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Credit Committees to ensure the bank adheres to the highest compliance and service standards. Prior to joining MEAB, Mr. Hejeij worked as a certified auditor in Beirut. He earned degrees in business and an Executive MBA from the Lebanese American University.

Mr. Ayman Hodroj, Deputy General Manager

In his role as deputy general manager for MEAB, Mr. Hodroj oversees all private banking services for the bank’s high net worth individuals and corporate clients. He has worked at MEAB for 13 years while also teaching international finance and international economics courses at Université Saint-Joseph. He previously served as a member of the EU-Mediterranean Information Society MEDFOREST community to build an information-sharing network between European and Mediterranean countries. Mr. Hodroj received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Université Saint-Joseph.

Ali Abbas, Assistant General Manager

Mr. Abbas joined MEAB in December 2015 as an Assistant General Manager, following over a decade of experience in the financial services and consulting spheres. In his role as Assistant General Manager, Mr. Abbas assists in managing MEAB’s compliance program. Prior to joining MEAB, he served as Vice President and Country Compliance Head for Lebanon at Citibank N.A. in Beirut. Mr. Abbas has also worked extensively in Lebanon’s banking sector, public utilities, telecommunications industry and public institutions while taking on lead positions at Citibank N.A., the École supérieure des affaires (ESA) and Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Abbas holds finance, business and mathematics degrees from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce à Paris ESCP, the École supérieure des affaires (ESA), Saint-Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut and the Lycée Français in Beirut. 

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