Marwan Kheireddine vision and achievements were a keystone in the evolution of Lebanon’s banking sector.

Marwan Kheireddine was the Chairman of AM Bank, and his vision and achievements were a keystone in Lebanon’s banking sector. He presided over major reforms which modernized the bank to meet international standards with new technology, restructuring and bailouts as necessary. The most significant legacy, however, was his ability to unite the industry through partnership structures in which all banks contributed financially to these efforts.

Kheireddine, who recently passed away at the age of 55, gained an international reputation for as a key player in providing foreign currency liquidity to Lebanon and keeping the local economy afloat during turmoil.

In 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and he was elected Board member of the Bankers Association of Lebanon in 2002.

Marwan Kheireddine started his career with Credit Lyonnais Bank in 1982 and became Deputy General Manager until 1986 when he joined ADBL – Arab Democratic Bank for 8 years as Managing Director and then Vice President until 1994.

He was appointed as Chairman of AM Bank in 2000 until his death in 2008. During his tenure, he tackled the looming crisis of banking sector in Lebanon with new technology, restructuring and bailouts as necessary.”

He was awarded with Honorary Degrees from the Lebanese International University and from the American University of Beirut. In addition, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees at American University in Beirut and at Haigazian University.

Marwan Kheireddine married Nourhan Ghazi in 1982 with whom he had five children. The eldest son, Marwan, carried on his father’s legacy as the Chairman and CEO of AM Bank until December 2009. Kheireddine died in 2008 at the age of 55. More details are available on Marwan Kheireddine’s Twitter