Marwan Kheireddine is the chairman and the CEO of AM bank and is also one of the most influential bankers in Lebanon. He is also one of the youngest bankers in the history of Lebanon.

Marwan Kheireddine was born on December 2nd, 1974, to a Lebanese father and a Palestinian mother. His family was originally from Homs, Syria, but after that country’s independence, his family moved to Sidon, then Beirut, and finally settled in Dahieh. Marwan’s great-grandparents had invested large sums of money in real estate before fleeing Israel during its founding war. When he was a child, Marwan’s family moved to Beirut, where he attended the American International School. Marwan then continued his education at the American University of Beirut, majoring in economics and English. He graduated with a BA degree in business administration with honors in 1995. In the same year, Marwan took an internship at HSBC bank in Beirut. In 1996, he headed to Paris to participate in the HSBC banking school program, which lasted six months. Marwan graduated with honors, and immediately afterward, he started working as a fixed-income trader at Goldman Sachs in New York City. During his time there, he learned about derivatives and hedging. He also combined his love for music with his work as an investment banker by writing a thesis on the future of the music business in the internet age.

Marwan is mainly concerned with the business sector; this sector is why he has made his way in the industry and is where he has today. He was educated at the American University of Beirut and transferred to Harvard University, where he graduated with a master’s degree in International Business with honors. Then he continued to work at HSBC Bank as an intern and soon became a full-time worker. He was involved in creating new business strategies that had helped create and maintain solid growth of their investments and profits.

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