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Nemeh Sabbagh

Nemeh Sabbagh, Chairman

Nemeh Sabbagh assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Arab Bank in January 2010. From January 2006 until December 2009, he was the Executive General Manager and Board Member of BankMed in Lebanon.

From September 1998 until he moved to Lebanon in 2006, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Arab National Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he worked with National Bank of Kuwait for 19 years where he was General Manager of the International Banking Group in charge of the bank’s international activities, branches and subsidiaries worldwide. He was a member of the bank’s Management Executive Committee and served on the Boards of Directors of the bank’s overseas subsidiaries and was Managing Director of London based National Bank of Kuwait (International) plc.

Previously, he worked with the Industrial Bank of Kuwait, First Chicago in Chicago and the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Mr Sabbagh was educated in the United States and France. He has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and completed his undergraduate studies (BA) in Economics and French at Austin College in Texas and at L’ Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. He is also an alumnus of Stanford University where he completed the Senior Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business.

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