Fouad Abdul Basit Siniora

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Fouad Abdul Basit Siniora
Date and place of birth: Lebanon – Sidon, July 19, 1943

Marital status: Married with three children

CURRENT STATUS: Chairman of the Council of Ministers in July 2005


  • American University in Beirut – MBA – 1970
  • American University in Beirut – Bachelor of Business Administration – 1967
  • Islamic school for boys Sidon – baccalaureate first Section, branch of sciences – 1963

Experience in education:

  • Lebanese University – College of Business Administration: lecturer (1974-1975).
  • American University in Beirut – College of Business Administration: Lecturer (1972 – 1977), a lecturer in accounting, financial management and financial analysis, lecturer in management development programme for summer programs in English and Arabic for senior officials in the public sector in the Arab world
  • Citybank – a regional training center for Citybank: lecturer (1971-1976).

Practical experience:
January 2005 until 30-6-2005

  • Mediterranean Group (Bank Mediterranean SAL., Saudi Lebanese Bank SAL., Allayd Bank SAL., Mediterranean Bank in Switzerland): President of the Board of Directors- the Director-General ()

Finance Ministry:

  • Minister of Finance (2000-2004)
  • Minister of State for Finance (1992-2004)
  • Arab Bank: Board Member Arab Bank limited (2002-2005)


  • Mediterranean Bank SAL.: Chairman of the Board of Directors- the Director-General (1984-1992)
  • Saudi Lebanese Bank SAL.: Chairman of the Board of Directors – the Director-General (1986-1992)
  • Mediterranean Bank in Switzerland: Vice Chairman of the Board (1986 – 1992)
  • Mediterranean Group Services SAL.: Executive Director (1983-1992)
  • Mediterranean Group to invest SAL.: Vice President of the Board of Directors – Executive Director(1983-1992)
  • Mediterranean Bank – France: a member of the Board of Directors (1982-1992)
  • Mediterranean Bank – UK: member of the Board of Directors (1989-1992)
  • Arab Company for Insurance and Reinsurance: Member, Board of Directors (1982-1992)
  • Company revenue for investment SAL. HOLDING COMPANY: President of the Board of Directors – the Director-General (1984-1992)
  • Money Company for Investment SAL. HOLDING COMPANY: Chairman of the Board of Directors – the Director-General (1984-1992)

1977 – 1982

  • Bank Control Committee: Chairman of the Committee for Banks Control (1977-1982)

Financing Bank SAL.:

  • Director of tourism and industry credits: a study and evaluation of requests for funding mechanism for the development of feasibility studies, analysis of financial audit member of the Council of Credit (1972-1975)
  • Secretary General of the Board of Directors – Financing Bank (1972-1975)
  • Intra Investment Company SAL.: Financial Adviser (1975-1977)
  • Middle East Company for Cement: Assistant general manager (1975-1977)

Citybank – Beirut:

  • Director (Director of Credit, a member of the Committee on Credit) (1970-1972)
  • Chief of the Credit Department (1967-1970)

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