Profile

SAMI HADDAD
SAMI HADDAD
Chairman
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MANAL ASSIR
MANAL ASSIR
Public Sector Lead
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SAMI HADDAD
SAMI HADDAD
Chairman
Sami Haddad has decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, specifically in finance, politics and academia. Sami started his career with Société Générale in Lebanon. During his 5 years with SGBL, he was seconded to the Bank’s main offices in Paris, London, and Brussels. He went on to become advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank, Sheikh Michel El Khoury.

Sami worked for the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, for 24 years in a variety of positions including Regional representative for West Africa based in Abidjan, Regional Representative for North Africa, based in Casablanca, Deputy Director for South and East Asia, and Director of the MENA region based in Cairo. In 2005, he became Minister of Economy and Trade in Lebanon, a position which he held for three years. After he left the Government, Sami became General Manager of Byblos Bank and Chairman of the Board of Adonis Insurance Company. Most recently, he has been the CEO of Banque de Credit National. Sami sits on the Board of several companies and academic institutions, including Orascom Construction and Banque de Crédit National.

Sami holds an MA in Economics from the American University in Beirut and pursued his postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the American University of Beirut.
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MANAL ASSIR
MANAL ASSIR
Public Sector Lead
Manal has an extensive experience in conducting and implementing public fiscal reforms programs in several countries covering the whole range of structural, organizational and operational features of public finance and revenue administrations. She also brings a broad understanding of public and private sector requirements in the framework of strategic and operational design of comprehensive modernization projects.

Before joining Inventis, Manal worked with the IMF as the revenue administration advisor for the Middle East and North Africa, and as such supervised key revenue reform programs.

She also worked with various international organizations (including the IMF, the WB, the UN, the EU, and international donors) to conduct public fiscal reform programs and provide counselling and technical advice aiming at modernizing the fiscal regimes and collection schemes.

She led a team of international and local consultants to introduce a Value Added Tax (VAT) in several countries.

Her competencies include: Enhancing revenue systems, modernizing tax and customs administrations, conducting PFM reforms, introducing and implementing VAT, modernizing land registry and cadastre, and a number of other focused expertise in the areas of strategic development, change management, BPR and information technology, organizational integration, communication strategy, capacity building, and performance management.

Manal holds an MBA and has a Master in Computer Science and Business Management.