Mr. Michel CHIKHANI
Chairman of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Head of Customer Relations Management
Mr. Michel Chikhani holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) form the University of Saint Joseph of Beirut in 1980.
He started his career at Consolidated Steel of Lebanon from 1980 to 1984 as a financial analyst and was promoted in 1982 as Group Treasurer.
From 1985 to 1995, he was a senior consultant and member of the general management of several advisory services related to major financial markets for major European banks.
From 1996 to 2000, he joined CDC IXIS Asset Management in Paris as a Senior Trader and was responsible for the development of the alternative investment department.
In 2000, he was appointed Head of the Asset Management Department of BANK OF BEIRUT SAL and set up the first investment funds in Lebanon.
From 2007 to 2016, he joined BLOMINVEST BANK SAL in Beirut as Head of Asset Management and developed a range of diversified investment products.
From 2016 to 2020, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of BLOM ASSET MANAGEMENT SAL in Beirut which was created to take over the Asset Management activities of BLOM BANK SAL Group.
He then joined BANORIENT (SUISSE) SA in Geneva in June 2020 as Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Customer Relations Department.
Mr. Salim DIAB
Director and Member of the Management Committee
Head of Trading Rooms Department
Mr. Salim Diab holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (1983/1984) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, specializing in European Economics.
He began his career from 1986 to 1991 at Bank Audi (France) as a forex trader, assistant to the head of the Treasury and Foreign Exchange Department.
From 1991 to 1996, he was hired by Bank Indosuez Geneva, successively as a Client Trader, Head of Forex Trading, and ultimately Wealth Manager with the title of Assistant Director.
Finally, since March 1st, 1998, he joined BANORIENT (SUISSE) SA in Geneva (formerly Banorient Bank) where he served as Assistant Director Co-Head of the Trading Room, Stock Exchange, Exchange, and Treasury, then successively appointed Deputy Director in 2004 then Director in 2010.
He was also appointed member of the Management Committee in 2007.