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    Welcome to the Official Website Of

    Riad Salamé

    Governor of Banque du Liban since August 1, 1993

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    Governor Salame manages

    all aspects of the Central Bank
    and is assisted in his functions

    by four vice-governors and the Central Council.

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    He chairs the following bodies:

    the BDL Central Council, the Higher Banking Commission,
    the AML/CFT Special Investigation Commission
    and the Capital Markets Authority.

    Mr. Salamé is member of the Board of Governors at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF).

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    Worked 20 years at

    Merrill Lynch

    from 1973 - 1993
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Riad Salamé© BiographyEarly Years of His Life

Born on July 17, 1950 in Lebanon, son of Toufic SALAMÉ and Renée ROMANOS, Riad Salamé attended the Jesuits’ College of Notre -Dame de Jamhour and then graduated with a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut.

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Riad Salamé has been Lebanon’s central bank governor for the past 20 years. He is credited with shielding the country’s banks from the global financial More

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AwardsHonor & Appreciation

Governor Salamé was also awarded the 2006 Euromoney Award as the best Central Bank Governor in the world; the 2005 Euromoney Award for Emerging Markets as the Best Central Bank Governor in the Middle ...  More

"My main objective of the monetary policy has always been to safeguard the Lebanese currency, in order to ensure the basis of a continuous economic and social growth."

Riad Salamé

Experience & Achievements

More than 40 years of success

Banque Du Liban

Riad Salamé is the Governor of Banque du Liban, Lebanon's Central Bank, since August 1, 1993. He was reappointed for three consecutive terms in 1999, 2005 and 2011.

IMF / AMF

Mr. Salamé is member of the Board of Governors at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF).

Chairman

In this capacity, he chairs the following bodies: the BDL Central Council, the Higher Banking Commission, the AML/CFT Special Investigation Commission and the Capital Markets Authority.

Merrill Lynch

Between 1973 and 1985, he acquired an extensive experience at Merrill Lynch (Beirut and Paris) that led to his designation from 1985 through 1993 as Vice-President and Financial Advisor, a position that he occupied till his appointment as BDL Governor.

"Success isn't an individual exertion but the outcome of working with a team."
Riad Salamé