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Short Biography

Raed H. Charafeddine is the First Vice-Governor at Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s central bank, since April 2009. Prior to his current mission he spent twenty years in the banking sector where he held senior Executive positions at leading commercial banks in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Charafeddine is the Alternate Governor for Lebanon at the International Monetary Fund as well at the Arab Monetary Fund’s Board of Governors and the Alternate Chairman of the Capital Markets Authority in Lebanon; He is also the Executive Director for the Levant region at the Arab Monetary Fund’s Board and Chair of the Advisory Council for the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ).

Mr. Charafeddine enjoys a rich engagement in academia as a visiting lecturer and guest speaker in world-renowned Universities around the World including Harvard, Yale, Tufts, University of Toronto, McGill, INSEAD, Sciences Po, HEC and University of California, Irvine. His lectures and speeches focus on key topics related to Central Banking and on Arab Countries in Transitions specifically on the monetary, economic, financial, social and cultural aspects of this transition. He is also a contributor to many national and international forums on the issues of governance, quality management, interfaith dialogue and active with the Lebanese diaspora and in the field of emigrant studies.

Mr. Charafeddine is a holder of Masters and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in the United States and continues to be a student for life through his participation in various Leadership and Strategy Executive Education programs at Harvard and MIT.