Outlook on the Economic and Financial Crisis - Free Online Talk

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023


6:00 pm


7:30 pm

Beirut/Lebanon Time

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Outlook on Lebanon's Economic and Financial Crisis - Free Online Interactive Discussion by I Have Learned Academy in Collaboration with the German Foundation: KAS -Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Lebanon office

In this session we will discuss:

-          Roots of the Crisis: Technical? Financial? Political? Monetary?

-          Management or Mismanagement of the Crisis?

-          Proposed Solutions: IMF or no IMF?

-          Outlook on Growth, Public Finances and the Banking Sector

-         Impact of the war in Gaza on Lebanese economy

Speaker's Bio

Nassib Ghobril is the Chief Economist and Head of the Economic Research & Analysis Department at Byblos Bank sal since March 2006, one Lebanon’s largest banking and financial services groups. Previously, he was Head of Research at Groupe Saradar, Head of Research at investment banking firm Lebanon Invest, and Deputy Head of Research at the Audi-Saradar Group.

Mr. Ghobril has built from the ground up economic research departments at Byblos Bank and at Groupe Saradar. He has published more than 780 weekly analytical reports on the Lebanese economy and more than 770 weekly economic and financial reports on the Middle East, Africa and Emerging Markets since 2006. He also publishes an annual review of the performance of Lebanese economy since 2016. In addition, he has developed and launched the Byblos Bank Consumer Confidence Index, the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index, the Byblos Bank Real Estate Price Perception Survey, and the Byblos Bank Car Demand Index.

He is a frequent guest speaker at local, regional and international conferences as well as at universities, business, and civic organizations. Additionally, he is a regular guest at local, regional and international media outlets.

Mr. Ghobril briefs regularly global investment banks, correspondent banks, rating agencies, local diplomatic missions, United Nations agencies, local and foreign think

tanks, public sector stakeholders, and ministries and members of Parliament on economic, monetary and financial issues in Lebanon and the MENA region. He also

participates in official meetings, briefings and discussions with delegations from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, the OECD, and other multilateral organizations.

He is a Member of the World Economic Association, a member of the Cercle des Economistes Arabes, a Member of the Research & Studies Committee at the Association of Banks in Lebanon, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Lebanese American University's School of Business, a member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Balamand, a Board Member of the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs, and a member of the Lebanese Association for Taxpayers’ Rights (ALDIC). In addition, he is a board member of several civic and charitable organizations.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Studies and Economics from the American University of Beirut, an MA in International Affairs from the American University in Washington, DC, a Master in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, and has completed the requirements of a PhD at the American University in Washington, DC.

Booking information

Tickets are free, but booking is a must!

Places are limited, book here: https://ihjoz.com/events/6907#checkout

This session will be online from the comfort of your home.

This session is part of the Free Online Series Program done by I Have Learned Academy in collaboration with KAS: "Thoughts & Talks for a Better Lebanon"

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