ACI Lebanon Golden Jubilee Grand Celebration 1964-2014

ACI Lebanon Golden Jubilee Grand Celebration

1964 - 2014



Under the patronage of His Excellency Riad SalaméGovernor of Banque du Liban and Honorary President of ACI Lebanon, a Grand Celebration will be held on Monday 1st of September 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, to mark this momentous occasion.


The Top Management of all banks and financial institutions operating in Lebanon, as well as ACI International and ICA representatives, in addition to main figures from BDL, economic and financial bodies and concerned ministries officials have been invited to share with all our members this great event that will be covered by the media.  It is worth to mention that we will also provide an exhibition area located in front of the Grand Ballroom entrance.


The function will be held at 3:15 PM onwards, starting with a Conference delivered by H.E. Mr. Demianos Kattar (1), Mr. Kelvin Tay - UBS (2) and Mr. Apostolos Bantis - Commerzbank (3), followed by Sponsors’ booths visit, a welcome reception and concludes with a lavish dinner at the Grand Ballroom.


ACI Lebanon is proud of its relentless pursuit of its objectives to represent and serve the interests of the Financial Markets industry, during the past fifty years and for many decades to come!


For Detailed Event Program, see attached.


(1)   Demianos Kattar is an economist and a Lebanese politician.

After studying management and strategy, he becomes a strategic consultant to numerous financial institutions in the Gulf and university lecturer at Saint-Joseph University and La Sagesse University in Beirut.

Between April and July 2005 he was Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy and Commerce in Lebanon.


(2)   Kelvin Tay (UBS) received his MBA from Imperial College, University of London, in 1999.

He also holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore. Prior to joining UBS, Kelvin held numerous responsibilities at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management (Asia) and was a regional telecoms analyst in JP Morgan and ABN AMRO Securities. 

Kelvin is a regular guest host on CNBC Squawbox and appears frequently on Bloomberg  TV, Channel News Asia and BBC World.


(3)   Apostolos Bantis (Commerzbank) is a senior credit strategist in Commerzbank's Emerging Markets Research team, based in Dubai.

He is covering a diverse portfolio of eurobond issuers across various industry sectors with a focus in the CEEMEA and GCC regions. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to various financial media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg and Financial Times. Prior to joining Commerzbank he was a credit analyst with FitchRatings in London where he was responsible for a portfolio of oil & gas related corporates in Emerging Europe and the Middle East. His previous banking experience includes corporate finance analytical roles with Société Générale and Commerzbank in New York. Apostolos holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business in New York and is a classical trained concert pianist.



Download this file (ACIL Golden Jubilee Detailed Schedule-Speakers.pdf)ACIL Golden Jubilee Program[ ]