Conference - September 1, 2014

On the 1st of September 2014 and in the frame of ACI Lebanon Golden Jubilee Celebration Program, a Conference has been delivered between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM by the prominent Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr Demianos Kattar (1) (Sponsored by CreditBank)
  • Mr. Kelvin Tay (2), UBS
  • Mr. Apostolos Bantis (3), Commerzbank

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut

Links to ACI Lebanon Event:

ACIL Golden Jubilee listed on Thomson Reuters website

ACIL Golden Jubilee listed on Zawya website



(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 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 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.