Marwan Kheireddine The Leader

Who is Marwan Kheireddine?

Marwan Kheireddine is the CEO of Al Mawarid Bank and is known for becoming the first Arab and Muslim banker to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. He has married management, finance, and technology together in one company with a business model that has won global acclaim from institutions such as Harvard Business School and the World Economic Forum. As a result of his success, Marwan Kheireddine has been named by Forbes Middle East Banking Titans as one of the ’50 people who shook up banking’.

Marwan Kheireddine is credited with restructuring Al Mawarid Bank, merging it with its sister company al-Mawarid Investment Company (AMICO), to create Al Mawarid Holding Group, a financial conglomerate. He oversaw the bank’s restructuring after taking over in 2005, and by 2007, profits were at $9.3 million, and around this time, the bank’s total assets were valued at US $1 billion. Read more by visiting at

Marwan Kheireddine: Why Investing in Lebanon’s Youth Matter

Kheireddine has been described as a mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs, having created the Marwan Kheireddine Foundation to help start-up companies and act as an incubator. He has also been credited as being a significant player in creating the Dubai International Financial Centre, acting as a mentor to Emirati entrepreneur Mohammed H. Al-Sarraf.

Marwan Kheireddine: A Businessman With a Heart

While known as an influential business leader, Marwan Kheireddine has also been celebrated for his philanthropic work in Lebanon, assisting specific communities, including the disabled, orphans, and widows. He has been reported as a man who cares about people and his country.

Marwan Kheireddine: Vice Chairman at the World Economic Forum for the Middle East and Africa

Kheireddine has been a speaker at international forums on entrepreneurship, business, finance, and innovation. He said: “Entrepreneurship is about believing in yourself and not being afraid of failure because you have an inner strength that makes you devoid of fear.” This is perhaps why he has been called an inspiration to many in his field, a man who was able to go from rags to riches and who, in doing so, has given hope to many.

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