Chairman of BLOM BANK Group
Dr. Naaman W. AZHARI
Chairman of Banorabe SA, SPF
Dr. Naaman AZHARI, born in 1928, started his banking career in 1951 in Paris where he joined a French bank (which was later acquired by Société Générale). He was later appointed General Manager of the Syrian affiliate of this French bank.
At the end of the 1950s, he established one of the largest banks in Syria, “Banque de l’Orient Arabe” and was appointed Chairman and General Manager of this bank.
From 1961 to 1962, he occupied the position of Minister of Finance, Economy and Planning in Syria.
Since 1962, after the nationalization of bank in Syria he resided permanently in Beirut where he was appointed General Manager of BLOM BANK S.A.L.
From 1971 until 2007, he occupied the position of Chairman and General Manager of BLOM BANK S.A.L.
In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of BLOM BANK Group.
Dr. Naaman AZHARI holds from Paris a State Degree Ph.D. in Economics, a Bachelor of Law and a Diploma in Political Sciences from the “Institut des Sciences Politiques” (Sc.Po.).