Whither Lebanon? Crises and (Re)Solutions

21.07.2020, Research Seminar, online

Public research seminar of the Orient-Institut Beirut

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 06.00 PM-07.30 PM 

In the first public research seminar of a series we will tackle the most pressing issue at the moment: How to manage Lebanon out of its current manifold and overlapping crises. We will start with the economy and banking sector and have invited Nicolas Chikhani, a renowned Harvard-educated banking and economy expert with Swiss experience (see bio below). He will talk about the root causes, the current state, and the possible solution of the crises.

The event will take place outdoors and social distancing rules will be followed. Please bring masks.

Looking forward to seeing you again!


Nicolas Chikhani holds Executive Degrees in Business & Finance from both the INSEAD and the HARVARD Business Schools. He is an Engineer in Computer Science with a specialization in Cryptocurrency from the London School of Economics (LSE).

He is a seasoned banker with deep knowledge in Finance and Economy. He worked in the banking sector in Paris, London, Singapore, Dubai, Beirut and Geneva. Throughout his 28 years of international professional experience, he held Executive level positions as CFO, COO and lately as CEO for a blue-chip regional Bank in Switzerland. He also held Board positions in international Banks, global NGOs and Fintech companies.

He is also member of the Swiss Forum of International Politics, of the Crypto Valley Association in Switzerland, and of the SICTIC Swiss Investor Club and LIFE. Last but not least, he was a former advisory Board member of Offre-Joie (Fara7 el 3ata2).

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