Dr. Joseph Torbey Chairman of the Association of Banks in Lebanon || Lebanon

Dr. Torbey is the Chairman General Manager of the Banking Group Credit Libanais www.creditlibanais.com, one of the leading banking groups in Lebanon and the region, active in all financial activities.

He is also currently heading the Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) www.abl.org.lb.

Dr. Joseph Torbey is the Chairman of the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB), www.wuab.org which is the premier Arab Professional organization for Arab Bankers and finance professionals, or those of Arab origin who assume an active role in the finance and banking communities, locally, regionally and internationally. WUAB aims at weaving a network of communication and establishing solid relations among Arab bankers and finance professionals.

He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) www.uabonline.org since May 2007, a Union which Board he chaired for two consecutive mandates from April 2001-2007. UAB is a regional organization that comprises more than 320 Arab financial and banking institutions representing major Arab banks in the region.

On the Academic front, Dr. Joseph Torbey holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Lyon (France) and has followed extensive studies in Public Administration and Business Taxation at the University of Southern California, L.A. (USA). He was also awarded an Honorary Professor status at the University of Vienna.

On the Academic Functions front, he is Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences (Jordan) since 2001. www.aabfs.org.
He is the co-founder and the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Bancaires (ISEB) at St Joseph University (Beirut) www.usj.edu.lb. Dr. Torbey is Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Centre for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) www.arabruleoflaw.org.

Before chairing Credit Libanais Group, Dr. Joseph Torbey held numerous public functions, as he served as a Controller at the Lebanese Audit Court, a Financial Controller at the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Head of the Tax Department, Ministry of Finance.

He has a number of publications on various banking, financial and taxation issues.