Private Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Alain Bifani, Director General of the Ministry of Finance


The Middle East Institute and the Safadi Foundation USA
are pleased to host a private off-the-record roundtable discussion with:

Dr. Alain Bifani
Director General of Lebanon’s Ministry of Finance

Friday, October 7, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM

The Middle East Institute
1761 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Speaker Biography:

Alain A. Bifani, Ph.D, has served as Director General of the Ministry of Finance of Lebanon since 2000. Throughout his tenure, he has managed public expenditures, debt, Eurobond issuances, and the full range of monetary policy tools, while also leading the modernization of the ministry’s organizations and operations. He led Lebanon’s economic and financial planning in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. He also developed the national reform agenda encompassing re-distribution and tax policies, enhancement of the social safety net, and policies to spur growth, infrastructure investment, employment and a sound financial system. On behalf of the ministry he has worked with the parliament in the drafting and implementation of numerous major laws treating national and personal finance. Prior to entering government, Dr. Bifani held leadership positions in banking, accounting, financial consultancy, and sovereign financial rating.