Kheireddine is a well-known advocate for women’s rights, and in 2018 was included on Fortune magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Kheireddine graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in economics and international relations. From 1980 to 1990, he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. During this period, he became AM Bank chairman and CEO . He joined the IMF as its deputy managing director.
- Early Life
Marwan Kheireddine was born on January 14, 1957, to a Maronite Catholic family in Beirut, Lebanon. Kheireddine then received his master’s degree in international banking from Pace University in New York City. Kheireddine is married and has two children. His son Roberto is the current president of AM Bank FZC and the former chairman of Emirates NBD Abu Dhabi International Banking Corp BSC.
He began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1980, where he worked for five years. He then returned to Lebanon and joined the board of directors of AM Bank from 1986 until 1990. After AM Bank was privatized on March 8, 1990, Kheireddine became the chairman and CEO. They reached a $23 billion deal with HSBC Holdings Plc in 1995 to help expand the bank’s operations into Europe. During this time, AM bought out Capital Management Services Inc., a subsidiary of Capital Group International Inc., which included Capital Management Services’ private equity funds and their respective portfolio companies (Capital International Fund).
Marwan Kheireddine is passionate about human rights and gender equality and has long advocated for women’s empowerment. In 2017, he was named the “world’s most generous banker” by The Giving Banker, an annual listing compiled by American Banker. He is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He sits on the board of trustees at Georgetown University and sits on the board at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Kheireddine supports various humanitarian causes through organizations such as CARE International, UNICEF, and Oxfam International.