For the September Issue, Banker Middle East featured to Dr. Salim Sfeir, CEO and Chairman of Bank of Beirut, discussing with him his mission and vision moving forward.
Titled as “A Man with a Vision”, Dr. Salim Sfeir described Bank of Beirut’s performance over the course of the years. “When asked to consider our performance”, Sfeir explained “we are our own harshest critics. As you would expect, we establish clear goals and examine performance”.
“There are three interwoven components; those combine the right vision, embedded with the right values, supported by transparent performance measurements, this is my vision” Sfeir said.
Talking about shaping the country’s financial landscape, Sfeir explained “I believe that keeping to the first principles of risk-managed banking is a cornerstone, shaping our local financial landscape”.
“Sluggishness is Lebanon’s major challenge. Our resilience has been examined and verified. Bank of Beirut’s resolve will continue through current obstacles and new tests are yet to be encountered” Sfeir assured
Dr. Sfeir invited our government to “break free of the status quo” to avoid “these challenges persist going into 2019”.
“Much of our future growth will result from initiatives we have already approved and are starting to expand” Dr. Sfeir said
“The best visions are realized when shared with good people. In this regard, I am reminded every day of how lucky I am to be surrounded by such a remarkable and skillful group of collaborators at Bank of Beirut”, Dr. Sfeir concluded