Bank of Beirut has been awarded the prestigious ISO 22301 certification in Business Continuity Management by the British Standard Institution (BSI).
The internationally-recognized acknowledgement is proof of the Bank of Beirut’s capacity to protect its customers and stakeholders’ interests, even during crisis and disruptive incidents, and is a further evidence of the Bank’s business resilience and commitment to excellence.
The certification delivery was celebrated on the 5th of December 2018 at Bank of Beirut Head Office in Beirut, in the presence of the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon - H.E. Chris Rampling, Bank of Beirut Chairman – CEO, Dr. Salim Sfeir and the British Standard Institution (BSI) represented by Mr. Omar Rashid –General Manager MEA and Mr. Jamal Dalli- Business Development Manager.
Receiving the certification, Dr. Sfeir stated that “this achievement is the culmination of vast efforts initiated in 2006. Since then, our resiliency was regularly tested in a challenging region. To arrive where we are today, Sfeir said, strong operating principles and practices were essential. By creating a solid business continuity culture, through training and awareness, we were able to build Bank of Beirut’s state of the art Disaster Recovery program for all our critical systems. ISO validation is a crucial stride in Bank of Beirut’s strategy, especially our alignment with international standards, Sfeir concluded, promising to apply the experience gained to produce further breakthroughs.
For his part, the British Ambassador congratulated Bank of Beirut on its achievement and commitment to excellence, and on being the first Bank in Lebanon to receive the certification, wishing the Bank further successes.