Who We Are / Directors


MR. SAMI AKHRAS

Mr. Akhras is the Chairman and General Manager of Arab Finance Corporation sal. Since 1997, he has been responsible for developing the strategic initiatives and setting up the organizational structure that have enabled AFC to gain a leading position in its sector in Lebanon. In the last few years, Mr. Akhras has been the driving force behind the proprietary online trading offering of AFC. Prior to joining AFC, Mr. Akhras held several positions in reputable financial institutions in Paris. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), Paris.
 


Mr. Imad Alfadel

Mr. Alfadel is the Vice Chairman of AFC and Generation Alfa, an independent Swiss wealth management firm which he co-founded in 2006. Mr. Alfadel is an entrepreneur who has participated in the establishment of several ventures in different sectors and countries. He holds a BSBA with a focus in Investment and Economics from Babson College (Massachusetts, USA), and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland). Mr. Alfadel also worked for Merrill Lynch (Geneva) from 2000 to 2002.
 


Mr. Tarek El-Ahdab

Mr. El-Ahdab is the Vice Chairman of AFC and directly oversees the Financial Markets activity of the company. Since 1997, he has played an instrumental role in the management of the company, having setup its operational and risk management procedures and participated in the design of its internal systems and overall product offerings. Prior to joining AFC, Mr.El-Ahdab was a foreign exchange options trader at Banque Indosuez in Paris. He holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York and a BSBA from Georgetown University in Washington DC.



Generation Alfa SA
(represented by Mr. Mirko Visco)
Generation Alfa is a Geneva-based wealth management firm established in March 2006 and regulated by the Swiss Association of Independent Asset Managers. The company has a diversified client base of high net worth individuals from continental Europe, as well as Latin America and the Levant regions.
Mr. Mirko Visco
Mr. Visco is the co-founder of Generation Alfa and holds the position of Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Generation Alfa, Mr. Visco was head of the Active Advisory Group of Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse, a post in which he oversaw close to USD 1 billion in assets for private clients. Mr. Visco Mirko is a graduate of HEC, Geneva.
Dr. Saeb Jaroudi
Dr. Jaroudi is a Senior International Economic Consultant who has served as Minister of National Economy and Tourism in Lebanon. He has held a number of leading private and public sector roles in the Arab world, Europe and the United States. Founder and Chairman of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Dr. Jaroudi also initiated the establishment of the Arab Monetary Fund and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development. Dr. Jaroudi completed his PhD studies at Columbia University(NY) and began his professional career teaching at the American University of Beirut.
Mr. Nabil Zeineddine
Mr. Zeineddine is a Managing Director and partner at Electro Industries Jeddah, KSA, a diversified industrial group enjoying a leading position in the Saudi market for several of its core services. Prior to joining Electro Industries, Mr. Zeineddin held various positions with Citibank in the KSA. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Joseph Sarkis
Mr. Sarkis is the founder and managing director of Lintec Lebanon and HEC Saudi Arabia, two leading hospitality suppliers in the Levant and the Gulf Cooperation Council area. Mr. Sarkis is also a board member at MTV Lebanon, a major TV and production corporation. Mr. Sarkis holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the American University of Paris.
Mr. Nabil Ghorra
Mr. Ghorra is a regional consultant specialized in the industrial sector. Mr. Ghorra holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University as well as a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.