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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees met for the first time on February 19, 2022. The Board of Trustees shall ensure that the University's mission as defined in its Charter is respected. It is the guarantor of academic freedom and ratifies the development strategies adopted by the University's bodies. It also ensures the financial support necessary for the University's action and the continuity of its mission.

The Board of Trustees is composed of twelve members chosen among prominent figures outside the University, recognized for their integrity and expertise in the academic, financial, economic, ethical and social fields.

The Board of Trustees meets upon convocation by its President at least twice a year and whenever deemed necessary.

    • Mr. Joe Saddi (President of the Board of Trustees) : Former Chairman of Strategy&'s Middle East business, President of Jamhour Alumni Association
    • Mr. Abbas El Halabi (Vice-President of the Board of Trustees) : Minister of Education and Higher Education
    • Mrs. Raya Raphaël (Secretary General of the Board of Trustees) : General Manager Banque Libano-Française
    • Mr. Samir Assaf : Senior Advisor to HSBC’s Group Chairman, Group CEO and the Bank’s business, General Atlantic Senior Advisor
    • R.F. François Boëdec : Chairman of the Board of Directors of the USJ Office in Paris
    • Mr. Walid Al Daouk : Former Minister, Member of the Board of Directors (at) Fransabank SAL (Lebanon), Fransabank (France) SA, BLC Lebanon
    • Mr. Salim Eddé : CEO of Murex,  President of MIM Museum
    • R.F. Gaël Giraud s.j. : Former Director of Georgetown Environmental Justice Program at Georgetown University, Research Director at CNRS
    • Mrs. Christiane Ferran : Lewis Thomas Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School,  Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,  Co-Director Center for Vascular Biology Research, Division of Nephrology and the Transplant Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Mr. Gilbert Ghostine : Chairman Sandoz 
    • Mrs. Christelle Saghbini : Director Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Egypt & Soudan, Head of Innovate to Grow markets, general medicines
    • Mr. Nasser Saïdi : Former Minister, President of Nasser Saidi & Associates



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PO Box 17-5208 Mar Mikhael
Beirut 1104 2020 - Lebanon

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