Lebanon’s banking and financial sector counts many top professionals striving day in and day out to develop their country’s economy. Mr. Antoun Sehnaoui is, without a doubt, a person of such distinction.
This native of Beirut, who grew up during the Lebanese Civil War, has always held the interests of his country at heart. Where some took the opportunity to try and build a better life abroad, Mr. Sehnaoui was among those who returned to their homeland, with dreams of building a stronger and more resilient Lebanon, after pursuing their tertiary education and acquiring more expertise.
Coming from a family with a successful business and political background, some could say that it was only a natural choice for Mr. Antoun Sehanoui to pursue a career along those lines. With his Bachelor degree in Business Administration – majoring in International Finance and Banking from the University of Southern California in the United States – in hand, he started his fruitful career in the family business as well as launching his own projects in various sectors : media, hospitality, tourism and the financial sectors.
Thanks to Mr. Sehnaoui’s strong business flair, Lebanon had its first business magazine published in English, the Executive Magazine. Since 1999, this business magazine has been aiming to provide to its readers in-depth reviews of the business related news in Lebanon and the Middle East as well as a wide news coverage including societal and cultural issues.
This acute businessman also saw the potential that the area of Damour offered and did not hesitate to invest and develop this coastal town by opening the La Suite-Oceana beach resort. Nowadays, Damour is one of the Lebanese hot spots for holidaymakers. Like true entrepreneurs, Mr. Antoun Sehnaoui has not been afraid to venture in various fields whilst dealing with business in the financial sector.
Among his notable roles in the banking sector is his appointment as the chairman of the financial investment company FIDUS in 2002 and since 2007 until today, is fulfilling his role as CEO of the SGBL bank, offering retail, corporate and private banking services.