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Ziad Hayek

Executive Positions

  • Secretary General

Republic of Lebanon, High Council for Privatization and PPP   (2006-Present)


Responsible for privatization and PPP policy development and project tendering. Lobbied for the passage of PPP legislation, which was enacted into law in August 2017.

  • Chairman and CEO

Lonbridge Associates Ltd.   (2003-2006)


Led a team of corporate finance professionals to form an investment banking boutique that specialized in the fields of telecom technology and renewable energy.


  • Senior Managing Director

Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.   (1997-2003)

London and New York

Managed Latin American and European telecom investment banking teams.  Led many debt and equity capital markets deals, including major New York Stock Exchange IPOs and M&A advisory mandates.


  • Managing Director of Indosuez Lat.Am. and President of Indosuez México

Banque Indosuez, S.A.    (1994-1997)

Paris and Mexico City

Co-headed a team involved in the trading of fixed income, options and equity securities, corporate finance, research and asset management in Latin America.


  • Vice President

Salomon Brothers Inc.   (1992-1994)

New York

Managed the Firm’s relationships with clients in Mexico, Algeria, Russia and South Africa.


  • Vice President

Citibank, N.A.   (1981-1992)

New York, Libreville and Manama

Headed the International Securitization Department, whose team pioneered the securitization of future receivables. Prior positions included responsibility for Latin American structured finance operations and acting as Regional Treasurer for West Africa.


  • Senior Consultant

The Enterprise Program   (1986-1988)

Washington, DC

Advised on project sustainability in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Morocco, Egypt and Nepal.




  • Member of the Board of Directors of  U.N. Global Compact Network Lebanon;
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK);
  • Chairman of Alephbet Foundation (Museum of the Alphabet);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of CAT International Ltd., (an international construction company);
  • Member of the Investment Committee of YMCA International Alliance, Geneva; and
  • Member of the Board of various NGOs on behalf of the Fundación Carlos Slim.

Previously, Member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and Member of the Board of Directors of the following companies:

  • Banque de l’Industrie et du Travail, S.A.L. (a commercial bank);
  • Société des Eaux de Tarshish, S.A.L. (a water bottling company);
  • Grupo VideoVisa, S.A. de C.V. (a Mexican entertainment company); and
  • Industria Automotriz S.A. de C.V. (a Mexican truck manufacturer).



Fluent in five languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) and familiar with six others (Aramaic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Persian and Russian).



  • The University of Texas at Dallas.  M.A. in International Management
  • The University of Houston.  B.B.A. magna cum laude in Marketing and Finance
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.  Business studies.
  • Collège Mariste Champville. Baccalauréat, Sciences Expérimentales.