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Who Is Youssef Khalil, Lebanon’s New Minister Of Finance


A politician and senior official in Lebanon’s Central Bank (BDL), Youssef Khalil is Director of Financial Operations at BDL and the President of the Lebanese Micro-Finance Association (LMFA).

He is known to be close to the BDL’s governor Riad Salameh, and to be the “architect” of BDL’s financial engineering.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Studies and Research on International Development “CERDI” in France.

He also obtained a Master’s degree in Economic Development from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

He joined AUB in 1989 as a professor, his teaching career covering development studies, managerial economics, growth theories, and economic history.

Youssef Khalil is the nephew of former Minister Ali El-Khalil. He was selected by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, head of the Amal Movement, for the position of Minister of Finance in the newly-formed government of PM Najib Mikati.

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Who Is Youssef Khalil, Lebanon's New Minister Of Finance

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