A holder of a Bachelor degree in Economics, topped with a Master degree in Banking and Finance from Saint Joseph University, Nancy Sayegh started her professional career with UNDP projects while she was still a trainee at IDAL. Her career evolved towards the sector that she always had an inclination for, the banking sector. She joined SGBL bank in 2005 as Credit Analyst. After several years of analyzing and mastering large accounts, she seized the opportunity and moved to BLC and was part of the business development team. So far, she has been with BLC for 10 years, where she took over different roles that varied between medium and large businesses. Nancy worked with diversified cases that span from syndicated loans, specific financing schemes up to Oil and Gas portfolios. Her journey with BLC was quite enriching specially when she was recently assigned as the Head of Small and Medium businesses.
The We Maestro Mrs. Maya Margie Younes heads the team responsible for the strategy and implementation of the We Initiative. Having played a pivotal role in the program’s inception in 2012, she represented the Bank in several local and international conferences sharing her expertise and perspectives on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. In 2016, she became a member of the UN WEPs Leadership Group, comprised of 35 worldwide leaders aiming to advance gender equality. Mrs. Maya Margie Younes has 20 years of banking experience and currently heads BLC Bank’s Marketing Group. She joined the Bank in 2002 and was a member of the senior management team that was entrusted with the reorganization and restructuring of the Bank, repositioning it as one of the leaders in Lebanon. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, she relocated to Lebanon in 1991 and received a B.Sc. in Business Studies from the LAU.
Accomplished Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance, and then acquired two Master degrees. One is an MBA from Notre Dame University and another Masters in international Business from Bordeaux Business School. He joined HSBC Bank in 1995 - Trade Services Officer then Corporate Relationship Officer. He Joined Standard Chartered Bank in Lebanon at 2001. Last job carried was Head of Retail Sales. He joined BLC Bank in 2010 as Head of Business Support for its distribution network. Major tasks are setting sales targets for branches, conducting on the job and off the job sales and service training and close monitor with branches to meet sales targets. During the past twenty years he conducted several trainings in the fields of sales & service, leadership skills; then, acquired an accreditation to be a professional trainer in field of Sales and Service.
Boutros NASSIF played a main role is helping women entrepreneurs in developing their business by assisting and providing them a wide range of financial and non-financial solutions.
Carine Fersan, Head of Brand Management at BLC Bank SAL, has ten years of banking experience through leading the Bank’s strategic marketing by segment. Among which are the Individuals and High Net worth, SMEs and Enterprises, and We-initiative which is the first holistic Women Empowerment program launched in MENA, positioning BLC Bank as the financial institution of choice for women in Lebanon and as a global example for Women’s Market best practices. Carine Fersan is a GBA All Stars Academy instructor and mentor since 2017. She participated in UNGC leadership summit and CEO Roundtable part of the UN General Assembly 2018 to advance the agenda for gender equality. In 2013, and after being part of the pre-launching core team, she undertook the full responsibility of the We initiative and Enterprise Banking segment as its Senior Brand Manager responsible for creating, developing and implementing the strategy, in addition to overseeing the financial and non-financial services, and managing the Brilliant Lebanese Awards’ project.. Carine graduated from ESA Beirut & ESCP EAP in Paris in 2009 with a Master Degree in Marketing after completing a BS in Industrial Psychology and BA in Communication both in 2005 at the Lebanese University.
The We-rdo Mrs. Yasmina Khalaf has been managing the We Initiative online platforms ever since she started working at BLC Bank in 2012. With a background in economics and management and a passion for arts and culture, she was able to consolidate the We Initiative online presence. After graduating with a Masters degree in Management and entrepreneurship from the ESA Business School, she joined the BLC Bank Marketing team and was entrusted with managing & applying all digital communication. It is thanks to her that BLC Bank’s online communication made it as one of the leading trendsetters of the Lebanese Banking institutions.
Ms. Larissa Chahwan is responsible of the WE initiative program over the branches in the retail department. She ensures that the branches are endeavoring to meet their WE business and retail target and attract new female customers in order to improve their positioning. She also orients them to know how to approach and integrate the Women SME business market. In addition, she is responsible of assisting in developing the branches WE Initiative by presenting BLC bank as a women friendly bank. She studied Finance at the Lebanese University Beirut. She worked for Bank of Beirut from 2009 till the beginning of 2014 and joined BLC Bank in February 2014 to become the We initiative specialist.