BSL BANK is incorporated as a private joint stock company with limited liability (Société Anonyme Libanaise), registered in the Commercial Register under number 12510 and listed under number 68 at the Central Bank of Lebanon.
The bank’s network of branches comprises 18, spanning all major Lebanese towns.
Establishment of the Ottoman Imperial Bank (OIB) with French and British shareholding.
Paribas took over the OIB and renamed it Banque de Syrie (Bank of Syria).
The bank’s name is changed to Banque de Syrie et du Grand Liban and is granted the privilege of issuing banknotes in Lebanon and Syria.
The bank’s name is changed to Banque de Syrie et du Liban (Bank of Syria and Lebanon) and the privilege ofissuing banknotes is extended until 1963.
Following the establishment of the Central Bank of Lebanon, the bank becomes a fully-fledged commercial bank operating only in Lebanon and its name is changed to Société Nouvelle de la Banque de Syrie et du Liban.
Mrs. Nadia El Khoury acquires the majority of the bank’s shares from Paribas.
On July 04, 2012, the bank’s name is changed to BSL BANK S.A.L.
BSL BANK’s mission is to provide our customers with a true relationship banking experience while caring for their financial well-being.
This is achieved by knowing their needs, by offering them innovative products with first-class service, and by always providing them with genuine advice aimed at increasing their wealth and growing their business.
Our intrinsic values, drawn from our history and banking traditions, are expressed around the themes of Ethics, Professionalism, Care and Transparency.
We promote Ethics in dealing with all our stakeholders in a moral and rightful way.
Our Professionalism is derived from our courtesy, our swift actions and our excellence in service.
We also Care for our customers’ financial well-being and always provide them with genuine advice in this respect.
Last but not least, our Transparency is reflected in our belief in a partnership with our customers based on total openness and fluid communication.
By maintaining our traditional values and developing extensive banking experience, BSL BANK combines durability, strength and evolution.
Chairman of the board
Board of Directors
Mr. Ramsay El Khoury
Mrs. Mia El-Khoury Ayoub
S.E. Joseph Chaoul
Me. Michel Tueini
Mr. Henri Nashawati
Mr. Riad Mansour
Mr. Youssef Ghosn
Mr. Elie Chartouny
Deputy General Manager
Mr. Elias Alouf
Mr. Nicolas Saliby
Mr. Negib Kasis - Chief Administration Officer
Mrs. Maya Azzi - Head of Treasury and Capital Markets
Mrs. Huguette Rayess - Head of Credit
Mr. Fady Abou Diwan - Head of Risk
Mr. Ibrahim Bassil - Head of Operations
Mr. Nabil Choueiry - Head of Consumer Banking
Mr. Kamal Abi Fadel - Head of Commercial
Mr. Charbel Watfa - Head of Financial Control
Mr. Antoine Daoud - Head of Accounting