• Mid-sized Lebanese bank with total assets in excess of USD 1.1 billion
  • Fully-owned by Lebanese individuals.
  • Total Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) in excess of 17% (with Common tier I ratio of 13.74%) with high Foreign Currency (FCY) immediate liquidity (around 30% of deposits), and Loans/Deposits of 21%.

Our history


Establishment of the Ottoman Imperial Bank (OIB) with French and British shareholding.

Our history


Paribas took over the OIB and renamed it Banque de Syrie (Bank of Syria).

Our history


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.

Our history


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.

Our history


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.

Our history


Mrs. Nadia El Khoury acquires the majority of the bank’s shares from Paribas.

Our history


On July 04, 2012, the bank’s name is changed to BSL BANK S.A.L.

Our prospects for development

Refocusing the strategy towards:
  • Corporates and targeted SMEs for commercial lending.
  • Innovative housing loans and retail products.
  • Investment in technology.

Mission and vision

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.

Board of Directors

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

BSL Management

General Manager

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