Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Henry Azzam, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer of Finance & Director of the Masters in Finance Program
Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut


Henry Azzam is currently Senior Lecturer of Finance and Director of the Masters in Finance Program at the Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut. He joined the faculty of OSB in January 2014.

He was the CEO and Chairman of the Social Security Investment Fund of Jordan (Sep. 2012- Dec. 2013) and before that he was Deutsche Bank’s Chairman and CEO for the MENA region during the period 2007-2012.

Before Joining Deutsche Bank, he was founder and CEO of Amwal Invest. He also served as the Chairman of Dubai International Financial Exchange (now Nasdaq Dubai) and Chairman of MobileCom (now Orange Amman).

Henry Azzam is currently an advisor to ProgressSoft on Digital transformation affecting banks in the region. He is Chairman of Rasmala Investment Bank Limited (Dubai) and a board member of Byblos Bank (Beirut) and Jordan Commercial Bank (Amman).

Previously he served as a board member of Al-Eqbal Investment Company (Ajman), Emirates Investment Bank (Dubai), Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman), Aramex (Dubai), Majid Al Futtaim Trust (Dubai), Arabtec (Dubai), and was a member of the International Advisory Board of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

He holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and BA and MA from the American University of Beirut.

See Henry Azzam, Ph.D speak in the following sessions:

09:00 – 09:25
Global and Regional Outlook In the Era of Digital Transformation