Our Team
Elie Azar Head of Retail & Marketing Group

Mr. Elie Azar has been working in the Banking sector since 1988 where he held several managerial key positions in local and regional Banks. He joined BLC Bank in 2011 as Advisor to the General Manager. In 2015 he was appointed Head of Customer Care & Quality Assurance Group in charge of the Customer Experience and Customer Protection units. He was assigned as BLC Bank representative in USB Bank-Cyprus from 2016 till 2018. He was appointed in July 2019 Head of Marketing Group and recently on November 2020 he was appointed as Head of Retail Banking & Marketing Group. In addition to his function, he is currently a member in several committees, such as Management, Marketing, CSR & Products, also a member of the CEO Task Force for Banking Organization-CTF. He is a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Chartered Financial Marketer(CFM) ,holds a degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph University & other Qualifications in the Banking field. Mr. Azar is a fellow member in the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM-USA) & fellow member in the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Services (AABFS-Jordan) and an active member in other several local and international Banking and Financial Associations & participated as a speaker in several local and international conferences & trainings sharing his expertise in Management & Marketing. He was granted several Awards and appreciations throughout his professional career.

Nancy Sayegh Head of SME

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.

Elias Younes Head of Retail Sales

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.

Larissa Chehwan SME & We Initiative Specialist

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.