Ghassan Hasbani

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Ghassan Hasbani
Ghassan Hasbani CEO of STC international.JPG
Ghassan Hasbani in 2005
Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
18 December 2016 – 21 January 2020
PresidentMichel Aoun
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded bySamir Mouqbel
Succeeded byZeina Akar
Lebanese Minister of Public Health
In office
18 December 2016 – 31 January 2019
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded byWael Abou Faour
Succeeded byJamil Jabbak
Personal details
Born (1972-08-30) 30 August 1972 (age 48)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityLebanese, British
Political partyLebanese Forces
CabinetLebanese government of December 2016
Website[1]

Ghassan Hasbani (Arabic: غسان حاصباني‎; born 30 August 1972)[1] is a Lebanese businessman and politician (also a UK national). He has been Lebanon's Minister of Public Health and (simultaneously) Deputy Prime Minister from December 2016 to January 2020.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, he immigrated to the United Kingdom as a teenager, where he completed his university education and earned a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with first class honours from the University of Westminster and an MBA, Marketing Management from the University of Hull.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Hasbani worked with organisations in the telecommunication and technology industries, including Nortel Networks and Cable & Wireless and has operated within the Middle East Region since 1999. In addition to the Middle East, his global experience includes markets such as Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.

CEO of STC International (2010–2012)[edit]

He joined the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) from the global management consulting firm Booz & Company, where he led the firm's Middle East Communications and Technology practice and had been with the firm for 10 years.[2][3][4]

Board memberships[edit]

He is the chairman of the board of Commissioners of Axis in Indonesia, and a board member in MCB and Maxis Berhard in Malaysia, Turk Telecom, VIVA Bahrain and Kuwait. He is also a member of the investment committee of STC ventures.

Professional memberships[edit]

He is a chartered engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the UK, and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership program.

Awards[edit]

Outstanding CEO Award (2012)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "نائب رئيس الحكومة - غسان حاصباني". lebanese-forces.com (in Arabic).
  2. ^ "SMOOTH OPERATOR - CNBC Business". 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ "This week on Marketplace Middle East". CNN.
  4. ^ "STC renews focus on international markets". ITP.net.
  5. ^ "TMT Finance".