Ghassan Hasbani

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Ghassan Hasbani
Ghassan Hasbani in 2018
Member of the Lebanese Parliament
Assumed office
21 May 2022
ConstituencyBeirut I (2022)
Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
18 December 2016 – 21 January 2020
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded bySamir Mouqbel
Succeeded byZeina Akar
Minister of Public Health
In office
18 December 2016 – 31 January 2019
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded byWael Abou Faour
Succeeded byJamil Jabbak
CEO of STC International
In office
Personal details
Ghassan Hasbani

(1972-08-30) 30 August 1972 (age 51)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityLebanese, British
Political partyLebanese Forces
CabinetLebanese government of December 2016

Ghassan Hasbani (Arabic: غسان حاصباني; born 30 August 1972)[1] is a Lebanese businessman and member of the Strong Republic bloc in the Lebanese Parliament. He has been Lebanon's Minister of Public Health and (simultaneously) Deputy Prime Minister from December 2016 to January 2020. Ghassan in an administrative and expert at the international level in planning, economics and technology.[2]

Early life and Education[edit]

Ghassan Hasbani was born in Rmeil, Beirut to a Greek Orthodox Christian family in 1972. He completed his graduate studies in London and obtained a degree with distinction in engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).[3]


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.[4][5][6]


After the resignation of Tammam Salam, Aoun designated Saad Hariri to form a new cabinet following binding parliamentary consultations. This came as a result of the consensus that led to the election of Aoun, and it was the second time Hariri held the position. The cabinet consisted of 30 ministers as a national unity government. On 28 December, it won the confidence of the parliament with an 87 MPs majority. Hasbani was named Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon and Minister of Public Health.[7]

In the 2022 Lebanese general election, the Lebanese Forces party saw expected gains by fielding its prominent member, Ghassan Hasbani, who received 16% of the district votes alone with 7,080 votes.[8] The list was expected to win three seats but lost the Minorities seat to the Liwatani list, despite having more votes, in which an appeal was made to the constitution court to contest the loss.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Hasbani is a Greek Orthodox Christian. He is married to Nadine Hasbani and together have three children.[2]


  • Outstanding CEO Award (2012)[11]


  1. ^ "نائب رئيس الحكومة - غسان حاصباني". (in Arabic).
  2. ^ a b "غسان حاصباني".
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  4. ^ "SMOOTH OPERATOR - CNBC Business". 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ "This week on Marketplace Middle East". CNN. 9 March 2012.
  6. ^ "STC renews focus on international markets".
  7. ^ "الوكالة الوطنية للإعلام - (*) الحكومة نالت الثقة ب 87 صوتا". 30 December 2016. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2024.
  8. ^ "Here's The List Of Who Won In The Beirut I District In Lebanon's Elections 2022". 16 May 2022.
  9. ^ "المرشح إيلي شربشي قدم طعنًا أمام المجلس الدستوري بنتيجة النائبة سينتيا زرازير". Elnashra News (in Arabic). Retrieved 3 December 2023.
  10. ^ "حاصباني اول الفائزين في بيروت الأولى؟". Elnashra News (in Arabic). Retrieved 3 December 2023.
  11. ^ "TMT Finance".