Global economic policies: Bank of Lebanon executive to discuss role of central banks in global economic recovery at EMU on Monday, March 17

by Amber Ratliff, Published March 13, 2014

Raed Charafeddine of the Bank of Lebanon (photo courtesy of Bank of Lebanon website)

YPSILANTI – Raed H. Charafeddine, Vice Governor of the Bank of Lebanon, will address Lebanon’s response to financial distress in comparison to other Middle East and North African countries and as a model for the United States and Michigan, to follow. The discussion will take place at the Eastern Michigan University College of Business at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 17.

The talk, as part of the Distinguished Business Leader series at the College of Business, will be held at the Owen building, room 114. Charafeddine will discuss economic and financial challenges and the role of a central bank in economic stability.

 “It is a great experience for our students to hear from such a strong leader,” said Dr. Mahmud Rahman, Professor of Finance at EMU’s College of Business.  “To be relevant in today’s globalized world, top business leaders approach opportunities and risks in a global context. Business schools have to expose their students to the business leaders and progressive employers with global perspectives.”

Charafeddine, in addition to his role as Vice Governor of the Bank of Lebanon, is an alternate governor for Lebanon at the International Monetary Fund, the Arab Monetary Fund, and the alternate chairman of the Capital Markets Authority in Lebanon.

Charafeddine earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. His previous experience includes financial institutions in the Middle East as well as serving as a board member to nongovernmental organizations that deal with social justice and human and local community development.

For more information on this event and the Distinguished Business Leader series, please contact Dr. Mahmud Rahman at

Pamela Young

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