Raymond W. Audi
Honorary Chairman of the Board

Age: 86 – Lebanon
Raymond Audi acts as Honorary Chairman of the Board after having decided to stand down from his position as Chairman – General Manager and retire from his corporate responsibilities in order to devote more time to his personal life.

He started his banking career in 1962, when, together with his brothers and with prominent Kuwaiti businessmen, he founded Bank Audi, building on a successful long standing family business. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager from 1998 to 2017 (stepping down temporarily when he served as Minister of the Displaced in the Lebanese government, in line with the sound Governance principles he always upheld).

Raymond Audi has played an instrumental role in leading Bank Audi through an extraordinary journey over more than 50 years, relinquishing his chairmanship after having expressed his great satisfaction at the status of the Bank, as well as his confidence in its future.

The Board of Directors celebrated Raymond Audi’s career, expressed its gratitude for his unwavering dedication and leadership, and appointed him Honorary Chairman in April 2017.

In addition to his role at Bank Audi, Raymond Audi served as President of the Association of Banks in Lebanon in 1994, and as Minister of the Displaced in the Lebanese government in 2008.

He is the recipient of several honours and awards, including, in July 2007, an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the Lebanese American University, and in October 2018, a “Doctorat Honoris Causa” from Université Saint-Joseph.