Freddie C. Baz
Group Strategy Director

Age: 66 – Lebanon
Director since March 1996
Term expires at the 2022 Annual General Assembly of shareholders
  • Executive Director
  • Deputy Chairman of the Group Executive Committee
  • Member of the Group Risk Committee
  • Member of the Compliance/AML/CFT Board Committee
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee
Freddie Baz is the Vice-Chairman of the Board and the Group Strategy Director. He joined the Bank in 1991 as Advisor to the Chairman and founded the Secretariat for Planning and Development at the Bank. As Group Strategy Director, he is now responsible for the development of the Group strategy and for its oversight and communication, internally and externally. In addition to his duties as Group Strategy Director, Freddie Baz held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2015, with overall authority over the finance and accounting, MIS and budgeting functions throughout the Group. In March 2015, he decided, jointly with the Group CEO, to hand over his Group CFO responsibilities to his deputy, in conclusion of five years of cooperation and of common efforts to achieve that objective.

In June 2015, Freddie Baz was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Audi sal and Bank Audi’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Association of Banks in Lebanon. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Audi France sa, a fully owned subsidiary of Bank Audi, and a member of the Board of Directors of several affiliates of Bank Audi. Furthermore, he is the General Manager of Bankdata Financial Services WLL which publishes Bilanbanques, the only reference in Lebanon that provides an extensive structural analysis of all banks located in Lebanon, in addition to other specialised periodicals and reports.

Freddie Baz holds a State PhD degree in Economics from the University of Paris I (Panthéon – Sorbonne).