Raed Khoury

Nadine El Habbal
Born in Choueifat in 1975. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Money and Banking from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

He held the post of Minister of Economy & Trade in the government of Lebanon formed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri since December 18th, 2016. During his term he established the appropriate frameworks to set up a comprehensive economic plan for Lebanon that clearly defines Lebanon’s economic identity for the upcoming years, enhances the productive sectors in Lebanon, insures sustainable development in all Lebanese regions , and consequently diversifies and increases the size of the economy. At the beginning of 2018, the Government launched the work on the economic plan in order to achieve the set goals and objectives.

Minister Khoury enjoys an extensive and diversified banking and financial experience with a focus on Wealth Management, Investment Banking Services and Brokerage. Minister Khoury is one of the Founders of Cedrus Invest Bank and Cedrus Bank sal.

As a former director at Barclays Wealth, he was in charge of a team of Bankers covering the MENA and Gulf regions. He spent more than 7 years at Bank Audi Group where he held managerial positions in banking services covering Lebanon, Switzerland and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is married to Carole Abi Habib and has two children: Ray and Karen.