Raya Haffar Al-Hassan
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Raya Haffar Al-Hassan

Raya El Hassan ( Haffar, Arabic: ? ‎; born January 1967) is a Lebanese politician who is the Minister of Interior and Municipalities, and former finance minister. She is the first woman in Lebanon to be appointed in such posts in the government.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

El Hassan was born in January 1967 into a Sunni family.[4][5] She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut in June 1987.[4][6] She then obtained a Master of Business Administration in finance in investments from George Washington University in 1990.[7]

Career

Early in her career, El Hassan worked with Méditerranée Investors Group.[8]

She then served as an advisor to the Minister of Economy and Trade and later worked as a member of the Office of the Prime Minister, leading different projects and supervising expenditure management reforms.[7][9] Subsequently, El Hassan also worked on reforms, elaborating economic and social reform agendas, for the Prime Minister's office.[9]

Prior to her appointment as finance minister, she also worked on other administrating programmes under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank.[7]

Minister of Finance

El Hassan was appointed minister of finance on 9 November 2009, replacing Mohamad Chatah in the post.[10][11] Her tenure ended in 2011.[5] She was succeeded by Mohammad Safadi.[12]

Minister of Interior And Municipalities

El Hassan was appointed minister of interior and municipalities on 31 January 2019, replacing Nohad Machnouk in the post.[13]

Additional affiliations and memberships

El Hassan is a member of the March 14 Alliance and an ally of Saad Hariri.[14][10] In 2016, she served on the advisory board of the Arab Human Develoment Reports.[15] El Hassan is a member of the board of directors at MedInvestment Bank (BankMed), where she also serves on the audit committee.[16][17]

El Hassan is the chairman and general manager of the Tripoli Special Economic Zone (TSEZ).[18][19]

Personal life

She is married to Janah El Hassan.[4] She has three children.[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Special Spot". The Business Year. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Le portefeuille des Finances libanaises passe en mains féminines". Tribune de Geneve (in French). 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Raya Haffar AL Hassan" (PDF). Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "The Republic of Lebanon". Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Reunion News". The American University of Beirut. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Speakers". Economist Conferences. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "GW Magazine". www2.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ a b "About RHU -Rafik Hariri University". www.rhu.edu.lb. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Lebanon rivals form unity government". The Arab American News. Beirut. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Lebanon's Hariri forms unity govt with Hezbollah". Reuters. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "The Cabinet". Embassy of Lebanon Washington DC. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ JDD, Le. "Liban : une femme devient ministre de l'Intérieur". lejdd.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Moubayed, Sami (11 November 2009). "Hezbollah back in the Lebanon fray". Asia Times.
  15. ^ "Arab Human Development Reports: Report 2016" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Bankmed". www.bankmed.com.lb. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "BankMed: BankMed Annual Report 2013" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Special Spot". The Business Year. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Mum defies Lebanese banking tradition". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 December 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohamad Chatah
Minister of Finance
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Mohammad Safadi

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