Marwan Kheireddine Recap

Marwan Kheireddine is the CEO and co-founder of BLOM BANK. He is also a thought leader in the region, a globally recognized speaker and advocate for regional economic reform, and a sought-after adviser to provincial governments.

Marwan Kheireddine earned his Doctorate in International Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut. The renowned thought leader, dubbed “The New Islamic Capitalist,” is also a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA in Finance & Operations Management.

Marwan is the author of 3 published books. His best-selling book, Way of the World: On the Geopolitics of Finance, was published in 2015 and is currently being translated into Arabic. He is also the co-author of two other books on finance and economics. His first book, World Finance, was published in 2011 and won Best Book of the Year (2013) by the American Geographical Society. His second book was released in 2013 and is a novella-length fictional story set among the labyrinthine back alleys of Beirut.


After graduating from college, Mr. Kheireddine worked as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers in New York City, where he capitalized on the opportunity to work closely with companies that were going public in the United States. Marwan is the CEO and co-founder of BLOM Bank. His team of successful professionals reaches out to governments, business leaders, and organizations to help them deal with their most pressing issues. Marwan’s team supports countries looking to improve their economies, transform their public services and increase wealth for all citizens.

Marwan Kheireddine is a very knowledgeable, experienced, and clever guy who has achieved much in the region. He is highly regarded as a business leader, while his views are sometimes misconstrued as radical. On the one hand, his thoughts on the Islamic Finance industry have many diverse parties lining up to give him accolades. On the other hand, it doesn’t appear to be an act of his own.