Discussing Edward Said and the rising new world with Dr. Jim Kim. Great to have a visionary at the head of the World Bank! 14-10-2018 “Delighted to spend quality time with Nobel Prize Joseph E. Stiglitz at the 100th ministerial meeting of the G24 in Bali” 11-10-2018 Attending G24 Ministers’ meeting in Washington DC. April 19, 2018 High-level technical meeting in Paris. Preparing CEDRE conference. March 26, 2018 Chairing the macroeconomic session in Brussels. March 8, 2018 Arab planning institute’s board meeting in Kuwait. January 10, 2018 At OECD, ministerial conference on good public governance. December 14, 2017 Attending Credaf meeting in Paris. Francophone tax administrations meet in the midst of EU list issue. With Director General Bruno Parent at Bercy. December 11, 2017 Chairing the Arab Planning Institute board at Bristol. July 6, 2017 آلان بفاني في ضيافة قائد الجيش جوزيف عون، ايار ٢٠١٧ Sitting between Keynes & White in the International Monetary Fund board room, a few minutes before his meeting with Mitsuhiro Furusawa, deputy Manging Director of the IMF. April 16, 2016. Alain Bifani, the head of the Lebanese delegation, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in Washington DC (World Bank boardroom), right after the pledging session for the concessional financing facility for countries affected by Syrian refugees. Lebanon and Jordan had just received $800 million available for their development agenda in 2016. April 15, 2016. Alain Bifani at the meeting for education at the World Bank boardroom in Washington DC, co-chaired by Gordon Brown, just after his intervention in which he outlined Lebanon’s response plan to the refugee crisis. April 15, 2016. With United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on April 15, 2016, at the World Bank Atrium in Washington DC, as Alain Bifani was heading the Lebanese delegation to the pledging conference. Lebanon received support for providing a global public good by hosting Syrian refugees. At Arab Deputy Finance Ministers’ meeting in Abu Dhabi with my colleagues from Kuwait and the UAE, in January 2016. In Abu Dhabi in January 2016, with Arab Monetary Fund Chairman Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Hamidy, discussing monetary issues. In Abu Dhabi with H.E. Abu Khaled, Deputy Finance Minister of the UAE, preparing the Finance Ministers summit, January 2016. With H.E. Dr. Sulayman Al-Turki, Deputy Finance Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the UAE in January 2016, discussing global financial developments. With H.E. President General Michel Aoun, the head of Change and Reform Group, at his residence in Rabyeh, December 23, 2015, discussing Lebanon’s affairs. G24 Chairman Bifani delivering his speech in Lima, 2015, in the presence of Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and G24 Finance Ministers and Governors. With World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, October, 2015 With Madame Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, October 2015 Meeting with IMF Deputy Managing Director Furusawa in Lima, on October 2015, discussing Lebanon’s economy and the impact of the Syrian war. Bank Governors and Finance Minister pose for a group photograph at the Lima Convention Center October 9, 2015 in Lima, Peru during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe With IMF Deputy Managing Director Furusawain April 2015 in Washington DC during the Spring meetings. Private discussion on Lebanon. In Bkerki, the Seat of the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch, with his Beatitude Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Rai in 2014, discussing Lebanon’s economy. With World Bank President Jim Yong Kim after a lengthy private meeting in Beirut in 2014 discussing Lebanon’s and the Middle-East’s situation and the refugee crisis. With current Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Tammam Salam, at Grand Serail in Beirut, 2014. Inter-Ministerial and multilateral agency meeting on managing the impact of Syrian refugees. At the presidential palace in Baabda, oath ceremony for the Capital Markets Authority with President Michel Sulayman, BDL Governor Riad Salameh, and CMA newly appointed board in 2013. At the presidential palace in Baabda, oath ceremony for the Capital Markets Authority with President Michel Sulayman, BDL Governor Riad Salameh, and CMA newly appointed board in 2013. In Abu Dhabi, having lunch with HRH Sheikh Mohamad bin Zayed, and Mr. Bassan Freiha, Chairman of Dar as Sayad, in 2013. With LAF Chief Commander Jean Kahwagi in Yarze, discussing the Army’s needs in 2012. Al Kebes, 19 April 2010 Conference, Balamand Presentation, 24 March 2010 With the President Väclav Klaus of the Czech Republic in Prague. Dinner and private discussion around world economics, following a speech promoting Lebanon at the Comenius conference in 2009. Avec Gilbert Ghostine, au Salon de l’Auto à Paris en 2007. With ex- Minister of Finance and then President of the Lebanese Banks Association H.E. Farid Rafael before addressing the banking community in Beirut in 2007. Private meeting with former Speaker Hussein Husseini, former PMs Salim Hoss and Omar Karami, in 2007 in downtown Beirut. With Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, at the Serail in Beirut, as Patron of Honor during the welcome ceremony of new civil servants at the General Directorate of Finance (27 August 2007). With the Minister of Finance Dimyanos Kattar in 2005, at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance for the end of term wrap-up. At presidential palace with President Emile Lahoud in 2004, with the WB delegation working with Mr. Bifani on improving the Lebanese pension system. With former Minister of Finance, Dr. Elias Saba in 2004, announcing reform measures at a press conference held in Beirut. With former PM Sanioura at G24 press conference in Washington DC in 2004. Receiving an IMF diploma from the Deputy Director of the IMF Institute after the completion of a high-level Macroeconomics and Financial Markets program in 2002. With late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri at the Grand Serail in Beirut in 2002, discussing the measures following the Paris II donors’ conference. Honored by the Italian ambassador Cassini in 2001for outstanding bilateral relations between the two nations. Very first interview with AsSafir newspaper after appointment as DG in 2000. The assumption of duty speech as Director General of the Ministry of Finance at Unesco palace on July 1st 2000. With MPs late Dr. Albert Mukhayber, and Ghassan Mukhayber, at their house in Beit Meri in 1998, holding a meeting on Lebanese politics and state of affairs. With H.E. President Michel Aoun, the former prime minister, discussing Lebanese affairs at La Haute Maison in Paris in 1988. With MP Walid Jumblat and Chairman of Banque Audi Raymond Audi at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel. DG Bifani hosting MP Jumblat to address the prestigious HEC business school French and Lebanese Alumni group. At a reception with the Prime Minister Salim el Hoss in Beirut. Press conference with Finance Minister Dr. Elias Saba and Revenue Director Walid Khatib, announcing drastic reform measures in the tax administration.
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