Given Alain Bifani’s international experience and impressive network of politicians, civil servants and private sector CEOs, Bifani has become the government’s point man in collaborating with international institutions, bilateral and multilateral agencies (the World Bank Group, the IMF, the European Union, EIB, AFD, JICA, AIIB, all Arab funds), sovereign wealth funds (Kuwait, Qatar, and Norway), and the private sector. He is Lebanon’s alternate governor to the World Bank and an appointed expert at the IMF. He has been the main international financial institutions’ counterpart for policy dialogue and surveillance since 2000.
Earlier in his career, he worked at Arthur Andersen in Paris, auditing banks in France and consulting for the housing sector needs in post-war countries. He was then appointed Corporate Officer and Treasury and Correspondent Banking Manager at ABN AMRO Bank Lebanon and Dubai.