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CATEGORY: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Kafalat s.a.l. - Deputy General Manager

Ms. Yolla Sarieddine is the Deputy General Manager at Kafalat. She is responsible for managing and running daily operations. She represents Kafalat in negotiation and cooperation with international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the EBRD, and the EU.

Ms. Sarieddine is the liaison officer of the MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency), a member of the World Bank Group, and the coordination officer with the European Union (EU) team in Lebanon. Her study on “Challenges in Implementing Pillar 1 of Basel II to Islamic Banks” was published by the Journal of Banking Regulation in the UK and as a chapter in Islamic Financing book published by Macmillan NY.

She is a lecturer at the Center of Banking Studies at USJ. Prior to joining Kafalat in 2003, Ms. Sarieddine worked in the Corporate Credit department of couple of privately held Lebanese commercial banks for seven years. She holds a BA in Social Studies and an MBA from LAU. In 2009 she completed an executive course at Harvard Kennedy School on the role of Financial Institutions in Private Enterprise Development.