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Brahim Georges Najem

Farid Zeidan Street, Beirut, Lebanon

  (+961) 3789699,  [email protected]


2013 - 2014       City University London, MA Global Political Economy

                           International Finance     MicroFinance     Development Economics  

                           Economic Diplomacy       Capitalism        Development & International Politics  


2012 - 2013       Université de Lyon (Lyon II), BSc Economics Exchange Programme

                           European Policy     Communication and Negotiation      Economic Analysis

                                          Economics & Business             Economy of Social Justice  


Summer 2012    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Intensive course:

                                   The Political Economy of Public Policy – Department of Economics


2009 - 2012       Université Saint-Joseph, BSc Economics

                           Director and Editor of the official economic student magazine : ÉcoLibre

                           Macroeconomics    Microeconomics  International Finance  Public Finance

                           Math  Econometrics  Environmental Economics  International Monetary Relations 


Work Experience      


02-03/2015     CreditBank                                                                                          Beirut, Lebanon

                       Junior Account Officer  - Financing SMEs (Microfinance)


                       Responsible for soliciting financing request (Financing SMEs in access up to USD


                       Analyse and mitigate legal risk, financial risk, management risk and industrial risk of

                       the company.

                       Identify high risk clients to management and recommend in conjunction with legal

                       for exit.

                       Research, write and present credit proposals.

                       Analyse financial statements and pertinent information to determine creditworthiness.

                       Counsel SME clients with regard to their borrowing needs. 


07-08/2013      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP project)           Beirut, Lebanon

                   Macroeconomics Data Analyst: Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Economy

                   and Trade

                  Updated the statistical database with key macroeconomic indicators and trade series.

                         Researched and prepared the quarterly economic graphs and analysis.

                         Updated the Lebanese perception and ranking indicators.

                         Re-organised the economic research unit’s archives.


08/2011            CreditBank                                                                                        Beirut, Lebanon

                         Trader Internship : Treasury and Capital Markets, Dealing Room

                          Learned on ACI the financial markets association.

                          Daily follow up of the client’s position regarding trading and investments.

                          Performing daily research to evaluate the economic & market conditions & trends.

                          Trading and analysing equities, currencies, commodities on US, Europe & MENA



07/2011                                                                                     Beirut, Lebanon

                         Economics Journalist

                         Interviewed market players and wrote informative articles on current affairs.

                         Researched on background info related to stories, including company’s annual

                         reports, business operations and market report.

                         Translated articles : Arabic, French, English.


 07/2010           Société Générale Groupe                                                                  Beirut, Lebanon

                         Teller and Customer Advisor

                         Performed financial transactions.

                         Observing anti-money laundering requirements.

                         Account creating, management and customer follow up.     

Extra-Curricular activities

2009 - 2012       Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals                                Beirut, Lebanon                         


                           Marketing support on social networks.

                           Promoted work and message of the organisation among the youth by contacting  

                           and implementing workshops in schools and universities.

                           Helped the organisation at the shelter.


02-06/2011         ÉcoLibre, official student magazine of the Faculty of Economics  Beirut, Lebanon 

                           Director and Editor

                           Introduced the main subject of the issue.

                           Created directives and deadlines.

                           Published articles : “Sauvegarder le charme de Beyrouth”, “Pollution automobile à

                           Beyrouth, un danger bien réel”, “Internet a aussi sa part négative sur


Languages, IT Knowledges & Interests   

English: fluent;  French: native;  Arabic: native.

Very good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Basic knowledge of Bloomberg and Reuters trading platforms.

Interests: Ping Pong; Squash and Attending Political and Economics Debate.

Academic and professional references are available upon request.