François Bassil knows that investing in young people brings great social rewards.
A veteran banker, Bassil chairs one of Lebanon’s foremost banks, Byblos Bank SAL, and is president of the Association of Banks in Lebanon.
He is one of LAU’s most loyal supporters, with a relationship dating back more than 25 years, when he generously established Bassil Hall at the Byblos campus. In line with his commitment to education, Bassil continues to lend his support and expertise in a number of ways. Byblos Bank has established several student scholarships, sponsored special events and made gifts to the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Pharmacy and a number of LAU Institutes.
In recognition of his tireless service, Bassil was appointed to LAU’s Board of International Advisors of LAU in 2007 and received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in 2008.