Ziad Alexandre


Rue Rothschild 22


Professional Experience

Hayek has 40 years of experience in investment banking, international finance, corporate strategy, corporate governance, public policy, emerging markets, economic development, and government relations. He has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, and Latin America. In 2019, he was nominated to be President of the World Bank.

Hayek is currently President of the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals, Vice Chair of the United Nations Working Party on PPP, Member of the Board of Trustees of USEK, Member of the Board of Directors of BBAC Bank, Member of the Investment Committee of YMCA World Alliance, and Chairman of FarmFedLand Corporation.

Previously, he was Secretary General of Lebanon’s High Council for Privatization and PPP, CEO of Lonbridge Associates in London, Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns in London and New York, President of Indosuez Mexico, Vice President of Salomon Brothers, and Vice President of Citibank, where he headed International Securitization.

Hayek has worked extensively with UN entities, the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, and EIB. He was a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Consultant to the Reagan Administration’s Enterprise Program, and liaison with the Arab League.

He is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded, managed, and exited three ventures. He is also a frequent mentor who believes in youth empowerment, and an enthusiast of science and digital technology.


The University of Texas at Dallas.  USA. 1980
M.A. in International Management

The University of Houston.  USA.  1979
B.B.A. magna cum laude in Marketing and Finance

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.  Mexico. 1977
Estudios en Administración de Empresas

Collège Mariste Champville.  Lebanon. 1976
Baccalauréat, Sciences Expérimentales

Harvard Kennedy School. USA. 2010
Executive Program: The Middle East in a Changing World

UK Financial Conduct Authority, UK. 2003
CEO of a Financial Institution.
Certifications: CF1, CF3, CF8, CF10, CF21 and CF23 https://register.fca.org.uk/ShPo_IndividualDetailsPage?id=003b000000LUN6AAAX