We believe Lebanon to be a country best defined by a global community of more than 16 million people spread over 6 continents. Beginning with Finance, a discipline anchored in our history, our vision is to create a shared platform that transcends borders and affiliations, encouraging all Lebanese around the world to support each other, nurture the upcoming generations, drive positive change and promote cross border equity for our nation.
Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) is a worldwide membership organisation of Lebanese financiers based in the diaspora and is funded by its members' fees, by individual donors as well as by the country's major banks.
Established in 2009, it enables Lebanese finance executives worldwide to:
Connect via networking events and business introductions
Nurture the next generation of Lebanese finance executives through education, mentoring and coaching
Promote economic growth and job creation both in Lebanon and in the diaspora
LIFE currently boasts over 850 members globally with chapters in Australia, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Montreal, New York, Paris and Singapore and has a senior committee in Beirut.
LIFE organises events monthly in all of its chapters and two major events every 18 months, the LIFE Senior Leadership Offsite and the Gala dinner. The latest Gala dinner took place on May 12th, 2016 in London. On that occasion LIFE members and guests raised over $ 1M towards LIFE Nurture programmes.
LIFE Generation is the charity arm of LIFE, it is registered in Lebanon, France, the UK, the US and Switzerland and is funded by large institutional donations, by a breadth of individual donations and by its Gala dinners.
For further information, please feel free to read LIFE's presentation or to browse throughout our website.