Ahmad Ibrahim Safa

Mr. Safa started his professional career in 1981 and became a Senior Auditor with Deloitte and Touche in 1985.

His professional contribution, competence and commitment attracted the attention of the banking industry.  He held the position of Head of  Internal Audit at the Saudi Lebanese Bank and was promoted to Deputy General Manager. Subsequently, he became the Deputy General  Manager of Beirut Riyadh Bank. Upon the absorption of the latter with another bank he assumed the  positions of Deputy General Manager  with Jammal Trust Bank and later with the Lebanese Canadian Bank.

In March 2010 Mr. Safa was appointed Executive Board Member of the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon (BCCL) which supervises and monitors the performance of Banks, Financial Institutions, Exchange Institutions and Leasing Companies. His performance and sound judgment led to his reappointment for a further 5 years term to the Commission in March 2015.

In addition to his regular duties at the Commission, Mr. Safa represents the BCCL at the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi and is a member of the Financial Inclusion and the Financial Stability Committee of the Fund. He also represents Lebanon in Basel Consultative Group.

He was the Representative of the Association of Banks in Lebanon at the High Council of Accountancy at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance 1993 through 2010.


Mr. Safa holds the following degrees from Texas A & M University in the U.S.A  (formerly East Texas State University ).

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (with Academic distinction) in Accounting 1980
  • Master of Business Administration in Oil and Gas Accounting 1981.
  • He also attended a number of Executive programs  including  Harvard Business School – Executive Education : “Making Corporate Boards more  effective” November 2010.