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Mr. Elias Kassis

Assistant Vice President for Finance – Operations

Mr. Elias G. Kassis was appointed to his current position in October 2016. As Vice President for Finance – Operations, he is responsible for the management of the university’s Business Offices and related operations, covering all financial and accounting functions as well as relations with banks and other third parties.

Mr. Kassis has been with LAU since 2001, when he joined the Byblos campus as its comptroller. At the turn of the decade he served for four years as Chief Financial Officer at LAUMC. In 2014 he returned to LAU as Executive Director of Budgets.

His career in finance and accounting began in 1980 with Procter & Gamble in the Gulf. In 1993 he returned to Lebanon to serve as senior consultant with Near East Consulting Group, a leading consulting firm in Lebanon, and as finance manager with Bankers Assurance Company as of 1997.

He holds a licence in business administration from Saint Joseph University (Lebanon, 1980) as well as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.


Mr. Elias G. Kassis
Assistant Vice President for Finance - Operations
Lebanese American University
Tel: +961-1-786456, Ext. 1410