The Six Degrees of… Riad Salameh
The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank has garnered international acclaim for his accomplishments in economics. But can you guess how he’s linked to Kate Winslet?
May 5, 2010 5:03 by shafeer
Riad Salameh is the celebrated governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank. He is widely credited with charting a careful course for Lebanese fiscal policy during a 17-year tenure that has witnessed years of extraordinary upheaval – including political assassinations, war, and a complex system of sectarian politics. Salameh’s far-sighted monetary policy has garnered international recognition for contributing to economic stability in a politically turbulent Lebanon.
Born in Antelias, Lebanon in 1950, Salameh is charged with preserving and maintaining stability of the Lebanese currency, in order to ensure social and economic vibrancy.
He was honored in 2006 as the Best Central Bank Governor in the world, and received a Euromoney award for his fiscal guidance during the Israel-Hizbullah conflict.
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