Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission

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Counsellor,
Deputy Chief of Mission
Marwan Francis




Curriculum Vitae


Place and date of birth: Baksmaya, Lebanon, 2 April 1976
Marital Status: Married

Education:

University Studies:

- Bachelor in Business Administration, American University of Beirut (1997).
- Masters in Business Administration, École supérieure des Affaires de Beyrouth (2000), thesis on the Free Trade Agreement between Lebanon and Syria.
- Masters in International Security & Diplomacy, University of East Anglia, London Academy of Diplomacy (2013), thesis on Oil and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Languages:
- Arabic
- English
- French.

Professional Experience:

Current Post:

- Counsellor, Embassy of Lebanon to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in London (since February 2018).

Previous Posts:

- Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations, in New York (2015- 2018).
- First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Central Administration in Beirut – Archives, Head of Consular Section, Protocol (2012-2015).
- First Secretary, Embassy of Lebanon to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in London (2009-2012).
- Second Secretary, Embassy of Lebanon to the United States of America, in Washington D.C. (2005-2009).
- Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Central Administration, in Beirut  on rotation (2003-2005).

Prior to Joining the Foreign Service:

- BLOM Bank S.A.L., Beirut, Lebanon – International Department (2000-2003).
- National Bank of Kuwait, Beirut, Lebanon – Corporate Banking (1998-1999).
- Deloitte & Touche, Saba & Co., Kuwait City, Kuwait – Auditing (1997).

Missions:

- Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Lebanon to Qatar, in Doha (2015).
- Member of the Lebanese delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil to Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela (2015).
- Member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants’ Committee on Oil and Gas Headed by the Legal Counsellor Ambassador Saad Zakhia (2014-2015).
- Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Lebanon to Mexico, in Mexico D.F. (2014).
- Represented the Ministry in the meetings of the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission (LAEC) on combatting Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats.

Conferences, meetings, panel discussions and workshops:

- Member of the Lebanese delegation to United Nations General Assembly in its 70th and 71st Sessions (2015-2017).
- Attending and participating in multiple meetings and panel discussions related to the work of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York at the General Assembly, the Security Council, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Budgetary and Administrative Committee (Fifth Committee).
- Attending and participating in multiple meetings and panel discussions related to the work of Lebanese Embassy in London in different venues and think tanks, including “Chatham House”, the “Global Security Forum”, the “International Institute for Strategic Studies” and the “Liberal Club”.
- Member of the organizing committee of the Francophonie Festival that was held in Trafalgar square in London (2011).
- Organized with the collaboration of the Middle East Association (MEA) a conference on the prospects of trade and investment cooperation between Lebanon and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010).
- President of the Young Diplomats in London (2010-2011), organizing with an elected committee of diplomats several charity and gala luncheons and dinners, meetings and conferences.
- Attending and participating in multiple meetings and panel discussions related to the work of Lebanese Embassy in Washington D.C. in different venues and think tanks, including the “Heritage Foundation”, the “Carnegie Institute” and the “Washington Institute for Near East Studies”.

Letters of Appreciation:

- Letter of Appreciation from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations Ambassador Nawaf Salam, upon his election as Judge in the International Court of Justice, for successfully managing his election campaign (2017).
- Letter of Appreciation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Fawzi Salloukh (2008).
- Young Diplomat of the Year Award in London (2011).





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