The 1st said he was paid to cut stones.
The 2nd replied that he used special
techniques to shape stones in an exceptional
way, and proceeded to demonstrate his skills.
The 3rd stone cutter just smiled and said:
"I build cathedrals".
In charge of the Business Intelligence and leading the Market Monitoring as well as the Financial Advisory Programs, I have joined Bankdata in November 2010, driven by challenge and entrepreneurship stimuli and boosted by the overruling principle that data and technology are inseparable.
After a 7-year intense experience in the banking sector and a 3-year international experience in top multinational corporations specialized in audit, consumer related services or mass consumer products, it became a thrilling evidence to join this deep-rooted yet start-up spirit company where I could avidly put into practice my expertise in the business intelligence field, from R&D, product/system development, budgeting and planning, quantitative and financial modeling, to CRM and market intelligence areas.
I hold a bachelor degree in Economics from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, and post-graduated from HEC School of Management, Paris, with a 1st year emphasis in Finance and a 2nd year major in Marketing.
My greatest challenge in the company is to continuously use the power of technology to develop innovative trends and services and build knowledge-based systems that will drastically improve our customers’ vision of data and analysis, in a simple yet not simpler sort of way.
On another front, I received a Morpho-psychology certificate and during my free time, I enjoy painting, ballet and hiking, always linking stamina to creativity!
Ghassan Farah oversees the business development strategy and operations within Bankdata in four key areas- planning and designing customers’ requirements, market strategy, partnerships and interactions, and implementation.
He has a pragmatic and progressive approach to business. His love of good ideas is tempered by his passion for technology and finance, which led him in 2011 to return to Beirut and work with Bankdata.
Ghassan has a Master’s in Business Management from Saint-Joseph University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Management from McGill University and 15 years of working knowledge and experience for top tier international companies such as Rogers Communications and Desjardins Bank in Canada, Gulf States and MENA.
His vision for the future of Bankdata includes positioning the company as a leading information provider in the Middle East and the World.
Prior to Bankdata, I have gathered a vast wealth of knowledge in finance and equity analysis, working for international companies that have proved invaluable in creating the experience I have today.
At Bankdata Financial Services, I continue to be relentlessly focused on delivering high impact results with my expert techniques managing the GCC financial market. With a multi-talented team at Bankdata we combine our forces to create and develop innovative products catering for the financial sector.
I’ve graduated from the Lebanese American University in Finance and Economics. In addition to finance and capital markets, I am passionate about football, photography, and international affairs.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St Joseph University in Lebanon, I have started my career as an accountant in a shipping company established in Beirut.
I then joined Bankdata in 2001, as an Assistant Product Manager, supporting in various missions linked to the company’s financial publications. Moving my career into the finance world helped me improve my organizational skills and ability to work with a high degree of attention to details.
Today, after a 12-year experience in this field, my contribution in different daily tasks and newly launched projects has reached a very professionnal level and will always continue to expand due to our open windowed job.
I proactively support the research activity, ensuring the data consistency and regularity.
On another front, what I like the most about my job is the interactivity with my colleagues, always driven by a sense of dedication and high morality.
Started my career as bookkeeper and then joined Bankdata Financial Services in April 1994.
I’ve earned all my knowledge and experience in administration, finance and production from almost 19 years in this company.
It’s been now more than 10 years that I’m fully in charge of the production of the annual publication “Bilanbanques” and the quarterly “Alpha” reports. So I’ve gained an extensive institutional knowledge and expertise in financial statements & ratio analysis and have multi-faceted management abilities and a thorough understanding of banks financial statements and KPIs.
My major strengths include leadership, competency, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environment and a clear vision to accomplish the company vision.
I got my bachelor degree in Business administration and a master in Marketing from Saint Joseph University - Huvelin.