Yesterday, LibanPost released a series of stamps in honor of Riad Salameh’s longstanding work as head of the Central Bank of Lebanon (CBL). The CBL has played an important role in preserving the stability of the country’s economy, and, in 2006, Salameh was awarded by Euromoney for being the Best Central Bank Governor In The World.
Organized under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, himself represented by Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, the event was held at the Banque Du Liban Museum in Hamra, with the presence of LibanPost CEO Khalil Daoud, Vice-Governor Saad Andari, and numerous invitees, including government officials, bankers, and business leaders. Daoud spoke at the event, saying that: “For the last 25 years, the Governor’s focus was and still is Lebanon’s financial stability, the support of SMEs and the liberal professions, the productive economy and all kind of initiatives targeting challenges.
Salameh’s excellence has been remarkable and he succeeded in his missions through working discreetly, with humility, armed with an extraordinarily strong will and a great ability to plan and achieve”. He concluded by saying that: “During difficult times, you have always been the synonym of the needed stability for Lebanon, and here you are as always, showing the way that leads the country towards more security”.
When Jarrah spoke, he emphasized Salameh’s role in the country, claiming that if it were not for him, Lebanon would have not been able to overcome the challenges it faced, such as the impact local and international crisis had on the country and the world. He instated confidence in Lebanon’s currency, despite financial and monetary complications.
Salameh received a commemorative plaque engraved with the stamp, and expressed his gratitude for this honoring reception. The release of this stamp is the latest in a series of initiatives by LibanPost to honor Lebanese culture and promote the work of its most outstanding citizens. LibanPost also dedicated another stamp to honor the successful career of Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.