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Kamel Lazaar Foundation

Geneva,

Switzerland

Company Description

The Kamel Lazaar Foundation offers its unequivocal support to the National Museum of Bardo, Tunis, and denounces the act of terrorism that targeted it on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. This letter is published here in English, French, and Arabic. ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Dabbagh Group

Chairman

Swicorp Limited

Affiliations

Founder
Maghreb Economic Forum

Board Member
Creative Energy Resources Corporation

Founder
Saudi American Bank

Vice President
Citibank

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Economics

University of Tunis

MBA

Institut Supérieur de Gestion

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Kamel Lazaar Chairman of the Board
Mr. Kamel Lazaar founded Swicorp in 1987 and serves as its Chairman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Swicorp. Mr. Lazaar has firmly established Swicorp's reputation as an innovative provider of business solutions. Before founding Swicorp, he served as Vice President of Citibank in North Africa and Europe and was part of the Citibank team that founded the Saudi-American Bank (Samba) in Saudi Arabia. He is a philanthropist and is president of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation; that promotes cultural initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East and has become a lighthouse in supporting art in the Arab world. He founded MEF in 2011 with a strong will of being a driver of economic development in Tunisia. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Tunis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tunis.


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Kamel Lazaar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Swicorp
Chairman of the Lazaar Foundation for the promotion of regional arts and thought leadership, he is the Chairman and CEO of Swicorp , a leading provider of financial services and one of the largest private equity firms in the region. Swicorp's private equity activity comprises three private equity vehicles, with investor commitments totaling nearly US$ 1.4 billion, which include Swicorp Joussour and Intaj Capital. Swicorp maintains offices in Switzerland, Tunisia, Saudia Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Before founding Swicorp in 1987, Mr Lazaar was Vice-President at Citibank in North Africa and Saudi Arabia, and on the founding team of the Saudi-American Bank (Samba). Mr Lazaar holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Tunis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tunis.


Board and Advisers - Global Business School Network

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Kamel Lazaar Kamel Lazaar

Founder & Chairman
Swicorp Tunisia
Read Bio Kamel Lazaar is the founder and Chairman of Swicorp, an investment-baking firm active in the MENA region. With more than 30 years of experience in international banking and finance, he has firmly established Swicorp’s reputation as an innovative provider of business solutions and developed Swicorp into a unique investment banking firm active in the MENA region with focus on financial endeavors (financial engineering, privatizations, mergers & acquisitions, project financing and related investment banking activities) and one of the largest private equity firms in the region.
Before founding Swicorp in 1987, Lazaar was Viceâ€�President at Citibank in North Africa and Saudi Arabia, and was part of the Citibank team that founded the Saudiâ€�American Bank (Samba) in Saudi Arabia. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Tunis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tunis.
Kamel is a philanthropist, collector of contemporary Arab art and a very active advocate of the promotion of Arab art and culture through the Kamel Lazaar Foundation. He is the initiator of the largest visual art magazine in the region, Ibraaz, as well as the founder of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), a think tank whose objective is the economic integration of the Maghreb countries.


History | Kamel Lazaar Foundation

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In the words of its founder and chairman, Mr Kamel Lazaar, the Foundation supports multiple 'small actions' with the ambition of creating a sustainable and critically aware level of research and discussion about art practices in the Maghreb and their global contexts.

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Read this recent interview with Mr Kamel Lazaar, chairman of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, for a fuller account of its history.
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Mr Lazaar starts collecting artists from the Maghreb Region and supporting local community-based art practices.
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Kamel Lazaar and his daughter Lina Lazaar Jameel in the Medina, Tunis, 2010.


Kamel Lazaar in conversation ...

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Kamel Lazaar in conversation with Anthony Downey

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The following interview took place in London in September 2012, in which Kamel Lazaar, the Foundation's chairman, discusses the origins, aims and ambitions for the Foundation with Anthony Downey.

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