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Raya Haffar Al Hassan

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President  Michel Suleiman
Religion  Islam
Prime Minister  Saad Hariri
Name  Raya Al
Preceded by  Mohamad Chatah
Succeeded by  Mohammad Safadi

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Alma mater  George Washington University
Education  George Washington University

Political party  March 14 Alliance

H e raya haffar al hassan

Raya Haffar Al Hassan (born January 1967) was the Lebanese finance minister, the first woman to be appointed to such a senior post in Lebanon. Along with minister without portfolio Mona Ofeich, Hassan was one of two women appointed in the November 2009 cabinet of Saad Hariri.


Early life and education

Hassan was born in January 1967 into a Sunni family. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut in June 1987. Next, she obtained a MBA degree at George Washington University in 1990.


Hassan is a member of the March 14 Alliance and an ally of Saad Hariri. Prior to her appointment as finance minister, she had worked administrating programmes in Lebanon under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. She was also a member of the Office of the Prime Minister, leading different projects. She was appointed minister of finance on 9 November 2009, replacing Mohamad Chatah in the post. Her tenure ended in 2011. She was replaced by Mohammad Safadi in the post.

Personal life

Al Hassan is married to Janah Al Hassan. She has three children.


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