Mrs. Alia Abbas is currently the General Director of Economy and Trade at the Ministry of Economy since May 2014. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Abbas was Head of Expenditures Directorate at the Ministry of Finance, holding this position from 1999 till her appointment to the Ministry of Economy and Trade in May 2014.
Ms. Abbas holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese University in French Literature in 1980, while completing another Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the Lebanese University in 1999. Ms. Abbas completed her MBA in 2004, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Business Administration at the Lebanese University.
Prior to serving in her current role as General Director of the Ministry of Economy, she held the position of Head of Expenditures Directorate at the Ministry of Finance, Financial Advisor, and Member of the High Audit Committee. She also served as Ministry of Finance Representative and Head of Indirect Taxes Bureau.