A moment of appreciation and endearment for the former Vice Chairman of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi
The late Dr. Osama El-Ansari
We began our journey at Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi with the hopes of building and contributing, to further enhance a homeland that houses prominent and significant individuals, who have sought to make a difference, by working hand in hand, and by setting strategies to establish a consistent position in the highest ranks. But we have only achieved what we have achieved, due to our awareness of the vital importance of teamwork, which was instilled by Dr. Osama el-Ansari in the values of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, as it was he who confirmed that the secret to the bank's success is based on a unified and efficient team work.
The tragic departure of Dr.el-Ansari brings us great sadness, as his passing is of a great loss not only at a professional and corporate level, but on a personal level as well, as Dr. el-Ansari was known for his eminent culture and notable humility and tact with everyone, as well as his eagerness to provide all his students with advice and counsel, in addition to being one of the top enthusiasts of innovative ideas and solutions in the field of finance and banking, due to his faith and full awareness of the importance of the development and modernization of the banking sector.
Dr. el-Ansari also believed in promoting human resources, and in providing it with the required energy for its development and contributing to its success, as he is noted during his interview with the Al Iktisadi magazine as saying: “I believe in relying on human resources, and in giving freedom for work and creativity, without expecting that we will achieve results with a magic wand; there is no magic wand. And in my opinion it the person who adds to his title and who seeks to entice others who are more qualified in terms of the ability and creativity” To us, the departure of Dr. Osama el-Ansari, is a loss of one of the most important and competent national visionaries in Syria and the Arab world, as we can only mention the points of his work and achievements that have left a mark on the banking and finance sector throughout his forty years of experience, which were spent mostly in Great Britain and the United States of America; but he did not forget his homeland Syria, as he returned to it during the past ten years in order to build a significant practical model in the Syrian financial sector.
He was known for his ambition, insightful vision, and hard work, which is continuing to achieve his objectives, and was called the “Spiritual Father” of the finance and banking sector. In addition, he was recognized as one of the ten experts who founded the Dubai Stock Exchange, and for his great experience in the most prominent financial corporations and in the global financial market. He presided, along with a group of experts, to establish the Syrian Stock Exchange to be in-line with the requirements of the financial market, and worked to create a sophisticated financial market.
He also held several positions, including Board Member and Vice Chairman of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, where he offered his knowledge and was a source of inspiration for all the staff, in addition to being Board Member of the Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities, , and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Syrian Air since 2009.
We cherish, and are proud to have had, the active participation of the late Dr. Osama el-Ansari as a member of the Board of Directors of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, which he provided with his vast experience, to himself bear witness the constant emergence of the bank to the top of ranks.
Dr. Osama El-Ansari, you will forever remain in our thoughts and always hold a place in our hearts.
by The Staff and members of the Board of Directors of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi