Ziad Hayek was appointed Secretary General of Lebanon’s Higher Council for Privatization by the Council of Ministers in June 2006. Prior to that, Hayek was Chief Executive of Lonbridge Associates Ltd. (London), a telecoms and technology investment banking firm. Other positions he has held include: Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co., President of Indosuez Mexico, S.A., Vice-President of Salomon Brothers, and Vice-President of Citibank in New York. Hayek has an MA in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas and has studied business administration at the Instituto Tecnol√≥gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico. He has served on a number of corporate boards in the US, Mexico, Switzerland, and Lebanon. Hayek speaks 11 languages.