Lamia Moubayed Bissat heads the “Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan” at the Lebanese ministry of Finance and teaches public management at the Institute of Political Studies of the Université Saint Joseph, Beirut. The Institute is a center of excellence in the MENA region contributing to capacity development in public financial management and supporting policy decisions with reliable and independent research.

Ms. Moubayed has more than 20 years multidisciplinary experience within national and international institutions. Her contribution to capacity development, human capital formation, and institutional reform in Lebanon and the MENA region won her recognition.
She has been nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General to serve on the Committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA) for a four year term beginning January 2018. She is also a member of the boardof the “International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
Ms Moubayed is a fervent supporter of South-South cooperation for development. She contributed to founding the GIFT-MENA network of civil service training schools in the Middle East and North Africa which she currently presides. She is also a founding member of the MENAPAR network of Researcher in public administration.
Ms Moubayed authored and contributed to more than 41 publications including reports, manuals and citizen guides and founded the semi-peer reviewed journal “Assadissa”-Journal of Public Finance and State Building.

Ms. Moubayed was awarded many honors including the highest French distinction of “Légion d’Honneur” (2015) and the prestigious “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (2004) for her significant contributions to the development of cooperation ties between France, Lebanon and the MENA region, and her relentless work to advance the values of State building, good Governance and the rule of law.

She is a fervent supporter of women talents and has put forth her commitment at many occasions. She is a strong believer in the changing force of a financially informed and empowered young generation.