Youssef El Khalil is the Minister of Finance of Lebanon since September, 2021.
He joined the Lebanese Central Bank as an Economist in 1982. His most recent appointment was as Executive Director of the Bank’s Financial Operations Department.
He joined AUB as a part-time Lecturer in Economics in 1989. His main emphasis has been on Development Studies, the Economics of growth, Managerial Economics and Economic History.

In parallel to his professional and academic career, Youssef El Khalil is the co-founder and president of the Association for the Development of Rural Capacities (ADR) where he has contributed to the design and implementation of projects pertaining to low-income housing, microfinance, vocational training and agricultural development.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University d’Auvergne, the Center of Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI) in France, an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, and a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB).