The Secretariat General of HCP consists of professionals and administrative staff, who are committed to achieving the highest levels of excellence and professionalism and serve as a true example of integrity in civil service.

Secretary General

Ziad Hayek

Following a transparent selection process, Mr. Ziad Hayek was appointed Secretary General in June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Hayek was Chief Executive of Lonbridge Associates Ltd. (London), a telecom and technology investment banking boutique. Positions held previously include: Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co. (New York and London); President of Indosuez Mexico, S.A. (Mexico City); Vice President of Salomon Brothers (New York); and Vice President of Citibank (New York), where he was Head of the International Corporate Finance Division’s Securitization Department, after having been Acting Regional Treasurer for West Africa and a foreign exchange and derivatives trader in Bahrain.  Mr. Hayek has an MA in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas and has studied business administration at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico) and speaks 11 languages.  He serves and has served on a number of corporate boards in the US, Mexico, Switzerland and Lebanon.
Mr. Hayek can be reached at zhayek@hcp.gov.lb

PROFESSIONALS

Diala Chaar

Diala Chaar

Project Manager

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Ms. Chaar has been working as a financial expert at the High Council for Privatization (HCP) since November 2006. She has led many restructuring projects in the telecom and power sectors. Moreover, she has been involved in all efforts made by the HCP for over 9 years to pass the draft Public Private Partnership (PPP) Law, such as drafting the law and lobbying for it, and participating in PPP conferences to promote PPPs. Prior to joining the High Council for Privatization, Ms. Chaar worked for 10 years in the banking and telecom sectors. Since 2015, Ms. Chaar has been actively contributing to the work of the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to develop international standards for women empowerment through Public Private Partnerships. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.
Ms. Chaar can be reached at dchaar@hcp.gov.lb

Maya Chamli, CFA

Maya Chamli, CFA

Project Manager

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Ms. Chamli joined the team of the HCP since its inception in 2002. In her initial capacity as research analyst, she covered the power sector and acted as a liaison for the privatization of the national power company. Since 2006, as the Council’s economic expert, she has been tasked to lead and manage several tender processes for infrastructure projects, mainly related to the privatization of the mobile telecommunications sector and to increasing the power generation on an IPP basis. Ms. Chamli has been involved in the lobbying efforts to enact the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Law. Since May 2015, Ms. Chamli has been chairing the project team formed by the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to develop international standards for Public Private Partnerships in water supply and sanitation. She holds a Bachelor and Masters of Arts in Economics from the American University of Beirut and she is a CFA charterholder.
Ms. Chamli can be reached at mchamli@hcp.gov.lb

Tarek Dandashli

Tarek Dandashli

Legal Expert

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Mr. Dandashli joined the team of the HCP in 2003 as the legal expert. He supports the team in all legal matters related to private sector participation transactions. He extensively contributed to the initial draft PPP law in 2007 and continues to be a reference in all legal aspects related to partnership with the private sector. Since 2015, Me. Dandashli has been a member of the project team formed by the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to develop international standards for zero tolerance to corruption in Public Private Partnerships. He holds an LLM degree from the University of Glamorgan, UK and is a member of the Beirut bar association since 1997 and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2001.
Me. dandashli can be reached at tdandashli@hcp.gov.lb

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Bassem El Hage

Bassem El Hage

Media Coordinator

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Bassem joined the HCP team in 2008, following a journalism career which started in 1986 and led him through various Lebanese and regional newspapers and media agencies such as Annahar, Al-Hayat and AFP among others. Bassem is HCP’s interface with local and international media and is in charge of covering events and drafting press releases when needed.

Abir Jrab

Abir Jrab

Administrative Assistant

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Abir joined the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in 2005 to assist the committee working on reforming Lebanon’s electoral law. Since 2008, she has assisted the HCP in her capacity of administrative assistant and is in charge of managing the office’s daily operations, including handling all correspondence, arranging appointments and travel and managing conferences and workshops.

INHOUSE CONSULTANTS

The HCP relies on civil servants on a part-time basis to assist in accounting and auditing tasks, as part of the Council’s daily operations.
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