With more than thirty years of experience in international banking and finance, Mr. Lazaar has firmly established Swicorp’s reputation as an innovative provider of business solutions. Before founding Swicorp in 1987, Mr. Lazaar was Vice President of Citibank in North Africa and Europe, and was part of the Citibank team that founded the Saudi-American Bank (Samba) in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Lazaar holds an MBA from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Tunis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tunis.
Mr. Lazaar is a philanthropist, an avid collector of contemporary Arab art and an advocate in the promotion of Arab art and culture through the Kamel Lazaar Foundation (www.kamellazaarfoundation.org). The Foundation initiated and supports Ibraaz (www.ibraaz.org), the leading on-line visual arts magazine in the region, and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation Projects, which supports artists in the research and production of their works. Mr. Lazaar is also the founder of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), a think tank whose objective is the economic integration of the Maghreb countries.