Bassel gained considerable experience from his 18 years of trading the financial markets. His latest role as a director in a top tier investment bank in Lebanon culminates that experience as he helped set up the bank’s Fixed income trading business. Earlier in his career Bassel worked for SHUAA Capital in Dubai where he moved up the ranks from the equities execution desk to managing the company’s fixed income proprietary book. Before that, he started his career in equity sales trading in Lebanon. Bassel holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.