Elie Safar joined NDU on May 2, 2018 with over 20 years of experience in managerial accounting, internal audit, and corporate governance. He gained his experience while working with the American University of Beirut (AUB) as Assistant Director of Internal Audit, at the Lebanese American University (LAU) as Director of Internal Audit, and at Sakr Power Systems (SPG) as Group Head of Internal Audit.
Safar is an internal audit coach, advisor, and motivational speaker, has co-founded the Institute of Internal Auditors in Lebanon and was elected President for several terms.
He graduated from AUB with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business Administration (BBA) and (MBA); he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New Hampshire, USA, a licensed CPA in the Lebanese Association of CPAs (LACPA), and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
He received the “Lifetime Achievement Award 2010” granted by The Institute of Internal Auditors – UAE, at the 11th Annual Gulf Audit Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.