Karyl Akilian

Karyl played a fundamental role in developing, implementing and overseeing the execution of the strategy and marketing plans for We Initiative, the Women Empowerment program launched in 2012 by BLC Bank, which she now supervises. Since 2012, she has been a speaker in numerous international conferences (Dubai, Tanzania, Mexico, Colombia, China, Jordan…), has trained more than a dozen banks around the globe on how to develop a Women’s Market Program in addition to volunteer mentoring of regional and global banks in their journeys to developing their own women’s programs. In 2016, she was selected one of the Global Banking Alliance For Women network’s “all-star instructors” and further trained an additional 15 global banks on developing their women’s market programs. In 2015, she was elected board member of the Lebanese League for Women in Business due to her active role in the women empowerment scene, where she holds the function of Treasurer.

She serves as the Head of Brand Management at BLC Bank entrusted with the responsibility of leading the strategic planning process for the Bank's brands to build the brand equity. In 2016, she was the recipient of the AUB Computer Science Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.

Karyl joined BLC Bank in 2006, and was heading the Product Development, which due to her leadership and vision developed pioneering products & services contributing to the positioning of the Bank as a major player in the market.

She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA with emphasis in Marketing from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.