Lebanese Man Heads International Bank of Qatar in Syria

The International Bank of Qatar (ibq) has chosen Lebanon's Walid Abdel Nour as its director-general in Syria, An Nahar newspaper reported Monday.

It said Abdel Nour was Byblos Bank's director in Syria before accepting his new post. He was chosen among several top Arab and foreign bankers, An Nahar said.

A source at ibq told the daily that Abdel Nour will start his mission within days.

"Yes, I will start working at the bank's new headquarters at al-Abbasiyyeen square in Damascus," the man confirmed to An Nahar.