Marie-Michelle Jalkh

Head of Legal

Marie Michèle joined MEVP in 2022.

With a legal career spanning over 20 years in international financial institutions,in Europe and Middle East, Marie-Michèle’s experience is one of diversity,leadership and knowledge. She is a member of the Beirut Bar Association. Shestarted her career in France and worked at Société Générale and at Amundi (oneof the largest Fund Manager worldwide), where she overlooked the internationalentities and was in charge of drafting and negotiating deals with leadingsovereign entities and banks in the Middle East. In 2010, she relocated toLebanon and joined Bank Audi, working directly with the Senior Executives ofthe bank and reporting to the Group Chief Legal Counsel. She was in charge ofthe M&A and cross-border transactions of the Audi Group, the Capital Marketsunits across the group and oversaw legal departments of the group’ssubsidiaries. Under her leadership, the Bank has successfully incorporated anentity in Turkey scoring the first banking license granted to a foreign entityin ten years. Most recently, she was handling Bank Audi’s divestiture fromEgypt, Jordan, Iraq and Syria. Moreover, she handles different types oftransactions across the corporate law spectrum, including corporate lending,securities laws, derivatives and investment banking matters.  

Marie-Michèleholds an MBA from ESA (Lebanon), Masters from Université Saint-Joseph(Lebanon), HEC and La Sorbonne (France).