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Kassem Hejeij

Born: 05 March 1953;

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria;

Nationality: Lebanon;

Passport: RL0000432 (Lebanon) issued 31 January 2013 expires 31 January 2018.

Known also as: Qasim Muhammad Hujayj; Qasim Hajij.


Kassem Hejeij is Lebanese magnate, officially resigned as head of the Middle East Africa Bank (MEAB) after he was designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

He was listed by OFAC on the grounds of “direct ties to Hizballah organizational elements” and also in investing “in infrastructure that Hezbollah uses in both Lebanon and Iraq.”

Treasury also designated Hejeij at the same time for his role in facilitating Hizballah’s financial and commercial activities, including for opening bank accounts on behalf of Hizballah and providing credit to its procurement companies.

Treasury also said, that Hejeij works with Tabaja and they both provide financial support to Hizballah.

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