Ghazi Wazni was born in Bint Jbeil in 1954.
An economist and financial expert, he graduated from Paris IX- Dauphine University (France). Following a postgraduate diploma in Finance, he obtained his PhD in “Economic and Financial Performance" in 1983.
He was a researcher at Centre de Recherche et d'Etudes Financières de Dauphine, (CREFI) at the University of Paris IX, Dauphine-France, between 1980 and 1984. Wazni was also a financial advisor in Paris between 1985 and 2001, a Banker and the founder of a number of banks in Africa.
He was an associate professor and a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business from 1987 to 1998 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Finance, he served as an advisor to the Parliamentary Finance and Budget Committee between 2009 and 2011.
In addition to his academic and public sphere activities, he heads his own research office (Bureau d'Etudes Ghazi Wazni) which specializes in economic research and market analysis.
Dr. Wazni published a great number of researches and articles and is a lecturer in numerous conferences and seminars. His main focus is Lebanese economy and regional issues.
Mr. Wazni is married with 3 children.