On September 6, 2010, at the occasion of CST 13th anniversary, and the creation of its financial arm “CST for Loans”, and most important of all the gathering of all CST companies under the umbrella of “CST Holding”, an iftar dinner was held at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut, attended by number of political and economical figures, together with CST’s team of employees.
Miss Gladys Chahine, Mr. Saleh Srour and Mr. Nazih Darwish were granted the medal of loyalty for accomplishing 10 years of loyal and fructuous services to the group.
On December 7, 2008, all employees partied at “Ahwat Al Mir” in the nice historical area of old Zouk.
Everybody enjoyed the warm atmosphere of the place in this cold December evening.
A telephone call was set with Maher Darwish, our acting general manager in Cairo, announcing him that he was granted the 10 years loyalty message.
On the 15th September 2007 at the occasion of CST’s 10th anniversary, all employees of CST, Byoutna and I & I gathered at “La Terrasse du Vieux Zouk” partying till the first hours of dawn.
Mr. Dany Mikhael and Miss Marie Therese Abi Saleh were awarded the loyalty medal for their 10 years of loyalty and good services to the company.
On December 12, 2009, at the occasion of CST’s 12th anniversary, the whole staff gathered at ”Cham El Nassim” restaurant to celebrate; It was also an occasion to great Joseph Chahine and Chantal Rashed whom have decided to seal their lives forever.
The loyalty medal was granted to Messrs. Hanaa Nicolas and Joseph Chahine thanking them for 10 year of loyal efforts.
On September 27, 2011 and further to Mr. Robert Kielbas visit to CST Lebanon and CST Jordan, an MOU has been signed between the latter, from Roanake Trade Services and Mr. André Anhoury. The newly signed memo of understanding is aimed to introduce for the first time in the Middle Eastern market, the custom bonds concept, based on a joint-venture agreement to be finalized soon.
On December, 4, 2011 CST’s annual party was held at the “ Khan El Mir “ restaurant in the old Zouk market. Over 70 persons, including most of CST Lebanon, CST for Loans, I&I and Byoutna’s employees together with our lawyers, auditors and some friends gathered to celebrate, drink and dance till dawn.
Reine Chahine and Alexis Srour were granted a commemorative medal for their ten years of loyal and appreciated services to the company.
In his word, the chairman greeted the presents, revealed the projects under preparation for 2012 ( opening of CST Iraq and hopefully CST Cyprus ). Finally he wished a happy new year to the whole of CST employees and their families and continuous prosperity to all of the companies in the group.
On Wednesday April 18, 2012 , Mr. Maher Darwish CST Egypt acting general manager and member of the board signed in Cairo with Mr. Maher Al Anwar, in his duty as legal representative of BLOM BANK EGYPT and in the presence of Mr. Ihab Khalil, Head of Retail, a used car loans marketing agreement fully insured by Arab Misr Insurance Group (AMIG) against clients payment defaults. The new agreement brings a new enhancement to the long time existing cooperation between CST and BLOM BANK in Lebanon and Jordan. It will also reinforce CST Egypt position on the Egyptian credit insurance market.
On Sunday April,22nd 2012, at Delta’s insurance offices in Amman, Messrs Zaki Noursi, “ Delta Insurance general manager “, Ammar Al safadi “ Deputy general manager “ Capital Bank Jordan “ and andre Anhoury “ chairman CST group of companies “ signed a cooperation agreement whereas CST Jordan will market car loans programs financed by Capital Bank and insured against payment default risk by Delta Insurance. The new alliance will reinforce the position of the three involved parties and introduce new innovative products on the car loans Jordanian market.
CST Officers (André Anhoury, Saleh Srour, Joseph Chahine and Mohammed Yassin) have attended the 29th GAIF conference, held in Marrakech, Morocco, from May 20, 2012 till May 23, 2012. Meetings between CST Officers and different participants (reinsurers, insurance companies…) from different parts of the world were held at the CST meeting room, where CST group of companies and their different activities were introduced to the participants.
On Sunday August 26, 2012 all employees of CST group of companies and their families met at the El Rancho resort in Ghodrass Keserwan for a full day of fun and enjoyment. Adults and children took advantage of the nice games and activities available in the resort (horse riding, arks games, knife throwing, carriage tours …. ). Around 1PM, all of the presents gathered around a lunch buffet specially prepared for the occasion. Finally the day ended with an exceptional Rodeo show appreciated by the children as well as by the adults.
On Thursday, August 30, 2012, at “Societe Generale de Banque Jordanie” (SGBJ) offices in Amman, Messrs. Nadim Abawat, General Manager SGBJ, Zaki Noursi, “ Delta Insurance general manager “,and Andre Anhoury “ chairman CST group of companies “ signed a cooperation agreement whereas CST Jordan will market car loans and consumer loans programs financed by SGBJ and insured against payment default risk by Delta Insurance. The new alliance will enhance the position of the three involved parties and introduce new innovative products on the consumer and car loans Jordanian markets.
Employees and business partners gathered on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Mcharrabiya Restaurant in Zalka for the CST Annual Dinner.
Mr. Andre Anhoury, chairman and head of the group, gave a speech in which he thanked the company’s managers and staff for their loyalty and achievements during 2013. He congratulated CST’s branches in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt for their strong will to overcome all difficulties and realizing excellent results, and wished the staff and their families a Happy New Year.
Additionally, Mr. Anhoury announced the creation of a new branch in Sulaymanieh, Iraq, and the appointment in 2014 of Mr. Raja Abdallah as Chairman of the new board of CST for Loans. He also informed the attendees about the creation in 2014 of CST Offshore, the company that will manage CST group’s foreign branches.
Finally, the chairman awarded a medal to Messrs. Liliane Sahyouni, Rachel Rached and Charbel Greige for their ten years of hard work and loyalty to the CST Group.
The party continued until the ealry hours of the following morning as everybody enjoyed the ambiance, the live band and the singer.
At the occasion of the 2014 GAIF conference held in Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt, CST management team, André Anhoury, Saleh Srour, Joseph Chahine from Lebanon, Maher Darwish from Egypt, Mohammed Yassin and Mazen El Saber from Jordan, took this opportunity to promote CST’s activities and establish new contacts aimed to introduce CST on new potential markets.
On November 10, 2014, André Anhoury, Saleh Srour, and Joseph Chahine , visited Zurich, the Swiss financial capital, in order to discuss with Swiss Re and other reinsurers, a new service which is to be offered by CST to its cedants in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt: “Domestic and export trade credit insurance”. Implementing such a new product, shall represent a turning point in CST business strategy.
On December 26, 2014 the whole team of CST group of companies gathered at Manaret El Khalij restaurant in Maameltein, in order to say farewell to 2014 and big hello to 2015 hoping for better days to our dear homeland and also hoping for an improvement of the actual situation. Mr. Rawad Rahbany was awarded the 10 years loyal services medal. We all drank and danced until the first hours of early morning. The party was concluded by a big cake bearing the group’s logo and a new year champagne glass.
Effective February 1, 2015, CST group of companies have introduced and is now offering its customers through the different insurance companies using CST services in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq “Domestic and export trade credit insurance”. This product will mark a turning point in our strategy diversifying our services and allowing us to offer corporate solutions. This new product is covered by prime international reinsurers and will be managed by our specialized team.
On December 26, 2015 the whole team and spouses of CST group of companies gathered at Bourjouazi restaurant in Jounieh. We enjoyed a delicious meal, danced and enjoyed the evening. Our Chairman Mr. Andre Anhoury delivered a brief speech wishing health and happiness to all of our staff members and their families. Mr. Chadi Chahine was awarded the 10 years medal for his loyal and efficient services. A big hello to 2016 hoping for better days to our dear country and our group, wishing to witness extension of our activities in new territories and substantial increase in our profitability.
On February, 13 2007, and under the patronage of BIMI Merkezi Iran and Nasco Karaoglan, a credit insurance conference attended by most of Iranian insurance companies was held at BIMI Merkezi head office in Tehran.
CST officers (André Anhoury, Saleh Srour and Joseph Chahine) introduced the product and the different aspects of its management.
On the 18th of March 2008, under the patronage of his Excellency Mr. Mohammad Al Moghrabi, Egyptian Housing Minister, in the presence of number of Egyptian real-estate developers and Nasco representatives, AMIG strategic partner of CST Egypt held a conference at the Four Seasons Hotel, Garden City Cairo.
The conference on the performance bond products was lectured by Joseph Chahine, regional executive manager at CST.
At the occasion of its 20th anniversary, CST group of companies gathered all employees and their families at Burj On Bay hotel, on Friday, December 29, 2017. The Chairman gave a speech thanking employees for their loyalty and efforts during that time he also emphasized on the development of the company since 1997 and its regional expansion. Miss Marie Therese Abi Saleh and Mr. Dany Mikhael were awarded with medal of honor for their 20 years of loyal and faithful services. Messrs. Nohad Ziadeh, Jessy Azzi and Tony Sarboukh were awarded the 10 years medal of honor. Finally, the management team blowed the candles and cut the anniversary cake.
In its will to grow and better serve its local community,” CST for Loans” negotiated and acquired a loan from COOPMED/Inpulse a Belgian fund manager dedicated to help micro-finance players in the Middle-East. The contract was signed in Brussels on Monday May 14, 2018 in presence of Messrs Bruno Dunkel and Mrs. Priscilla Carpenter from COOPMED and Messrs. Andre Anhoury and Raja Abdallah from “CST for Loans”.
This is the first time “CST for Loans” is involved with an international negotiation and is granted a facility from an international organization.
Same as its sister companies in the CST group, CST for Loans has now started its international journey.