After graduating from the department of Law at Lebanon University, Barbour received master degrees in European law from Lausanne University and in International Economic Law from Geneva University in Switzerland. He also received a diploma in English Legal Methods from Cambridge University, England. Bernard Barbour joined QInvest after serving as a Senior Attaché in the Legal Department of the Central Bank of Lebanon between the years of 1997-2007. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in financial legal systems and statutory legislation; and he worked as an academic lecturer on financial, fiscal and contract law at the leading universities of Lebanon. Having established the regulatory framework of Islamic Finance in the Republic of Lebanon, Barbour drafted legislative prepositions to various payment and settlement systems such as credit cards, debit cards, electronic check, electronic money, etc. He has been serving as a Board Member of BRTI as of 2017.