Resumes of new ministers

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-12 15:54

Last Updated: 2020-10-13 11:57


Resumes of new ministers
Resumes of new ministers

The new Cabinet appointed by Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has been sworn in on Monday.

Below are the new minsiters resumes:  

Bisher Al-Khasawneh - Jordanian Prime Minister

Al-Khasawneh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Former Minister of State for Legal Affairs.
  • Former Minister Foreign Affairs.
  • Advisor to King Abdullah for Communication and Coordination at the Royal Court.
  • Advisor to King Abdullah for policies.
  • Jordan’s former ambassador of Jordan to Egypt, France, Kenya, Ethiopia, African Union, League of Arab States and to UNESCO.
  • Ambassador and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Strategic Planning Department at the ministry from 2009 to 2012.
  • Advisor to the Jordanian Prime Ministry from 2008 to 2009.
  • Director of the Department of European and American Affairs at the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2007.
  • Director General of the Jordan Media Institute in 2007.
  • Director of the Peace Negotiations Coordination Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007.
  • Director of the Legal Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 2006.
  • First and second Secretary in Jordan’s Mission to the United Nations in New York and Jordan's alternate representative in the first and second Committee in the United Nations General Assembly from 2003 to 2004.
  • Director of the Media Department and spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Second Secretary in the Jordanian Embassy of Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League from 1998 to 2000.
  • Head of the Euro-Mediterranean Relations Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996.
  • Third Secretary Attaché in the Jordanain Embassy to the UK from 1992 to 1995.
  • Attaché in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991.
  • Part-time teaching assistant for the United Nations Law and the International Law of the Sea at the London School of Economics in 1996.
  • President of the Council of the Arab League in 2014.
  • A member of the official Jordanian delegations to the Arab Summit conferences (Sirte in 2009, Baghdad 2012, Doha 2013, Kuwait 2014, Sharm El Sheikh 2015 and Nouakchott 2016).
  • Member of the official Jordanian delegation to the presidency of Jordan for the second periodicity of the UN Security Council (April 2015).
  • Member of several official Jordanian delegations to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meetings, including the Islamic Summits from 2009 to 2016.
  • Member or Head of all Jordanian delegations participating in meetings of the Arab League Council from 2009 to 2016.
  • Member or Head of the Jordanian delegation in all Arab cooperation forums with Turkey, Russia, China and the European Union from 2012 to 2016.
  • Jordanian Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012.
  • Member of the official Jordanian delegation to the Arab Economic Summits from 2011 to 2015.
  • Member of the official Jordanian delegation to the Arab-Latin American Summit Conference in Riyadh in 2015.
  • Member of the official Jordan delegation to the Arab-African Summit held in Kuwait in 2014.
  • Member of the official Jordanian delegation to the International Conference on the Peace Process held in Paris in 2016.
  • Member of the Jordanian delegations to the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York from 2002 to 2004 and 2009 to 2012.
  • Member of the Jordanian delegations for the Association Council meetings with the EU in 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2011.
  • Member of the Jordanian delegation to the NATO Summit in Lisbon in 2011.
  • Head of the Jordanian delegation that presented Jordanian human rights reports to the Arab Human Rights Charter Committee in 2012 and 2016.
  • Part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Jordan in 2004.
  • Part-time lecturer at the Jordanian Diplomatic Institute (2004-2005).

Education:
Al-Khasawneh holds a Bachelor of Law from University of Jordan, an Executive Diploma in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master’s in International Law from the London School of Economics.

In addition, Al-Khasawneh has a second Master’s degree in International Relations Diplomacy and Economics from SOAS, University of London and PhD in Law from the London School of Economics.

 

Mohamad Al-Ississ - Minister of Finance

Al-Ississ’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Finance in Jordan since November 2019.
  • Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Minister of State for Economic Affairs in 2019.
  • Minister of State for Economic Affairs from 2018 to 2019.
  • Special Advisor to His Majesty the King in 2019.
  • Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II for Economic Affairs in 2019.
  • Director of the Department of Economic and Social Development at the Royal Hashemite Court.
  • Associate Dean for Administration, Undergraduate Studies and Public Outreach from 2014 to 2016 at the American University of Cairo.
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the American University of Cairo.
  • Tenured Associate professor of Economics at the American University of Cairo since 2016.
  • Visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2014.
  • Founding professor of the first intensive Arab Open online course - Edraak platform, in partnership with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Director of Investment Promotion in the USAID Amir Program.
  • Senior competition advisor to the Jordanian Minister of Industry and Trade and EU development project from 2002 to 2004.
  • Associate Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

Education:

Al-Ississ has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University, Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.

In addition, a second Master’s degree in Public Administration / International Development from Harvard University and PhD in Economic Development and Public Policy from Harvard University.

Nathir Obeidat - Minister of Health

Obeidat’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Spokesperson for the National Committee for Epidemics in Jordan.
  • Chairman of the Department of the Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the Jordan University since 2007.
  • Chairman of the Department of the Internal Medicine at the Jordan University Hospital since 2007.
  • Director of the division of respiratory and sleep medicine at Jordan University Hospital.
  • Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Jordan University.

Education:

Obeidat holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery for Medicine from Ivan P.Pavlov Higher Medical Institute in Bulgaria.

In addition, he has a Master's of Science in Internal Medicine from Jordan University. 

Tayseer Al-Nuaimi - Minister of Education

Al-Nuaimi’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Education from 2007 to 2009, 2011 to 2012 and in 2019.
  • Senator in the 24th Senate.
  • Senior Advisor to international institutions on educational development issues such as the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNDP.
  • Secretary General of Ministry of Education for Educational and Technical Affairs from 2004 to 2007.
  • Vice President of the National Center for Human Resources Development and Professor at Balqa applied University.
  • Educational expert in the Development Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Education from 2002 to 2004.
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the United Arab Emirates University from 1996 to 1997. 

Education:

Al-Nuaimi has a Bachelor of Arts from the Jordan University, Master’s of Education in Psychological Guidance Counseling from Yarmouk University and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ali Hamdan Abdelqader Al-Ayed - Minister of State for Media Affairs

Al-Ayed’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of State for Media Affairs from 2010 to 2011.
  • Jordanian Ambassador to the Israeli Occupation from 2006 to 2010.
  • Director of the Political Department in the Jordanian Cabinet of Ministers from 2005 to 2006.
  • Media Advisor to the Prime Minister in 2005.
  • The Caretaker of the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv.
  • Director of the Private Office at the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2004.
  • Deputy Ambassador of the Jordanian Embassy in Washington from 1997 to 2001.
  • Political Officer for the Jordanian Embassy in Cairo from 1994 to 1997.
  • Member of the Jordanian delegation for Israeli Occupation negotiations from 1992 to 1994.
  • Member of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. 

Education:

Al-Ayed has a Bachelor's degree in Public Law from the University of Jordan in 1985 and a Masters (LLM) in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 1988.

 

Ayman Safadi - Minister of Foregin Affairs and Expatriates

Safadi’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II.
  • Editor in-charge of the UAE-based newspaper “Al Etihad”.
  • Editor-in-chief and columnist in “Al-Ghad” daily newspaper.
  • Official Spokesperson at the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
  • Director General of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation.
  • Editor-in-chief and political columnist at the Jordan Times.
  • Director of the Media Department at the Royal Court.
  • Media Secretary for His Royal Highness Prince Hasan Bin Talal.
  • Board member of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation, the Supreme Council of media, the Arab Union for Television Broadcasting (Vice President), the Arab Satellite channels Coordinating Authority (president), the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts, and the Jordan River Foundation.

Education:

Safadi holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Yarmouk University and a Master’s degree in International Media from the University of Baylor, Texas, USA.

 

Ahmad Al-Hanandeh - Minister of Information and Communications Technology

Al-Hanandeh worked as the former Chief Executive Officer of Zain Jordan and Chief Financial Officer of Zain Sudan during 2011, and held the position of General Manager of Posta Plus for four years.

He was a key member of Aramex Group between 1994 and 2006, where he first joined as an accountant and then became the Local Manager for several Aramex Asian stations.

He won the Best CEO Award for 2017 at the ‘Telecom Worlds Middle East Awards’, ‘The CEO of 2016’ from the British Magazine MEA markets, the ’Champion of Change Award’ at the 2016 MENA HR Excellence Awards in 2016, and the ‘Telecom Leader of The Year’ by Telecom Review Magazine in 2014.

Al-Hanandeh also won the Socrates Award 2014 as he was presented the title ‘Best Manager of the Year’ by the Europe Business Assembly, the ‘Man of the Year Award’ from Tatweej Academy in 2014 and was chosen as ‘Telecoms Professional of the Year 2012’ which was issued by CommsMEA magazine.

Hanandeh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Yarmouk University in 1994.

Maen Al-Qatamin - Minister of Labor

Al-Qatamin’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Director of the Private Office of the former Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Nsour.
  • Founder and President of Knowledge Horizons.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Knowledge Horizons in the UAE, Jordan and India.
  • CEO of Knowledge Horizons in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Vice President of University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Dubai.
  • Associate Professor of Investment and Economics at the University of Dubai.
  • Researcher in Financial Management, Economics and Investment at Warwick University.
  • Lecturer in accounting, economics and financial sciences - Mutah University.
  • Lecturer and trainer at the Institute of Public Administration.
  • Auditor at the Central Bank of Jordan.

Education:

Al-Qatamin has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Political Science from Jordan University, a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Investment from the University of Warwick.

 

Mohammed Al-Khalaileh - Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Al-Khalaileh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Secretary General of the General Iftaa’ Department.
  • Acting Secretary General of the General Iftaa’ Department.
  • Member of the Jordanian Council for Fatwa, Research and Islamic Studies.

Education:

Al-Khalaileh has a PhD in Jurisprudence and Fundamentals at the World Islamic Sciences and Education University.

 

Rabaa Ajarmeh - Minister of State for the Development of Institutional Performance

Ajarmeh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Director General of the Institute of Public Administration.
  • Public sector and USAID project supervisory and leadership positions.
  • Director of the institutional development axis with the Ministry of Public Sector Development and the Ministry of Environment.
  • Director of institutional performance development at the Standards and Metrology Organization.

Tawfiq Krishan - Deputy Prime Minister for Local Administration Affairs

Krishan’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Former Head of the Accounting Department at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery.
  • President of the Beirut Arab University Alumni Club.
  • Member of the Jordanian Parliament for Ma'an Governorate in 1993.
  • Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Environment from 1994 to 1995, 1997 to 1999 and 2005.
  • Member of the Senate in 1997.
  • Minister of Parliamentary Affairs from 1999 to 2000, 2003, 2009 and 2010.
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in 2011.

Education:

Krishan graduated from Beirut Arab University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

 

 

Umayya Toukan - Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs

Toukan's professional positions are as follows:

  • Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan during 2001 to 2010.
  • Economic advisor to the Prime Minister.
  • General Manager of the Financial Market.
  • Economist at the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi from 1989 to 1991.
  • Jordanian representative at the United Nations in New York (the Economic and Financial Committee) from 1973 to 1978,
  • Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium, the Netherlands and the Duchy of Luxembourg from 1996 to 2000.
  • Member of the Jordanian Senate from 2010.
  • Minister of Finance from 2011 to 2015.

Education:

He has Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

In addition, he has a Master's degree in Economic Development from Oxford University and a Doctors of Philosophy from Columbia University in New York City in monetary economics.

 

Nayef Al-Fayez - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

Al-Fayez’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Environment in 2018.
  • Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and Minister of Environment in 2012 and 2013.
  • Minister of Tourism and Antiquities 2012.
  • Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board from 2007 to 2011.
  • Advisor to the Prime Ministry from 2005 to 2007.
  • Managing Director of the Dead Sea Institute project from 2005 to 2006.
  • Director of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein's office.

Education:

Al-Fayez has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.

 

Ayman Al-Mufleh - Minister of Social Development

Al-Mufleh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Secretary General of the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) since 2012.
  • Former governor in the Ministry of Interior from 2007 to 2011.
  • Former Director and Advisor at the Royal Hashemite Court from 2004 to 2007.

Musa Al-Maaytah - Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs

Al-Maaytah’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State in 2018.
  • Member of the Jordanian Senate from 2013 to 2016.
  • Minister of Political Development in the government of Marouf Al-Bakhit in 2011.
  • Minister of Political Development in the government of Samir Al-Rifai from 2009 until early 2011.
  • Minister of Political Development in the government of Nader Dahabi from February 2009 to December 2009.
  • Participated in the founding of the Democratic Unionist Party in 1996.
  • Member of the ‘Jordan First’ Committee for the Development of Party Life in 2003.
  • Member of Jordanian Engineers Association and head of the Electrical Division.
  • Participated in the founding of the Jordanian Social Democratic Party and was elected to be a member of the party’s political bureau from 1991 to 1996.
  • President of the National Union of Jordanian Students in Romania from 1976 to 1981.
  • General Director of the Arab Networks Center from 1994 to 1999.
  • Executive Director of Aman Company for Trade and Marketing from 1999 to 2009.

Education:

Al-Maaytah has a Master’s degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Bucharest.

 

Mohammad Daoudiyeh - Minister of Agriculture

Daoudiyeh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Political Development and Parliamentary Affairs from 2003 to 2004.
  • Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Greece in 2005.
  • Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Cyprus in 2006.
  • Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Morocco from 1998 to 2003.
  • The Kingdom's ambassador to Portugal, Mauritania and Senegal from 1998 to 2003.
  • Minister of Youth in Jordan from 1996 to 1997.
  • Member of the 12th Jordanian Parliament from 1993 to 1997.
  • Director of the Department of Media and Public Relations in the Royal Hashemite Court from 1992 to 1993.
  • Secretary of the Jordan Press Association.
  • Member of the Administrative Board of the Jordanian Writers Association.
  • Chairman of the Committee on Public Freedoms and Citizens' Rights in the 12th Jordanian Parliament.
  • An international observer for the 1995 Palestinian Authority elections.
  • President of the Jordanian Olympic Committee from 1996 to 1997.
  • Head of the Jordanian Official Mission for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Education:

Daoudiyeh has a Diploma in English.

 

Hala Zawati - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

Zawati’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Executive Director of the Jordan Strategy Forum.
  • Energy advisor for Umniah, King Abdullah II Fund for Development, Al Ahli Bank and Bank of Jordan.
  • Energy consultant to the House of Representatives.
  • Executive Director of Edama Energy, Water and Environment Association.
  • Executive Director of the Advanced Computer Services Company.
  • Counselor for several programs of the US Agency for Development, the German Development Agency and the Japan Development Agency.
  • Regional consultant for the European Union and United Nations development programs.

Education:

Zawati has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan.

 

Bassam Al-Talhouni - Minister of Justice

  • Member of the Senate.
  • Minister of Education Caretaker.
  • Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Caretaker.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Hussein Technical University.
  • Minister of Justice for the period from 2013 to 2016.
  • Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law at Jordan University.
  • President of the National Center for Intellectual Property.
  • Supervisor of companies at the Ministry of Industry and Trade from 2010 to 2012.

Education:

Al-Talhouni has graduated from the Jordan University, Faculty of Law and has a Master’s degree from the same university.

In addition, he has a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh.

 

Basem Al Towaisi - Minister of Culture

Al Towaisi’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Dean of the Jordan Media Institute.
  • Chairman of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation.
  • Daily writer at Al-Ghad newspaper.
  • Former member of the Supreme Council for Media.
  • Member of the National Dialogue Committee.
  • Founder of “Sawt al-Janoub” Radio.
  • Member of the Royal Commission for Integrity.
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Almamlaka TV.

Education:

Al Towaisi has a PhD in Media Studies from Cairo, and Post Doctorate in Specialized Studies in Media from the University of Florida.

 

Ahmad Ziadat - Minister of State for Legal Affairs

Ziadat’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Associate Professor at Jordan University in 2003.
  • Part-time lecturer, Institute of Banking Studies from 1995 to 2003.
  • Part-time lecturer at Al-Ahliyya Amman University from 1991 to 1992.
  • Part-time lecturer at Al al-Bayt University from 1995 to 1996.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law at Jordan University from 2003 to 2006.
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law at Jordan University from 1996 to 1997.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Jordan University Employees Housing Fund.
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Jordan University Cooperative Society.
  • Chairman of the Management Committee of the Jordan University Cooperative Society.
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the Jordanian Judicial Institute from 1994 to 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2008.
  • Legal Adviser at Al al-Bayt University.
  • Chairman of the Appellate Disciplinary Board for Jordan University employees
  • Chairman of the Primary Disciplinary Board for the Staff of Jordan University.
  • Member of the Legal Committee / Bar Association in 2003.
  • Member of the Preparatory Committee for the Higher Education Conference.
  • Member of the Jordanian official delegation in the regional dialogue on the issue of women and the law in 2004.
  • Member of the Committee for Modernization and Development of University Requirements and Free Materials in Private Universities in the Ministry of Higher Education in 2005.
  • Member of the Committee for the Development of Special Accreditation Standards for the Law and Sharia at the Ministry of Higher Education in 2005.
  • Member of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference on the Development of Law Education in Jordan.

Education:

Ziadat has a Bachelor of Law from Jordan University, a Master’s in Law from Harvard University and a PhD in Law from the University of London.

 

Nabil Masarweh - Minister of Environment

Masarweh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Jordanian Ambassador to Switzerland.
  • Jordanian Ambassador to Lebanon.
  • Deputy Head of the Jordanian Mission at the Embassy in Beirut.
  • Jordanian diplomatic corp member in 1977 belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Director of Protocol in the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Education:

Masarweh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Jordan University.

Nasser Shraideh - Minister of Planning

Shraideh’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Minister of Environment from 2010 to 2011.
  • Chairman of the Petra Region Tourism Authority Commission in 2009.
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in 2006.
  • Director of the International Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in 1998.

Education:

Shraideh has a Bachelors in Economics from Yarmouk University and a Master degree in Economics from Yarmouk University

Nawaf al-Tal - Minister of State for Governmental Follow-up and Coordination Affair

Al-Tal’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan from 2002 to 2007.
  • Director of the Negotiations Coordination Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2008.
  • Head of the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan from 2008 to 2011.
  • Private Advisor for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of Policy Planning from 2011 to 2018.
  • Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Netherlands and non-resident ambassador to Estonia and Latvia from 2018 to 2020.

Education:

Al-Tal holds a Bachelor’s degree of Law from University of Jordan, a Master’s degree in International Law from Exeter University and a PhD in Political Sciences from Exeter University.

 

Mohammad Salameh Al-Nabulsi - Minister of Youth

Al-Nabulsi’s professional positions are as follows:

  • The Secretary General for the Economic and Social Council.
  • Coordinator for the Euro-Mediterranean Studies unit at the Center for Strategic Studies at Jordan University.
  • Director of the European Union Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Education:
Al-Nabulsi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in Political Sciences from the American University in Beirut.

Ibrahim Mashhour Al-Jazi - Minister of State for Prime Minister Affairs

Al-Jazi’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Member of the Jordanian Bar Association, International Bar Association in London.
  • Member of the International Law Association in London.
  • Member of the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Cairo.
  • Member of Amnesty International for Human Rights in the United Kingdom.
  • Member of the Arab Lawyers Association in London.
  • Member of the Jordanian National Committee of the International Criminal Court.
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Middle East Society for International Law.
  • Member of the Jordanian Forum for Corporate Governance Association.
  • A member of the Legislation and Justice axis emanating from the National Agenda.
  • Minister of State for Legal Affairs from 2011 to 2012.
  • Minister of Justice in 2012.

Education:
Al-Jazi holds a Master’s degree in International Law from University of Essex and a PhD in International Law from University of London.

Mohammad Abu Qdais - Minister of Higher Education

Abu Qdais' professional positions are as follows: 

  • President of the Arab Open University in Jordan.
  • President of Yarmouk University.
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Vice President of the Hashemite University.
Education:

Abu Qdais has  studied Mechanical Engineering in the United States of America.

Mahmoud Kharabsheh - Minister of State

Kharabsheh's professional positions are as follows:

  • Director at theGeneral Intelligence Department from 1974 to 1991.
  • Director of the Jordan Paper and Cardboard Factories Company from 1991 to 1993.
  • Lawyer from 1994 to 2003.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Addiyar Newspaper in Amman.
  • General Manager of Petra International Centre for Studies and Research in Amman.

 

Maha Al-Ali - Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply

ِAl-Ali’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
  • Assistant Secretary General for Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
  • Director of the Directorate of Policies and Foreign Trade Relations at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
  • Assistant Economic Counselor in the Jordanian Mission to the United Nations.
  • Researcher at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • Member of the negotiating team for Jordan's accession to WTO.
  • Head of the technical negotiations team related to free trade agreements between Jordan and the United States, Singapore, Canada and Turkey.
  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply in 2016.

Education:

Al-Ali has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University, a Master of Business Administration from Jordanian German University.

In addition, Diploma in Trade Policy, World Trade Organization (WTO) in Switzerland.

 

Marwan Al-Khaitan - Minister of Transport

Al-Khaitan’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Transport Centre.
  • Former General Manager of the Integrated Multi Transport Company.
  • Former Director of the Public Transport Corporation.

Education:

Al-Khaitan holds a Master’s degree in Transport Engineering.

 

Motasem Saidan - Minister of Water and Irrigation

Saidan’s professional positions are as follows:

  • Director of the Water, Energy and Environment Center at Jordan University.
  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Jordan University.
  • Executive Director of the Industry Technology Sector at the Royal Scientific Society.
  • Global manager of solid and hazardous waste management.