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Steering Committee Members BIOs'
Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Halaiqah (Steering Committee Chairman)
  • Chairman and CEO, Ammoun International for Investments.
  • Chairman of the Board, Al-Barakah Co. For insurance.
  • President the Arab Academy for Financial Sciences (01/05/2008 – 30/04/2009).
  • Senator, Jordan’s Parliament (October 2004 -- November 2007).
  • (2000 --- 2004)
    •  Minister of Industry and Trade.
    • Minister of Administrative Development
    • Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry and Trade
    • Chief Negotiator, Jordan's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Jordan and USA.
  • Independence Royal Medal (First Degree).
  • Star Royal Medal (Second Degree).
  •  Leeds University – United Kingdom,PhD inIndustrial Chemistry (1979).
  • Jordan University – Jordan, Bachelor Degree in Chemistry (1976).
Hatem Hafez Al-Halawani Al-Tamimi
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering / 1971, Cairo-A.R. Egypt
  • PHD in Energy and Industrial Management / 2002, University of Stirling – Scotland
  • Chairman, Jordan Chamber of Industry.
  • Chairman, Amman Chamber of Industry.
  • Senate Member of the Upper House of Parliament of Jordan.
  • Chairman, European Jordanian Management Development Institute (EJABI)
  • Chairman, Al-Deera Investment and Real Estate Development Company
Ahmed Tabishat
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University in 1970.
  • Holds a master's degree in law from the Institute for Research and Graduate Studies in Cairo in 1973.
  • Joined the Ministry of Justice and worked as judge and prosecutor in Amman until 1984.
  • Joined the Jordanian Bar Association since 1984.
  •  Former member of the Bar Council for several sessions and participated in most of the activities of the Bar Association.
  •  Secretary of the Bar Council session from 2001 to 2003.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Human Rights.
  • Member of the Economic and Social Council.
  • Member of the Arab Union for the protection of intellectual property rights.
  • President of the Bar for the current session from 2009 to 2011.
Zaher Mohammed Solieman Jardaneh
  • Holds Bachelor Degree in law from Damascus University since 1969.
  • Started practicing as a lawyer since 1972.
  • Legal consultant for various Jordanian Banks, Insurance companies, practiced litigation in several fields before various courts of different functions; and specialized in commercial cases.
  • Registering of companies and following up their legal and financial affairs, Legal consultation in different aspects for local and foreign companies.
  • Represented many parties before international arbitration tribunals in London and Paris.
  • Conducted different types of international and local agreements.
  • Member of the International Bar Association IBA / London.
  • Member of the Arabian International Arbitration Tribunal.


Mamoun Tharwat Talhouni
  • B.A. Business Administration/ Public Administration / University of Jordan (1972-1976)
  • Diploma in Development Administration/ Birmingham University/ UK (1980)
  • Director General/ Department of the National Library 22/7/2001 – Present. (Entitled by the Law to enforce copyright law in Jordan)
  • WIPO's Focal Point in Amman 25/6/2003- the present.
  • Information Commissioner, Vice President and Member of Information Council.
  • General Supervisor, Fund for the Support of the Cultural and Art Movement.
  • Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities (1996 – 2001).
  • National Development and Supplies Company (1984 – 1996).
  • Jordan Lime and Silicate Industries Company (1983 – 1984).
  • Ministry of Interior (1976 – 1983).
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Born on April 22nd, 1938 in Jaffa, is the Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization. Founded in 1972 (TAG-ORG) is an international professional services group, employing over 2000 professionals and operates out of its 71 offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, India, Cyprus, Russia and China. It has representative offices in Europe and North America and non-exclusive strategic alliance agreements with various networks and individual firms thus enabling it to choose a firm best suited to its clients needs in virtually every country in the world.
Selected Honors
  • Honorary Award, The Arab Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AFPIPR), Jordan, 2009.
  • The International Lifetime Achievement Award, Dubai, UAE, 2008.
  • IP Hall of Fame Inductee, IP Hall of Fame Academy, Chicago, USA, 2007.
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Canisius College, New York, USA, 1988.
  • Decoration of the Republic of Tunisia, 1985.
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France, 1985.
  • Coat of Arms of the Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors, 1983.
  • Gold Mercury International Award, Bahrain, 1978.
  • Decoration of Independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan 1967.
Osama Musa Al-Bitar (Executive Committee Director)
  • A Graduate Diploma in Law with major studies in International Business  Law from the University of Western Sydney - Australia April, 2002.
  • Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Jordan, 1997, Expert and lecturer in intellectual property.
  • Expert in the electrical legislation and Chairman of the first legal forum on the Electronic Legislation and Transactions 2008
  • Representative of the Jordanian Bar Association to the preparation of the e-commerce strategy set by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of Industry and Trade founder of the Arab intellectual property arbitrator.
  • Founder of the Arab Arbitrator Intellectual Property Program
  • Founder & Managing Director of the International Specialized Lawyers Company in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2005.
  • Member of Jordan Bar Association since 1999.
  • General-Secretary of the Arbitration Center of the Arab Federation, Executive Director of the Federation in Jordan and Executive Committee Director Of the World Arbitration Forum for Intellectual Property.
Dr. George Hazboun
  • Attorney at Law since January 1979 with consulting experiences in many Middle Eastern Countries & Gulf States.
  • Legal Advisor for many local and international Corporations.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law at Jordan University. 
  •  International Arbitrator in many domestic and international cases.
  • Membership in Many International Arbitration Associations.


  • Ph.D. (Law) “Doctorat d’Etat en Droit”. The topic of thesis is related to the applicable “legal Regulations to international oil agreements” Dec. 1987.
  • D.E.S “Diploma” of postgraduate studies in Law – France with special studies related to commercial law, and contracts (Civil law), International business law, and Comparative Legal Systems, Mar. 1977.
  • LL.B University of Alexandria, School of Law 1973.


Nadia Al Saeed

·         General Manager of Union Bank.
·         President and CEO of the Dead Sea Development Association
·         Minister of Communications and Information Technology
·         Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
·         MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems from the  AUC
·         BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Jordan.
·         Member of the Board of Directors of Injaz Organization for creating Economic Opportunities for Jordanian Youth
·         Board member of the global card companies
·         Member of the Board of Directors of the Young Arab Leaders.


Reem Badran

  • The Former Director of Jordan Investment Board.
  • Chief Deputy of Amman Commerce Chamber.






Dr. Abdul Malek Jaber

Dr. Abdul Malek Al Jaber comes to Zain with a wealth of experience and a long record of achievements both locally and regionally. He was appointed CEO of Zain Levant in July 2009 and CEO of Zain Jordan in August 2009.  Dr. Al Jaber managed to drive double digit growth in Zain Jordan, despite the fierce competition in Jordan and to position Zain Jordan as a key player in Mobile, Data and Content regionally.

Prior to his new post at Zain he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Paltel Group in 2003 during which he was able to restructure the company towards increased profits and sustained innovation and social responsibility. He increased the company’s profits from USD$ 15 million in 2003 to USD$ 100 million in 2005. Additionally, during his tenor, the Paltel Group became the first company in the country to pioneer the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility introducing Sustainability Practice and Reporting as per the GRI Standards and later on creating the first Corporate Foundation in the country.

In private sector in Palestine, Dr. Al Jaber is the Chairman of the Golden Wheat Mills Company, Chairman of the Board of Wasel Logistics, and a Founder of Al Rafah Bank, the first Mirco-Finance Bank in the region.

He is also a member of the Board of Cairo Amman Bank in Jordan, and is a Member of the Executive Committee at Ayla Jordan.

In September 2010, Dr. Al Jaber was placed in the 62nd position in the Global Telecoms Power 100 list for the year 2010. With this, Dr. Al Jaber was the first Jordanian personality or a telecom executive, to join the prestigious list.

He is a current member of the Arab Business Council and the World Economic Forum, The Arab Technology Forum, Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Founder of the Young Arab Leaders Chapter in Palestine, and today serves as a regional Board

Member of the YAL Organization in Dubai with Chapters in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE.

Dr. Al Jaber is a graduate of Jordan University of Science and Technology, McGill University - Canada, North Western University- Kellogg School of Business Administration, USA, and International School of Management, Paris. He holds a DBA, MBA as well as an BEng and MSC in Engineering. He is a recipient of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum “Best Arab Manager Award for Excellence in Management” for the year 2001, as the leading business executive in Palestine.



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