Dr. Ibrahim Saif- CEO

Dr. Ibrahim Saif is the CEO of Jordan Strategy Forum; previously, he served as the Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources from March 2015 to June 2017, and the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation from March 2013 until March 2015. Prior to his appointment as a Minister, Saif was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations. Saif was also a Former Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, and served as the Secretary General of the Economic and Social Council in Jordan. He has taught at both the University of London and Yale University, where he led courses on the economies of the Middle East.

Dr. Ghassan Omet

Head of the Research Department at the Jordan strategy Forum ,a full professor at the Department of Finance / University of Jordan where he has been since 1991. Ghassan received a BA (Economics) from Essex University. MA from University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Finance from Brunel University in 1990. During his career, Professor Omet held several posts including Dean of Economics and Dean of Academic Research. He is the author of many peer-reviewed publications and numerous conference papers. His research focuses on pricing and operational efficiency of stock markets, financing of listed and family firms, financial development, and bank performance.

Eng. Yazan Fanous

Senior Researcher of the Jordan Strategy Forum. He holds an M.Sc. in Energy Studies, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, both from the American University of Beirut (AUB). Previously, he worked as a research consultant in multidisciplinary projects with donor agencies. Mr. Fanous is also a volunteering consultant for the “Light Up a Village” project in Lebanon, implemented by the students of AUB alongside UNDP Lebanon, local municipalities and other relevant entities from the private sector. Prior to his career in Jordan, Fanous joined startup accelerators with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop smart communal spaces, as well as supporting education for refugees in Jordan, both revolving around innovative solutions for technological startups.

Ehsan Al Khasawneh

Economic Researcher at the Jordan strategy Forum. He holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking from Yarmouk University. He has several years of experience in business valuation and analysis of various research and practical projects related to many sectors. Mr.Khasawneh also has a vast experience from conducting and managing feasibility studies and strategic planning.


Amani Kanaan,

Head of  Communication Unit at the forum. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Jordan. Previously, she worked at Easyinfo as a project supervisor, in addition to her work in many institutions to manage the communication of initiatives and projects, and supervise the organization of conferences and events.

Ahmad Al Tal

Informatics Officer at Jordan Strategy Forum, holding a Bachelor's degree in Design and Visual Communication from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, previously worked as a graphic designer at ITBEEP, in addition to his work in advertising and designing the brand identity for  many companies

Samah Abu Samra,

Administrative and financial Officer in the Administrative and Financial Affairs Unit and assistant of the Communication Unit. She holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking from Yarmouk University. Previously, she worked as a coordinator for the diploma program at Jadra University, and has extensive experience in day-to-day management from her work in several companies.






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