H.E Mrs. Nesreen Barakat

Mrs. Barakat is the CEO of the Jordan Strategy Forum. Previously she was the founder and managing director of To-Excel Consulting. An innovative boutique company that was established in 2006 to provide evidence-based services in the fields of strategic planning, socio-economic development, and recovery, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

Mrs. Barakat has more than 25 years of professional experience in the areas of economic and social development, working with government, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector in Jordan. She is currently a Member of the Central Bank of Jordan Board of Directors, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Jordan's National Center for Human Rights (NCHR).

Earlier, she served as a Minister of Social Development, Minister of Public Sector Development and General Director of the National Aid Fund. She was also a City Council Member of Greater Amman Municipality.

Mrs. Barakat was awarded the Forbes 200 most powerful Arab women in 2014. She holds an MBA degree from Durham University Business School in the UK, and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Jordan


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.

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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