Monthly Archives: March 2017

Founder & CEO of Silkroad Images, Riham Mahafzah

Succeeding Against the Odds: Silkroad Images Inc

Founder & CEO of Silkroad Images: Riham Mahafzah After more than a decade in the advertising business, Riham Mahafza hit upon her big idea. While creative agencies regularly subscribe to large, international and expensive photo sites like Getty Images and…

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Souq.com CEO

Amazon Scoops up Souq.com

Internet giant Amazon has decided to enter the Middle East’s nascent e-commerce market by striking a deal to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com. The announcement of the deal, which was reportedly worth around $650 million, ended months of speculation about…

Atbaki

Succeeding Against the Odds: Atbaki

By some estimates, women only contribute around 15 percent to Jordan’s overall economy. So it’s no surprise they sadly remain widely underrepresented in the Kingdom’s business world. But despite the many hurdles they face, some female entrepreneurs have managed to…

AIG Female Leadership Conference

IDG Holds Workshop on Female Leadership

The Inspirational Development Group (IDG), a business consultancy, held a workshop for 43 women in Amman last month designed to develop female leadership skills so they are better equipped to improve their performance and face daily challenges. The two-day event…

Mohammad Ali Shahin, CEO of Joswe

Local Pharma: A Model Industry

Mohammad Ali Shahin wears many hats. He is the Chairman of the Jordanian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Medical Appliances (JAPM), and is also the CEO of Jordan Sweden Medical and Sterilization Co. (Joswe) and the chairman of three manufacturers…

the head of the Private Hospitals Association, Dr. Fawzi al Hammouri

Hope in Health Tourism

This month, the head of the Private Hospitals Association, Dr. Fawzi al Hammouri, is organizing a conference designed to push Jordan even further up the global medical tourism league table. Al Hammouri believes we need more of these events to…

Dr. Meteb Wrekat, the director of the Ministry of Health’s Medical Tourism Directorate

A Shot in the Arm: Keeping Medical Tourism Competitive

Jordan remains an important medical tourism market, a reputation that can be maintained if the government tackled the big issues facing the sector. With no less than 65 private hospitals, many boasting cutting edge facilities and first-rate physicians, Jordan has…

refugee crisis

Throwing Good Money After Bad

The IMF continues to provide Jordan with huge loans. But it will be for nothing if the country doesn’t face up to the real problems holding its economy back. Around four years ago, Jordan signed up to a long overdue…