Monthly Archives: April 2017

smart city

The Gender Gap

Despite all the initiatives and grand plans of recent years, the number of women in tech is falling. The global percentage of women working in technology-related professions is actually lower today than it was two years ago. It’s quite disappointing…

Nour Jabassini - Director and Partner at TactiX Strategic ConsultingNour Jabassini - Director and Partner at TactiX Strategic Consulting

Succeeding Against the Odds: Nour Jabassini

Nour Jabassini – Director and Partner at TactiX Strategic Consulting Jabassini has been working in the field of Media and Communications since 2005. It is in huge part due to Jabassini’s vision that TactiX has achieved the international status it…

Nadia Al Saeed, CEO of Bank al Etihad

Succeeding Against the Odds: Nadia Al Saeed

Nadia Al Saeed, CEO of Bank al Etihad Nadia Al Saeed has been the CEO of Bank al Etihad since 2008, after having worked with Mckinsey & Co. to develop a new growth strategy for the bank. Al Saeed also…

Manal Jarrar - National Insurance Company General Manager

Succeeding Against the Odds: Manal Jarrar

Manal Jarrar – National Insurance Company General Manager Manal Jarrar probably knows the insurance sector like the back of her hand. She has been in the business since 1990, working with four different insurance companies. She has been with the…

jihadist

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…

Hector Rodriguez, Regional Risk Officer, CEMEA, Visa

Visa: Prioritizing Payment Safety

When it comes to the future of e-commerce in Jordan, Visa’s regional risk officer believes growth and security must go hand in hand. By Dina Al Wakeel Visa organized a forum on risk management in Amman last month to examine…

Dana Shuqom - AMIDEAST’s Country Director

Succeeding Against the Odds: Dana Shuqom

Dana Shuqom – AMIDEAST’s Country Director Dana Shuqom has been AMIDEAST’s Country Director since 2012. She has successfully stimulated growth in clients, beneficiaries, and revenue. Shuqom previously worked as the executive director of the Business and Professional Women’s Association in…

Snapchat's Founder Evan Speigel

Venture Explains: Snap’s Mega IPO

What is it? Snap, the owner of Snapchat, the hugely popular vanishing messaging app, is expected to go public this month at a vertiginous valuation of around $25 billion, the biggest IPO for a US tech company since Facebook’s historic…

Al Hudhud's Cofounder: Shaima Al-Bishtawi

Succeeding Against the Odds: Al Hudhud, Creative Content for Children

Al Hudhud’s Cofounder: Shaima Al-Bishtawi Being a passionate mother who is always on the look out for a different Arabic creative content to provide for her children, Shaima Al-Bishtawi decided to take the lead, and start producing her own stories….