Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

Dina is Venture Magazine's Senior Associate. She can be reached at dina@venture-mag.com.

To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

This article appeared in the March, 2014 edition of Venture.   Even as Jordanian businesses continue to struggle under difficult economic conditions, franchises continue to survive and, in many cases, thrive.   By Jane Hosking While buying a franchise may not…

We’re Lovin’ It

While McDonald’s might be striving to maintain its dominant position in other parts of the world, the owner of the fast food giant’s Jordanian franchise says business has never been better. By Dina al-Wakeel Last year, McDonald’s reported falls in…

The Arab Potash Company: Did Privatization Work?

This article appeared in the April, 2014 edition of Venture.   More than a decade has passed since the Arab Potash Company was partly sold off under Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. Was it a wise move? By Dina al-Wakeel Jordan’s controversial…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Nadia Shahin

General Manager of Amin Kawar and Sons, Shipping and Transportation Nadia Shahin has earned the quiet hour she enjoys each morning. After 30 years working for Kawar Group and raising two children, she now relishes the cup of coffee she…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Mary Nazzal

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom.   Deputy Chairperson at the Landmark Hotel, a Barrister, a Founding…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen

Succeeding in Jordan’s business world can be tough, and doubly so if you happen to be a woman. For this edition of Venture, we decided to feature some of the remarkable women that managed to climb to the top of…

Izzat Marji Sees Big Demand for Solar Power Systems

Solar power system provider Izzat Marji said demand for its products is growing rapidly as homes and small to medium sized businesses finally begin taking advantage of Jordan’s Renewable Energy Law. Between 2013 and 2014, the Director of Izzat Marji’s…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Ruba Batayneh

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. CEO of the Hub Ruba Batayneh is widely considered to be…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Nadia Al Saeed

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Bank al Etihad General Manager Nadia al Saeed assumed the position…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Doha Abdelkhaleq

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner and Executive Director of Eskadenia. Doha Abdelkhaleq is the…