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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…

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)

QAIA Hits Passenger Record in 2016

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) dealt with a record number of passengers during 2016. Annual passenger traffic rose 4.4 percent to just over 7.4 million, Airport International Group, the company that manages QAIA, said in a statement. Aircraft movement rose…

Orange Jordan CEO Jerome Henique

Orange Enhances the Local Telecom Scene

Orange is a provider of integrated communications that has, since entering the Jordanian market in 1998, become a leader and a staple of the telecommunications sector in Jordan. Venture spoke with Orange Jordan CEO Jérôme Hénique about the origin of…

Sanofi’s Country Manager for Jordan and Palestine, Rami Nassar

Edging the Market with Innovation

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Sanofi-Aventis engages in research, development, manufacture, and marketing in the medical field. They operate in more than 100 countries and have a focus on chronic diseases. Sanofi boasts a commitment to the health…

Ahmad Armoush, Chairman of CMA CGM Jordan

Smooth Sailing

The CMA CGM shipping group was founded in Marseille in 1978 with a single ship operating between Syria, Lebanon, France, and Italy. Since then, it has grown to serve over 420 of the world’s 521 commercial ports, making it one…

Adil Ouriaghli, Total Jordan Managing Director

Total On Top

With the entrance of international companies like Total breaking the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s (JPRC) long-held monopoly, Jordan’s fuel market has undergone significant change over the past decade. Increased competition has also led to substantial upgrade in the quality of…

Dnata

Dnata: Feeding the Fleets

Dnata’s operation in Jordan served a record 3 million meals to passengers last year, another sign of our growing appetite for air travel. By Celine Al Khaldi Ever wonder why you often crave a glass of spicy tomato juice with…

Saxo Bank: 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2017

Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars, and Italian banks turn out to be the best performing equity asset class? Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist,…

The French School in Amman's Principal, Sylvette Bouché

The French Ideal

The French School in Amman (LFA) will be celebrating 45 years of teaching in Jordan next year; its first iteration was founded in 1972 in Jabal Amman, and moved to the first of their two current campuses (elementary school in…