Author Archives: Venture Staff

Suzanne Afanah- Managing Partner at Advvise

Succeeding against the Odds: Suzanne Afanah

Suzanne Afanah- Managing Partner at Advvise Suzanne Afanah is a former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a communications professional and award-winning journalist. She has vast experience as a senior executive in media, television, and mass communications. Afanah won the “Best Political…

Shermine Dajani – Head of Panmed Energy

Succeeding Against the Odds: Shermine Dajani

Shermine Dajani – Head of Panmed Energy A multinational business executive with over 40 years of experience, Shermine Dajani’s strategic planning and business development credentials are backed by an extensive experience in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East….

Ruba Batayneh - CEO and Chairman of The Hub Company

Succeeding Against the Odds: Ruba Batayneh

Ruba Batayneh – CEO and Chairman of The Hub Company Armed with strong faith and ambition, Ruba Batayneh led her creative and devoted team—which grew from just two people to over 40—to create an advertising giant. What does it mean…

Attarat Power Co (APCO) oil shale

Attarat Secures Financing for Oil Shale Power Plant

Attarat Power Co (APCO), a Jordanian affiliate of Estonian-owned Enefit, last month said its plan to construct a $2.1 billion oil shale-fired power plant in Jordan had secured financing from a consortium of Chinese banks. The 470-megawatt plant is now…

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…

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….