Category: Features

KAMA founder Jumana Jacir

Succeeding Against the Odds: Kama Local Gourmet

Kama Founder: Jumana Jacir When Jumana Jacir noticed a gap in the premium branding and packaging market, she decided to combine her passion and her own background as a designer to create her own startup. Jacir’s concept is to package…

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…

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…

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…

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

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: CMA CGM

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…