Category: Features

Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara

Umniah on the Up

Now that the uncertainty surrounding its possible sale has been put to rest, Umniah is keen to show that it remains one of the big hitters in Jordan’s competitive telecoms market by releasing a package of new services with 4G…

Logistics Software for All

While global logistics companies like FedEx probably have the resources to develop their own in-house data processing systems, this option might not be available to less monolithic rivals. Cofounded by Ibrahim Naouri’s son, Kareem, LogistaaS aims to provide simple-to-use and…

Aqaba Container Terminal (Act) CEO Jeppe Jensen

ACT’s Jeppe Jensen: Harboring Ambitions

Aqaba Container Terminal’s CEO says his company is working hard to support Jordan’s industries and develop Aqaba into the most sustainable gateway into the Levant. By Venture Staff Over the past decade ACT has grown to become a state-of-the-art mainliner…

Iyad Kamal, Aramex COO

Aramex Adapts

Aramex rolls out an ambitious new business plan to tackle its courier challenge and strengthen its B2C model. Aramex turns 34 this year. For the greater part of its life, it was a regular courier company that was always known…

Minister of Transport Ayman Hatahet: Getting Jordan Moving

Jordan’s Transport Minister is excited about the big transportation projects slated to come on line in the near future. Because it’s sandwiched between Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Saudi Arabia, the important role Jordan plays as a trade hub…

The London Conference for Syrian Refugees

Rethinking Relief

As part of efforts to make the Syrian refugee response more sustainable, the WANA Institute is throwing its weight behind a plan that promises to create thousands of jobs for Syrians and help develop Jordan’s economy at the same time. …

What Cheap Oil Means for Us

On paper, record low oil prices should prove to be an economic bonanza for an emerging market energy importer like Jordan. But what’s the reality? By Dina al-Wakeel In 2011, just when it was trying to get back on its…

MadfooatCom: Paying the digital bills

Having set about transforming the way Jordanians pay their bills via its e-Fawateer platform, online payment company MadfooatCom now has its sights set on regional expansion. By Rebecca Irvine When Nasser Saleh returned to Jordan after several years of working…

tax

Too Much of a Good Thing

An over reliance on foreign aid has allowed successive governments to put off taking the tough steps needed to create a truly sustainable economy. For the sake of Jordan’s future, this has to change. By Laith al-Qasem Jordan is a…

tourism

Tourism SOS

Despite the big international marketing drive that was recently undertaken by the Jordan Tourism Board, other players in the Kingdom’s tourism sector still say a much more concerted strategy is needed to help them escape their slump. By Rebecca Irvine It’s…