Category: Interviews


Towards Jordan’s Sustainable Growth

Tackles issues relating to Jordan’s economic reform, sustainable growth and the Syrian refugee crisis. The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) is tackling issues in various fields including economic growth, education, and improving the standards of living of the…


A Jordanian-Musical Prodigy

Karim Said was born in Amman, Jordan in 1988. At the age of 11, he moved to, London, England to study piano, composition, and conducting in Purcell School of Music and later at the Royal Academy of Music. He received…



Optimiza CEO Majed Sifri believes the best is yet to come for his company, the technology market, and Jordan. Optimiza is a Jordanian company that hardly needs an introduction. It’s a leading digital transformation solutions provider that supports hundredsof regional…

ORANGE Jordan: Connecting the Community

Venture caught Orange Jordan’s CEO Thierry Marigny for this interview where he talked about Orange’s latest product offerings, its fiber optic network, its business challenges and long-term plans for Jordan. Tell us about your personal journey in the telecom world….


Business Networking through Facebook

Thousands of women from Jordan and across the region have signed up to a business networking page on Facebook. By Dina Al Wakeel  Although networking Facebook page Women in Business was only created in March last year, it’s so far…


Parachute16 Works to Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

After a series of ventures he founded failed to gain traction, Ghassan Halawa finally found success with an innovative consulting firm that offers help and advice to budding entrepreneurs, Parachute16. By Nada Atieh Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhny Ghassan Halawa’s…


Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the arm of the tech giant that provides on-demand cloud computing, is finally eyeing the Middle East market and plans to expand its services through more offices and partners. By Dina Al Wakeel AWS  held its…

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Capturing Investor Interest

The man responsible for boosting investor interest in Jordan is confident more FDI is on the way. According to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), foreign direct investment in the Kingdom increased by 7.2 percent in 2017, reaching JD1,182 billion,…

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein

HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein on the importance of SOFEX. Jordan hosted the toughest and most highly trained special forces from around the world for SOFEX again in May. In this exclusive interview, the chairman of the SOFEX board, HRH…

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Transforming Taxation

Jacob Rabie, an Ernst & Young partner, discusses why a sound and fair tax policy is needed to boost investment in Jordan and Iraq. Jacob Rabie joined EY Jordan in 2010, bringing a complementary skill set to the Jordan/Iraq tax…