Category: Interviews

The Work Ahead for the ILO

The International Labour Organization’s newly-appointed regional chief has big plans to improve the lot of workers in Jordan over 2016 and beyond. By Rebecca Irvine With its mission to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection,…

TechWadi Eyes Start-Up Potential

Google’s Sharif El-Badawi sees signs of a tech eco-system forming in the region—and Jordan is right at the heart of it. By Camilla Caraccio When he’s not spotting and nurturing talent in his role as a partner lead to VCs…

Haitam Giat, Yes Atlas Founder

The University Matchmaker

The head of Yes Atlas says his educational consultancy agency is helping more and more students from across the Middle East secure their higher education overseas. By Rebecca Irvine After Haitam Giat attended university in Australia, he spotted a gap…

A Storage Solution for Renewables

Jordan’s solar and wind projects won’t live up to their full potential if they can’t find a way to store the energy they produce. The AES Corporation’s country manager says his company has a pioneering battery-based solution. By Laith Abou-Ragheb…

Liwwa: Looking to Lend More

After securing a crucial round of funding from investors, CEO of peer-to-peer lender liwwa says he’s ready to further expand the platform’s reach across the region. By Jane Hosking The region’s SMEs have long had a hard time securing finance,…

A High Value Visit

India’s Ambassador to Jordan said his President’s recent visit to the Kingdom crowns efforts to significantly boost trade between the two countries. By Jane Hosking Following the high profile visit of India’s President Pranab Mukherjee to Jordan last month, plans…

Minister of Energy Ibrahim Saif on Future Fuels

Jordan’s energy minister is convinced sun and wind power hold one of the keys to energy independence. By Dina al-Wakeel Decision makers seem to have finally realized that part of the solution to Jordan’s pressing energy challenge lies in diversifying…

A Cleaner Way to Refine

France’s Le Gaz Integral has helped slash emissions at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s Zarqa facility. By Elisa Oddone Harmful sulfur dioxide emissions have almost been eliminated at Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company’s (JPRC) Zarqa facility after Le Gaz Integral recently replaced…

Construction Woes

The head of Jordan’s contractors association says his members are starting to suffer due to a downturn in their sector. By Dina Al Wakeel According to the Department of Statistics, the number of building licenses issued during the first five…

Nissan Kicks Up a Gear

Despite tough operating conditions, Nissan Middle East has been notching up record sales. By Ghaith Madadha Nissan Middle East sold a record-breaking 219,129 units in the 2014 financial year, up 3.3 percent on 2013. In Jordan, it managed to shift…