Tag: business

Merza Hussain Hasan, Regional Head of World Bank

Strong Support

The regional head of the World Bank says his organization stands ready to help Jordan meet its potential. As well as Jordan, Merza Hussain Hasan oversees World Bank projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar,…

Amazon buys Whole Foods

Venture Explains: Why did Amazon buy Whole Foods?

What’s happened? Internet retail giant Amazon has just agreed to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. What’s the motivation behind the deal? Even though it built its name in e-commerce, Amazon has recently been experimenting with brick-and-mortar stores,…

Friends of BADIR

BADIR: United Towards a Brighter, Shared Future

Launched in 2011 with the shared goal of capitalizing on the Kingdom’s wealth of innovative ideas from its creative youth population, Starbucks’ BADIR social entrepreneurship support program has proudly established an exemplary model of beneficial partnerships and their power to…

Rasha Manna, the Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan on challenges facing startups

Start up Jordan

Rasha Manna, the managing director of the entrepreneur support group Endeavor Jordan, lays out the challenges facing the Kingdom’s startups, and what it takes to overcome them. The one major difficulty Endeavor faces in Jordan is pipeline—finding companies that meet…

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

Despite an ever-changing business landscape, OFFTEC Holding Group CEO Basim Said says the company has continually managed to adapt to the needs of its multi-sector clients. Offering everything from office furniture to software and security solutions in Jordan and the region,…

Mirek Dusek, the head of MENA for the WEF

WEF: Meeting of Minds

The MENA edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) returns to Jordan this month with a theme of enabling generational transformation. By Dominika Bzduchova Hundreds of top decision-makers from around the world will meet at the Dead Sea on May…

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….

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…

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…