Board of Directors
Ms. Maha Ali
HE Ms. Ali served as Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply in 2015/2016, having worked at Jordan’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. Prior to that, in 2010, she was appointed as the Ministry’s Secretary General. She holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering, an MBA and a Trade Policy Diploma. During her ministerial service, Ms. Ali was ranked the 8th most powerful Arab woman in government by Forbes Middle East / 2015.
Dr. Bashar Hawamdeh
MenaITech Founder and CEO is a career-long advocate of innovation who has worked to change the landscape of the MENA region’s technology and HR field for over a decade. In recognition of these and other efforts, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Resource Management from Oxford University in the UK. He is also the Chairman of the Information and Communication Association of Jordan “INTAJ”, along with being Chairman and Co-Founder of the region’s first Human Capital Forum. Dr. Hawamdeh holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Mutah.
Ms. Valentina Qusaisieh
The current CEO of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF), Ms. Qusaisieh is an active member of the Scientific Research Fund board of trusties, and a member of Al-Balqa’ Applied University board of trusties, and a member of College Council at faculty of Arts and Design at University of Jordan. She held the position of Director General of Jordan River Foundation where she played a key role in initiating and supporting youth empowerment and entrepreneurship programs. She holds a Master’s degree in management studies, with a focus on applying business process re-engineering on income-generating projects.
Mr. Maher Qadoura
Mr. Maher Qadoura is a management consultant, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, public speaker and social influencer. Upon retiring as Accenture-Middle East managing partner, he established a number of professional services firms that became regional leaders in the sectors of strategy consulting, system integration and training. He invests and serves on the board of a number of companies in the sectors of knowledge economy, food and beverage, electro-mechanical, retail, micro finance and financial services, in addition to multiple NGOs.