Board of Trustees | Crown Prince Foundation

Board of Trustees

Ghassan Elia Nuqul - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Crown Prince Foundation

Ghassan E. Nuqul is the Chairman of Fine Hygienic Holding; one of the major investors and biggest industrial groups in the Middle East.

Mr. Nuqul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Purdue University, USA.

He is Chairman of the Boards of, Delta Insurance Co., Universal Modern Industries Co., Nuqul Automotive, Integrated Automotive, Nuqul Engineering & Contracting Co., Quality Printing Press Co., Packaging Industries Co., and US Global Ventures.

Mr. Nuqul is a member of several governmental councils and committees as well as personally involved in several local and international business associations and not-for-profit organizations and initiatives. Among these are the Board of Central Bank of Jordan, the National Council for Competitiveness and Innovation, the Advisory Board on Partnership between Private and Public Sector, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (Ex. Board Member), the Jordan Strategy Forum, and the Jordan Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Mr. Nuqul also served on the Economic Consultative Council to HM King Abdullah II and participated in developing the National Agenda as Chairman of the Employment Support and Vocational Training Theme.

Omar Maani - Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Crown Prince Foundation

Omar Maani is a businessman and reform driven politician serving in the Jordanian house of senate. Mr. Maani also served as Mayor of Amman, the capital of Jordan, for five years from 2006 during which his proactive approach to urban and community planning and development received global recognition. Prior to his tenure, he was the founder and Chairman of Maani Group, a private sector manufacturing group which he led for the past 30 years. In 2005, he was appointed Vice-Chairman of Vocational Training & Employment for the National Agenda.

From 2002-2006 he served as Board Member with the Social Security Investment Fund and was mandated to act as a trustee of the people’s resources. As a committed businessman and entrepreneur with the vision that economic growth can contribute to the well-being of the country, Mr. Maani served from 2000-2002 on the Board of Directors for the Amman Chamber of Industry. He was also among a small group of founding members of the Young Entrepreneurs Association and is a board member of INJAZ, an association that brings business skills to youth in the region. Mr. Maani completed his BSc in Civil Engineering from the United Kingdom and MSc in Construction Management from the United States. 

Adey Salamin - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Adey Salamin is the Founder of iMENA Group — a company operating online and mobile businesses for consumers and enterprises in MENA markets — and CEO of — a leading online marketplace platform in the MENA region for selling, buying or advertising goods and services. He has led strategic advisory projects for MENA companies’ technology commercialization, market entry, deal sourcing and structuring in Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Libya. In previous years, Mr. Salamin worked as VP and a member of the investment team at the Abraaj Group and also worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers LP in New York and New Jersey. Over the course of his career, he has served as a judge and mentor for the MIT Arab Student Organization, the MENA 100 Business Plan with OECD, the MSFT Imagine Cup and the Wharton Arab Business Plan competition. Mr. Salamin holds a Finance and Accounting Certificate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Engineering.

Bayan Tal - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Bayan Tal is the senior adviser at the Jordan Media Institute where she also manages the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Program which seeks to integrate MIL into schools and universities and actively engage all sectors of society in the Kingdom.

Tal has more than 40 years of experience in media and communication. She began her career at the age of 17 as a broadcast journalist, anchor, and later executive, during 25 years of service at the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTVC).

In 2005, she was charged with establishing the Government Communication Department at the Prime Ministry and was part of a team that drafted The National Agenda – a 10-year comprehensive reform program for Jordan. She moved to the Royal Hashemite Court in 2006 as Director of International Media and Communication for His Majesty King Abdullah II. Tal returned to JRTVC in 2010 as the first female Director General, where her efforts focused on applying professional standards and restoring public confidence in the public service broadcaster.

Faisal Hakki - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Faisal Hakki is Managing Director at AB Ventures, the FinTech focused early-stage Venture Capital arm of Arab Bank.

Prior to joining AB Ventures, Mr. Hakki was the CEO of Oasis500 – the leading seed-stage investment fund and accelerator in Jordan. He also held senior positions at Accelerator Technology Holdings, Arab Advisors Group and Fastlink covering the domains of venture investing, equity research and management accounting. In between, he also launched his own startup and has served as a board member of several establishments including the IT association of Jordan – Int@j and TechWorks, a Crown Prince Foundation Initiative.

Mr. Hakki holds an Agri-Economics and Business Bachelors’ degree from the University of Jordan and an MBA from the University of Sunderland. Also, he is a 2018 Innovation Eisenhower Fellow.

Ghadeer Khuffash - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Ghadeer Khuffash is a workforce and women’s rights activist with a passion for EFE’s mission and a long-term, strategic vision for addressing youth unemployment in Jordan and throughout the MENA region. Trained academically as an engineer and prior to joining EFE-Jordan, Khuffash worked as the Executive Director at Luminus Group, and as a Business Acquisition Manager at DAI. She is now the CEO for Education for Employment- Jordan (EFE-Jordan), a nonprofit organization that is part of network affiliates in Washington, Madrid, Dubai, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, and Palestine.

EFE-Jordan works on empowering youth with the needed soft and technical skills and then links them with the private sector with jobs, as well as it provides training for self-employment, based on a demand-driven approach. Under Khuffash’s leadership, EFE-Jordan’s team, outreach, and implementing capacity has increased dramatically, and EFE-Jordan’s continues to establish itself as a national leader in creating economic opportunities for unemployed youth in Jordan.

Muna Sukhtian - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Muna Sukhtian started her career as a management consultant in the United States and returned to Jordan to work in her family’s pharmaceutical business. With a passion for social service, she then served as Chief of Staff to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah.

She is currently the Managing Director of Microfund for Women (MFW), a not-for-profit company that primarily serves low-income women who are unable to access the services of conventional financial institutions. Today, MFW has around 750 employees who serve 150,000 beneficiaries, 96% of them women, through 61 branches across Jordan. The organization has received many regional and international awards.

Ms. Sukhtian is the Co-Chair of Women’s World Banking Board of Trustees, founding board member of Sanadcom for Business Finance, she is also a board member at GMS Holdings, Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, and Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation. Ms. Sukhtian has previously served on the boards of the Washington-based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion; The Queen Rania Teacher Academy; Greater Amman Municipality; and The Royal Film Commission-Jordan.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and MBA from INSEAD. 

Saad Nabil Mouasher - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Mr. Saad Nabil Mouasher is currently the Chairman of Jordan Ahli Bank and is focused on World Class Governance Reform, the deployment of a true “shared prosperity” strategy that delivers holistic and sustainable value to all stakeholders, and disruptive innovation that is supported by a continuous learning and agile corporate culture.

Mr. Mouasher is also Managing Partner of AlNabil – a private, holding company with diversified investment interests in financial services, food & hospitality ventures, and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Mouasher is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is also a member of Endeavor Venture corps as well as the Young Presidents Organization.

In addition, he is an active mentor and start-up investor and focuses particularly on global, innovation-driven start-ups and businesses with positive and disruptive industry potential. Mr. Mouasher is also a founder and/or served on the board of many non-profit organizations, including The Queen Rania Foundation for Education Reform, the Jordan Strategy Forum, Endeavor, and Naua (the region’s first social impact platform focusing on philanthropy and volunteerism). He earned his BA in Economics from North-western University and his MBA from Stanford University.

Waleed Abdel Qader Al-Tarawneh - Board Member of the Crown Prince Foundation

Waleed Abdel Qader Al-Tarawneh, was born in Al Karak and has more than 18 years of experience managing development programs funded by multi-international donors such as: USAID, the US Department of Labor, the US Department of State, the European Union, and various private-sector donors, mostly focusing his expertise and efforts on engaging the public and private sectors in business and economic development as well as on improving education. Al-Tarawneh has been responsible for overseeing program operations, providing strategic directions and technical assistance, and directly supervising as many as 100 staff members.

Since 2010, he has been Global Communities’ Country Director in Jordan, prior to that he worked with many international organizations such as: Save the Children, Counterpart International, and Academy for Educational Development. Since 2016, Mr. Al-Tarawneh became the President and CEO of Partners for Good for which he brought extensive knowledge, expertise and track record of projects within the following areas: Education development, supporting and developing SMEs projects, entrepreneurship, governance and participation in decision-making, mechanisms for employing youth and women as well as child and marginalized groups protection.

Al-Tarawneh is a Board Member of VITAS Jordan, a micro credit company, and he sits on many local and international committees focusing on youth empowerment and positive citizen engagement.

Al-Tarawneh earned a master’s degree in Economics, a higher diploma in economic studies, and a B.A. in Economics and Public Relations.