Amman

Meet the Leader Sessions - Amman Hub

Event Date: 
22 Apr 2014

The GSC introduced a beautiful concept to us Shapers of "Meet the Leader" sessions. It's a very amazing, beneficial session were insight is gained and collaborations start! 

Because of Meet the Leader's beauty and impact, we decided to adopt the same concept for the Amman Hub! So we held our first "Meet the Leader" session with Dr. Omar Razzaz which lasted for about an hour and a half. 

We thought it would be nice to share this info with the GSC, and hopefully other hubs could do the same in their city. 

A little bit about Dr. Omar Razzaz:

* Education: PhD in Planning, minor in Economics, Harvard; Post-doctorate, Harvard Law School. 

* Careers include: 
Assistant Professor in the International Development Program and Regional Planning Program @ MIT. 

2002-06, Country Manager for Lebanon's Country Office of the World Bank, with experience covering areas of private sector development and infrastructure finance.

2006-10, Director-General of Jordan's Social Security Corporation. 

2011-12, led the national team responsible for the preparation of the National Employment Strategy. 

Currently: 
- Chair of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah II Fund for Development.
- Chair of the Jordan Strategy Forum. 

Lastly, Dr Omar is the author of publications in refereed journals.