Dr Bashar Hawamdeh, Chairman of the Information and Communication Association of Jordan, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Jordan. High Commissioner Hawamdeh represents Jordan in the Global Innovation and Technology Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
A firm believer in intellectual property (IP), product roadmaps, and brand development, Dr Bashar Hawamdeh has become a Middle Eastern IP pioneer. Bashar launched MenaIP, a holding entity, with the objective of encouraging creative minds to come up with innovative ideas related to the IT sector. He also created the well-known brand MenaITech’s HCIS, the first localized HCIS in the MENA region; it has been implemented in more than 10 countries by over 1,200 enterprises such as Vodafone, Jazeera Satellite Channels, Olayyan group, Zain, Emaar and many more. Bashar’s areas of expertise cover HR systems development, project management, process improvement and redesign, business development, and IT applications in organisations. In addition, he has hands-on experience in several areas of management consulting and training, which has enabled him to develop business-centric IT products and services. In October 2007, Bashar received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Resource Management from Oxford College for PhD Studies based on his extraordinary achievements in his field in Jordan and the MENA region. Bashar is currently 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. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Mutah, Jordan. An accomplished entrepreneur, Bashar has a never-ending drive to get things done on time, regardless of effort and cost, rendering him a true leader and innovator.
Moutasem Mismar, Board member at AIB, has been appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Mismar will represent Jordan in the Global Startup Committee of the Grand Assembly.
Over 25 years of experience in Banking Operations, SME Credit and microfinance • Certified Trainer of Trainers / Master trainer by NGO Management School – Switzerland • Certified Trainer of Trainers / Master trainer by the American Bankers Association - USA • Occupied several positions in outstanding Banks and financial institutions: 1. Banking / Microfinance Consultant & Master Trainer at IFC – WORLD BANK Group 1. Deputy General Manager at CHF Int’l–Middle East Micro Credit / VITAS Jordan 2. Operations manager/Senior restructuring manager - JCBank 3. Head of SME & Retails Credit - Societe Generale Bank 4. Senior credit and operations officer - The Arab Bank Plc. • Consultant / Master Trainer to : 2. Frankfurt school for business and management - Germany 3. Business & Finance Consulting (BFC) – Switzerland 4. Institute of Banking - Saudi Monetary Authority ( SAMA ) – Saudi Arabia 5. Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences – MENA Region • Holds BA in Business Administration - Yarmouk University • Holds professional Certifications from: - NGO Management School – Switzerland in Training the Trainers - American Bankers Association – USA in Training the Trainers - Frankfurt Business School-Germany in Home Improvement financing - Micro Finance Center- Poland in Microfinance - Academy for Educational Development -USA in financial planning - Isra University - Jordan in Insurance and re Insurance - Jordan Management Institute- Jordan in Trade finance