ArchBishop Dr. Hosam Naoum
The Most Rev. Dr. Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem extends over five countries — Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel — and consists of twenty-eight congregations, and more than thirty charitable institutions, including two major hospitals, several clinics, and rehabilitation centers, and more than a dozen schools. On 14 June 2020, Father Hosam was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop in Jerusalem at The Cathedral of St. George the Martyr, the Mother Church of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem. On May 13, 2021, he was installed as the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, and the fifteenth Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem. Bishop Naoum was born in Galilee and educated and earned his undergraduate degree at the College of the Transfiguration and Rhodes University, both in Grahamstown, South Africa. He earned both Master's and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary in the United States of America. Previously he served as rector at St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church in Zababdeh, and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Nablus and Rafidia from 1997- 2006, and then as rector for the Arabic speaking congregation at the Cathedral of St. George beginning in 2005, he also was the acting Dean of the Cathedral from 2007-2009. In 2012, he became the first non-English incumbent to serve as Dean of the Cathedral. He and his wife Rafa have three children. Archbishop Naoum is a strong advocate for education and training. He strongly believes that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Through education, capacity building, and training, we will make a difference and become agents of transformation.
Senator Haifa Najjar
A prominent figure in the educational realm, takes a definitive endeavor to reshape education in Jordan. A Senator in the Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament (Jordanian Senate) for the third session, the Superintendent of Ahliyyah & Mutran, she was selected amongst the most powerful women in Jordan in the Jordan Business Magazine in 2008 and 2014, and amongst the most 200 powerful women in the Arab World in Forbes Middle East Magazine in 2014. She is also a member of King Abdullah Fund for Development (KAFD) Board of Trustees for the second session, the head of the Technical Committee of The Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, the head of the Technical Committee of Shoman Award for Children’s Literature, member of the Council of Education in Jordan, a member of the National Committee for Human Resources Development, a member of the Board of Trustees of Jordan Museum, a member of National Committee of the Higher Council for Curriculum Development, and a member of Amman’s US Sister Cities High Committee. Mrs. Najjar was the President of the Business and Professional Women Association in Amman, a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the King’s Academy, in addition to many others. Internationally, Mrs. Najjar is an elected member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). She was an elected member of the IB Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC-IBO), the IB International Heads Representative Committee (IHRC-IBO), the IB Regional Advisory Committee (RAC-IBO), the IB Advisory Board for the International Directors (Heads Council-IB) and the IB Strategic Advisory Board for the Regional Directors (Regional Council-IB) (IBAEM Region). She was also chairwoman of the Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC) from 2006-2007. Mrs. Najjar has received many awards including the Founding Trustee Award presented by His Majesty King Abdullah II and King’s Academy in appreciation of her educational services, the Order of Civil Merit from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain in recognition of her valuable contribution, role and efforts in promoting relations between the two kingdoms (June 2017),the French Order of the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France (April, 2018), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Award for the Promotion of International Education, The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship granted by The Archbishop of Canterbury (June 2017), the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Shield for the continuous service, and Certificate of Honors from The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad
Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad is currently the Priest-in-Charge of the Redeemer Church – Jabal Amman, Vice-Chairman of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, Chairman of the Board of the Awareness Association– Jordan, International Consultant for the Awareness Association, UK, Regional Consultant (Middle East) for the Awareness Association, the Middle, Appeal Judge in the Episcopal Church, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Ahliyyah and Mutran School, Member of the Administrative Board of the Bible Society, Member of the National Committee for Mental Health of WHO and the Ministry of Health, and Member of the Council of the Mayor working for the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese. Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad also served as Priest-in-Charge of the St. Paul Church - Ashrafieh/ Amman, Priest-in-Charge of John the Baptist Church / Irbid. 1989-1994, Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Savior/Zarqa 1994-2010 Priest-in-Charge of the Foreign Community Church, Amman, 1998-2001, President of the Savior Episcopal School 1994-2010, Rapporteur of the Episcopal Diocese Church Youth Committee 1991-2001, Member of the Department of Christian Education - Association of Churches of the Middle East 1995-2005, Reporter of the Youth Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches, Jordan, 1991-2001, Judge of the Church Court, 1991-2004, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in the Middle East Council of Churches /Jordan (-2006), Member of Mizan Association (Lawyers for Human Rights) and Consultant in the Advisory Council, Founder and Director of the Episcopal Cultural Center/ Irbid, Secretary of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese 2005-2010, and President of the Artistic Heritage Society of the Eastern Church.
Dr. Maen Nsour
Dr. Maen F. Nsour is President and CEO of the Arab Potash Company (APC) since April 23, 2019. Before his current position he was Senior Advisor for Business Development and Strategies at APC since September 2017. Dr. Nsour was a member of the Board of Directors of APC for the period between August 2013 and August 2017 representing the Social Security Investment Fund. Dr. Nsour was General-Director and Deputy-Chairman of the Jordanian Social Security Corporation (SSC). He was also Acting President of the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF). Dr. Nsour was Chief-of-Staff and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan. He was also a member of the Economic and Financial Ministerial Committee. In his capacity as Chief-of-Staff and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Nsour served as the principal adviser to the Prime Minister, offering strategic and tactical advice to the Prime Minister on policy matters and on the implementation of the government's strategic plans and programs. Dr. Nsour was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jordan Investment Board (JIB). JIB is the government agency responsible for attracting investments, supporting exports, and creating an investment-conducive economic environment. Dr. Nsour was Senior Regional Programs Adviser at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. He was also Director of Policy Planning and Economic Studies at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Jordan. Dr. Nsour served his military service at the Jordanian Public Security Department. Dr. Nsour received a Ph.D. in public policy/political economy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. He attended George Mason University as a Thomas Jefferson Fellow – a full scholarship awarded through the US Government. In 2010 George Mason University granted him the Alumni of the Year Award. Dr. Nsour is a graduate of the Bishop's School.
Mrs. Samia Salfiti
Graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in History. She worked briefly with the Central Bank of Jordan, after which she got married and had her three boys. Upon coming back to Jordan after the civil war of Lebanon, Samia dedicated her time to volunteerism. She was long time Chair and one-time President of the Young Women’s Christian Association that worked diligently in the Palestinian refugee camp in Baqa. Samia also served for two terms on the Municipal Council of Amman. Additionally, she is a past member of the National Center for Human Rights and a former Board member of the Royal Film Commission. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Children’s Museum of Jordan and a member of the Board of the Ahliyya and Bishop School, where she chairs the New Building Committee. She is currently a member of the Jordanian chapter of the International Women’s Forum; a U.S. based women’s movement.
Mr. Naeem Musharbash
Mr. Musharbash Holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting. He is a Partner and General Manager of Musharbash Exchange Company. Mr. Musharbash is a board member of the Ahliyyah and Bishop’s Schools, mayor of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, mayor of the Redeemer Evangelical Episcopal Church in Amman, member of the properties committee in the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, honorary treasure at the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, member of the Municipality Security Council / City Center Council, member of the Friends of the Criminal Investigation Unit, and a traffic volunteer assistant at Jordan Central Traffic Department. Mr. Musharbash was a former member of the Jordanian Exchange Association.
Ms. Samar Nassar Zuroub
A management professional that enjoys combining her experience in organizational management with her passion for youth development and sports, to successfully drive businesses and enhance corporate / organizational productivity. Samar Nassar was granted the “Winner for Asia” title in the 3rd IOC Women and Sports Award, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentine on Saturday, October 6, 2018, for her efforts in enriching women’s role in sports, including establishing football programs for Syrian girls at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Nassar is a two-time Olympic swimmer (2000 and 2004), a Board Member of the Jordan Football Association, she also served as CEO of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Local Organizing Committee that handled Jordan's hosting of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
Mr. Yazan Majaj
Managing Director of Q Perspective, a human development consultancy specialising in design, implementation and evaluation of development projects, training and research. An accomplished Socioeconomic and Business Development Specialist with public and private sector experience in training and capacity building, CSR and PPPs, socioeconomic services development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, community and target group outreach, strategic planning, resource mobilization, finance, and human resources. Specialties: Field research, quantitative and qualitative analysis and results-based reporting; Monitoring and Evaluation and results-based assessment; Specialized training and facilitation of workshops targeting local communities; Realistic understanding of needs of vulnerable groups; Gender mainstreaming and youth empowerment; Strategic planning and Comparative advantage analysis; Proposal writing and resource mobilization.
Mrs. Samia Doany
Samia Hissen Doany is a semi-retired educationist of long standing who still loves writing, reading and linguistics. She is also a free-lance educational consultant who is quite active in her field and welcomes opportunities to assist in education and academics whenever needed. Her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and her bilingual Arabic-English proficiency have been a blessing in both the appreciation of these two literatures - as well as others in translation - and in the ability to write well and with passion in both these languages. Her long and varied sojourn and accrued experience in each of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and the USA have provided her with an exciting in-depth knowledge of different worlds and cultures that are often at odds yet are basically similar. Her good fortune of teaching literature in both languages to senior students of high school over several years was itself an education and a revelation that left its indelible mark on her life. She still advises, writes, reads, lectures, and enjoys life fully.
Mrs. Zina Khoury
Zina Khoury is a graduate of the Ahliyyah School for Girls. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from UK, then she started her career in IBM Company, and moved between several companies, such as Prime Computer, the Royal Scientific Society, and Palestine Hospital. Mrs. Khoury has participated as a board member in many different organizations, such as Post Master, International Ikebana Association, International Public Speaking, and Toastmaster, and she has been a board member of the the Ahliyyah School for Girls and the Bishop’s School for Boys since 2017 until today. Mrs. Khoury is interested in charity works and she is an active member of many charity events, such as the Society for Brain and Nerve Care Charity, and others.
Eng. Elias Kawar
Eng. Elias Kawar is the General Manager and Managing Partner of Maani Furniture Company which operates in Jordan and the MENA region. He has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and management in Jordan. He is also a board member of Maani Ventures, a holding company which has 7 companies under its umbrella, in addition to other family businesses that he oversees. Mr. Kawar is a board member of the Jordan Exporters Association, a founding member of JFEMA (Jordan Furniture Exporters and Manufacturers Association) and an active member in the Amman Chamber of Industry, as well as various other associations and societies. Mr. Kawar has served on various boards and committees that are affiliated with the Evangelical Episcopal Church institutions and he is currently a board member of Theodore Schneller School. He holds a degree in Engineering from the UK and has attended various senior management courses during the course of his career.
Mr. Tawfeeq Salem
Mr. Saleem is the senior partner in the Salem Law Firm which has been provising legal services for a wide range of reputable Jordanian and international clients / companies since 1967. The firm specializes in General Practice, Administrative, Agency Law, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Company Law, Construction Contracting, Telecommunications, Intellectual property , Copyright, Corporate, Employment, Foreign Investment, Privatizations/Private Public Partnerships, Restructuring, Liquidations, Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Joint Ventures, Landlord and Tenant, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securities, Tort, Trademarks, and Civil Litigation before all Courts, and Arbitration. The firm has been engaged in recommending and implementing legal reforms in various areas of the law and has participated in many Jordanian and international Associations. Mr. Saleem acts not only as a board member for Ahliyyah & Mutran but also as the chief legal council for the school in all legal matters.