IAA Board of Directors

Mr. Iyad Kamal

 Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Iyad Kamal up to June 2020 was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aramex, one of the leading logistics and transportation companies in the Middle East and South Asia, and the first company from the Arab world to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company now trades on the Dubai Financial Market.

Mr. Kamal obtained his first degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of Jordan in 1989. In 1991 he received his Masters of Arts Degree in Economics from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Since he joined Aramex in 1991 as OEC Coordinator, Mr. Kamal has worked in several capacities including Vice President - Logistics and Ground Services, General Manager Logistics, and Express Product and Quality Manager; reaching the position of Chief Logistics Officer in 2007 and global COO in 2010 until he left the company in June 2020.

Currently Mr. Kamal sits on multiple boards and is a senior advisor to regional and global logistics companies retailers. Mr. Kamal has joined the board of directors of the IAA since 2013.

Dr. Hana Kanan/ IAA Board member

Dr. Hana Kanan graduated from a local public school in Nablus, Palestine. She earned her BA degree in English Literature and Education from the Jordan University in Amman, a Master’s Degree from Birzeit University in Curriculum and Instruction and an M.Ed. & Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University in Educational Leadership.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hana worked as a Teacher, Teachers' Trainer, College Instructor, Director, and managing Director in different educational institutions in varying geographical locations, such as: Palestine, USA, Qatar, Indonesia, UAE, and Jordan. Her experience ranges from working in some of the most prominent and resourceful international programs and schools, to inner-city disadvantaged public schools and refugee camps. Dr. Kanan's research focuses on motivation, mentoring, educational training and international schooling.

Dr. Kanan is currently the Director of The International Academy-Amman a pre-k-12 International school, serves as a member of the Board of trustees of the Alliance of International Education (AIE), a member of the Board of Queen Rania Foundation, and a member of the Board of the Nadia and Ghyath Sukhtian Foundation.

Previously, Dr. Kanan served as MEIBA (The Middle East IB Association) president for two rounds; a member of the Board of the Albanian Colleges; the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Council of International Schools (CIS); a member of the Board for the accreditation and classification of private schools in Jordan; and a member of the executive committee for the National Center for the Curriculum Development in Jordan.

His Excellency Mr. Nasser Lozi/ IAA Board member

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington

Practical Experience:

- Senate - Member of the Jordanian senate (2016)

- Chairman of the Board – Arab Orient Insurance Co (2013- Present)

- Chairman of the Board، Royal Jordanian Airlines (Sept 2006 – Nov 2014)

- Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court (2008 – 2011)

- Minister of Transport (1999 – 2000)

- Minister of Information & Culture (1999)

- Minister of Public Works & Housing & Transport (1998 – 1999)

- Minister of Public Works & Housing (1997 – 1998)

- Minister of Transport (1996 – 1997)

- Board of Philadelphia Bank (1984 – 1996)

- Arcon Contracting

- Siemens / Consultant

- Engineering Contracting and Consultancy

- Ministry of Public Works and Housing، Director maintenance & traffic Directorate (1983 – 1984)

- Queen Alia International Airport Road Project, Ministry of Public Works & Housing Resident Engineer

Board Memberships:

- Chairman of the Board - Royal Jordanian Airlines (Sept 2006 – Nov 2014)

- Chairman of the Board – Arab Orient Insurance Co (2013- Present)

- Board Member، King Hussein Foundation (1999 – Present)

- Vice Chairman، King Abdullah Fund for Development Bureau (2009 – 2012)

- Chairman، Royal Jordanian Executive Privatization Committee (Sept. 2006 –2009)

- Chairman of the Board، Royal Jordanian Investment Co. (Sept 2006 – 2009)

- Board Member – Jordan Steel Co. (2002 – 2008)

- Board Member – Jordan Kuwait Bank (2001 – 2008)

- Jordan New Cable Co. (2002 – 2008)

- Chairman of the Board – Arab Orient Insurance Co. (2000 – 2008)

Decorations:

- Grand Cordon of the order of Al Kawkab Al Urduni

- Grand Officer of the order of Al Kawkab Al Urduni

Mr.  Majdi Yasin/ IAA Board member

Entrepreneur; holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Master’s Degree in International and Public Administration from Columbia University.

Served on several boards of established companies and advisory committees; established successful businesses and experienced the complete business cycle from initial set-up and construction to efficient operations; participated as an angel investor in several IT and internet-based businesses and was intensely exposed to their operations.  My experience in IT and internet-based companies has spurred a fascination in me about the knowledge economy and the vital role that education plays in developing that economy.  My business experience and my passion for education have helped me in advising the Board in matters related to finance, operations and IT.

Prof. Zaid H Baqain/ IAA Board member

Professor - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

University of Jordan (Jordan)

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Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UAE)

Professor Baqain obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Jordan (UJ) with distinction and pursued his postgraduate study and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) in Jordan and the UK. Currently, he is on a sabbatical from the University of Jordan as Dean of Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) for International Affairs, he is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Dubai Healthcare City. He is also a Professor in OMFS at the University of Jordan (UJ) and MBRU. He was the Vice President of the UJ for Science and Health Schools, and prior to that Dean of the School of Dentistry.

He is the elected Vice President of the Arab Board for OMFS and a member on its Specialist Training and Examination Committee. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for the Membership and Fellowship examinations. He is a reviewer and a member on the editorial board for peer reviewed journals with more than 50 publications in international peer reviewed journals.

Professor Baqain was a member on the Executive Board of the Jordan Medical Council, the Higher Specialist Advisory Committee and the Specialist Training and Examination Committee for OMFS of the Jordan Medical Council. He was a member on the Council of Deans of the Society of Arab Dental Faculties. He was honoured by the UCL and the UJ. At UJ he served as the Vice Dean, and before that the chairman of the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Periodontology Department at UJ. He was an elected to the Board of the Jordanian Dental Association Council in 2009 for two terms and elected Vice President of the Jordanian Society of OMFS.

Rana Imam, PhD/ IAA Board member

 

Dr. Rana Imam is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Jordan. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), and a PhD in Civil Engineering from University College London (UK). Dr. Imam is a broad-minded expert with extensive working and research experience, in both Europe and Asia. She is experienced in many transportation engineering aspects, from system planning, operations, and infrastructure design to sustainable vehicle technologies, energy consumption, and emission calculations for different transport modes.

 

Dr. Imam has 30 research publications and has supervised over 50 graduate students. She has 15 years of working experience on transport projects for a wide range of public administration and government bodies such as: The World Bank (USA), Greater Amman Municipality (Jordan), Ministry of Public Works & Housing (Jordan), Road Transport Authority (Dubai), The European Union (Brussels), London Borough of Camden & Transport for London (TfL) in the UK. In 2008, she was an advisor to the Mayor of Amman, and a member of the team that developed the Amman Transit Concept, and responsible for the planning and design of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in the city. In 2015, she worked with the French consulting company (Systra) on developing the suburban mass transit project “Amman-Zarqa BRT” between the two cities. She worked with the Technology Strategy Board (UK) on testing BAE’s Hybrid Electric vehicles in London. She was also a member of the EU Cost Action Group 619 which developed the European Guidelines on Planning Buses with High Level of Service focusing on traffic priority measures, alignment options, station design, and feeder network restructuring.

 

She is a board member of the Jordan Engineer’s Association’s (JEA) Center for Studies and Research, and a scholar of the Jordan Strategy Forum, which is a leading think tank on economic development. Finally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the International Academy Amman (IAA).