Tag: private sector

Yousef Mansour Petra

Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Doha Abdelkhaleq

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner and Executive Director of Eskadenia. Doha Abdelkhaleq is the…

From Family-Run to Family-Owned

As it proved with the Nuqul Group, separating ownership from management can help a family business thrive.  By Elisa Oddone Family-owned businesses make up 90 percent of the companies in our region. But as important an economic driver as they…

Italy Offers Eco Expertise

Specialist Italian companies are keen to help Jordan deal with its big energy and environmental challenges. By Elisa Oddone Italian Trade Commissioner Alessio Ponz de Leon Pisani said a recent visit by a group of eco-minded Italian firms, aimed to…

Borrowing Smart

Borrowing can help an economy grow. But Jordan is taking on debt for all the wrong reasons. By Yusuf Mansur “Neither a borrow nor a lender be,” Polonius advised his son in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But unlike the royal counselor, economists…

ICT in 2014: A Year in Review

From falling telecom revenues to the roll out of fiber and 4G, 2014 has been a year of mixed blessings for Jordan’s technology sector. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Technology companies gathered at Amman’s King Hussein Business Park last month for the…

The Tuition Cap Distraction

The government’s plans to introduce a tuition fee cap for private schools diverts attention away from the far more pressing need to raise public education standards. By Jawad J. Abbassi The draft bylaw that classifies private schools and puts caps…

Building Jordan: Engicon

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant 00M-651 presence in the Kingdom.   Founded: 1988 CEO: Tarek Zuriekat Number of employees: Approximately 450…

Building Jordan: Dar Al-Omran

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Dar Al-Omran Founded: 1979 CEO: Anas Sinno Employees: Approximately 500 Offices:…

The Engineering and Design Firms Shaping Jordan

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   AJ Group Founded: 1961 Executive Managing Director: Bisher M. Jardaneh Employees:…