The Board of Directors of Microfund for Women shall consist of the President and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as the designated members of the Board and the Directors, who shall jointly oversee the activities and work of the company
Ghiath Munir Reda Sukhtian
Muna Ghiath Munir Sukhtian
She is currently the Vice Chair of Microfund for Women (MFW), a not- for-profit company that primarily serves low-income women who are unable to access the services of conventional financial institutions. Today, MFW has around 750 employees who serve around 140,000 beneficiaries, 96% of them women, through 61 branches across Jordan. The organization has received many regional and international awards.
Muna Sukhtian is a board member at GMS Holdings and Sanadcom for Business Finance. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and as a board member for different developmental institutions in the fields of education and youth support in and outside of Jordan: Crown Prince Foundation, Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Women’s World Banking (USA) and Al Taawon (Welfare Association- Palestine). She is also a member of the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System in Jordan.
Muna Served previously on the board of: Greater Amman Municipality, CGAP Affiliated with the Word Bank, Queen Rania Teacher Academy, and The Royal Film Commission.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and MBA from INSEAD. She lives in Amman with her husband and three children.
Non-executive Director, Hikma Pharmaceuticals; Founder & Director, Endeavour Jordan MFW Board Member
Mr. Al-Husry is also an active philanthropist and Angel investor, spearheading the establishment of DASH Ventures, a multi-sector, multi-stage investment vehicle providing capital to high-growth startups and SMEs in Jordan and across the Middle East, serving as Executive Director. In 2008, he was the driving force behind the launch of Endeavor in Jordan, part of a global non-profit that is leading the movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. He served as Chairman of the Endeavor Jordan board and is currently on the Board actively engaged in mentoring several of its Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Mr. Al-Husry is also involved with local and international NGO work. He recently joined the Middle East Advisory Council of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and is a member of the Board of Directors for Microfund for Women. Mr. Al-Husry also sits on the Board of Trustees for Jordan University of Science and Technology. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Jordan Museum, The Association of Banks in Jordan, The Institute of Banking Studies, and Al-Hussein Fund for Excellence as well as The Insurance Commission.
Reem M.A. Abu Hassan
Public Attorney, Private law office MFW Board Member
A passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and the protection of children, she is currently the Honorary President of the Society for Protecting Family Violence Victims, a civil society organization working with juvenile girls in conflict with the law, and girls in need of protection as well as victims of domestic violence.
In 2006-2008, and as an advisor to the Minister of Justice, Ms. Abu Hassan established the Family Affairs and Human Rights Directorate at the Ministry of Justice.
A firm believer in proactive participation in public affairs, Ms. Abu Hassan served in the Jordan First Reform Initiative (2002), was a member of the Legislation and Justice subcommittee of the Jordanian National Agenda (2005), which aimed at devising Jordan’s reform strategy for the next 10 years. She also participated in Jordan Together Reform Forum. (2006)
Ms. Abu Hassan is a founding and current member of the Jordan Chapter of the International Women’s Forum, and served as the President of IWF/Jordan for the period from 2006-2008. IWF/Jordan is a non-governmental organization concerned with networking among women leaders and training young women leaders. She was the chair of IWF Amman Cornerstone Conference May 2007. She sat on the board of the International Leadership Foundation (LF), the educational arm of the (IWF) after serving in the past as the Secretary of LF Board and the President of the Foundation. Ms. Abu Hassan was instrumental in establishing the IWF chapters in Morocco, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon.
Executive Director, Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education MFW Board Member
The Association was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II in 2005, and today it is one of eight Royal initiatives of Her Majesty Queen Rania. The Association has the vision for an educational environment that fosters excellence, creativity and knowledge creation and mission to honor and motivate distinguished educators and disseminate a culture of excellence. She joined the Association as its first Director with complete responsibility to lead and manage all aspects of it.
Previously, Ms. Touqan worked as Business Development & Risk Manager in Jordan Training Technology Group - Rubicon, Jordan. Where she was involved in developing the e-curricula projects for the Jordanian Ministry of Education and started a huge animation projects with world leading animation houses such as Pixar.
She was also Partner in Charge for BDO Al-Jawad Management Consultants, Jordan and served as a Project Manager in the SME Component of JUSBP, Jordan US Business Partnership.
Ms. Touqan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Bath University UK &Virginia University US and MBA from Lancaster University, UK.
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Abdali Medical Center MFW Board Member
Iciar started her career at McKinsey & Co. (7 years). She has entrepreneurial experience as part of the founding team of FX-broker Ebury Partners, one of the top 100 fastest growing Fintech companies in Europe, and launched two successful corporate ventures as Head of Strategy at the Carbon Trust.
Iciar holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, and an MBA from Columbia University, NY.
Fida Main Sa’adeddin Al Taher
Managing Partner, AMAM Ventures MFW Board Member
She received the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2013 and is a member of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Leader Women 2015.
Al-Taher founded the Zaitouneh Company, and Atabaqi Company, which is considered the largest digital cooking platform in the Arab world.
She is also the founder of Women in Business Arabia, which has about 40,000 Arab women, and a board member of a number of private sector companies and foundations, serving in many women empowerment and entrepreneurship promotion initiatives and foundations.
Al-Taher was chosen as Jordan’s ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship International Day in 2013 and for 3 consecutive years.
She currently works as a consultant with few startups and is trying to expand Women in Business Arabia, and is exploring future project opportunities.
Founder and CEO, Integrated International; Development Specialist MFW Board Member
Nedjma has designed and assessed a host of innovative projects with organizations including Global Grand Challenges, USAID, DFID, UN, British Council, and has published and presented ground-breaking research at the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Annual Conference 2017, UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018, Conference for International Education Society in 2019, and Scaling Community of Practice Annual Meeting 2019.
She is a Board Member at the Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, where she is committed to AHSF’s social innovation agenda.
She is also a Board Member at Mostaqbal Engineering, the Royal Marine Conservation Society, and Board Member at the Microfund for Women 2002-2008; and 2020 – present. She holds a Ph.D. (ABD) and MALD in Development Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a B.A. in Economics from George Washington University, and graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. She is the very proud mother of twin boys: Kiyan and Teymour, and wife of Sharif Saifi.
Nisreen Haddad Rabie
Nisreen is the Finance, Strategy, and Operations Partner at 17 Ventures Management, managing the financial due diligence function and the Impact...
Nisreen is a former assurance services director, having worked at two Big Four public accounting firms for over 15 years, with transactional, due diligence, and auditing experience in the United States and the MENA region.
In her time in public accounting, Nisreen oversaw numerous complex financial statement audits and the delivery of accounting advisory services for a diverse client base across many sectors, including assisting investors and entrepreneurs on restructuring and business acquisition transactions.
Her clients included non-governmental organizations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, venture capital investors, and multinationals which allowed Nisreen to gain experience across the spectrum of the business landscape and civil society in North America and the MENA region.
Throughout her career, Nisreen led many strategic initiatives, including the quality assurance program, monitoring of the sustainable audit program, and strategic involvement in regional technology rollouts. She also spearheaded several tailored training initiatives on various technical topics for internal and external stakeholders, particularly in professional education and professional development topics, and risk management.
Nisreen has an undergraduate degree in applied biology from the Jordan University for Science and Technology; she undertook further education in business and accounting at Central Washington University’s Seattle campus and is a licensed CPA in Washington State.
Nisreen is passionate about undertaking pro-bono auditing and accounting consultations for charitable organizations and individuals and is a tireless advocate for socially and environmentally conscious enterprises, currently serving as an advisory member of the Jordan Social Entrepreneurship Policy Development National Committee, and advisory board member on several SMEs.
Iyad is a qualified specialist commercial lawyer with particular expertise in providing advice related to project finance and PPPs. lyad joined...
lyad joined the Firm in May 2009 and became a partner In July 2010.
Since 2002 (and until December 31, 2008), lyad worked as an attorney at a leading law firm in Amman, Jordan.
During his tenure at that law firm as a legal consultant, lyad was heavily involved as local legal counsel in several PPP transactions and privatization deals by representing the various parties involved, including the Government, the consultant, and the buyer/strategic partner/concessionaire/licensee.
lyad was also responsible for drafting and negotiating various contracts and commercial agreements for corporate and individual clients in both the private and public sectors, setting up and advising on all aspects of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the Jordanian law firm in 2002, lyad was an Associate attorney at a small boutique corporate, real estate, and litigation practice in downtown Manhattan in New York City, lyad practiced litigation in New York City courts by appearing frequently therein for motions and summary proceedings.
lyad was also heavily involved in residential and commercial real estate practice in New York.