PhD in Planning, minor in Economics, Harvard; Postdoctorate, Harvard Law School. Former: Assistant Professor, International Development Program and Regional Planning Program, MIT. 2002-06, Country Manager, Lebanon Country Office, World Bank, with experience covering areas of private sector development and infrastructure finance. 2006-10, Director-General, Jordan's Social Security Corporation. 2011-12, led the national team responsible for the preparation of the National Employment Strategy. Currently, Chair of the Board of Trustees, King Abdullah II Fund for Development and Chair of the Jordan Strategy Forum. Member of the board, private and non-profit organizations. Author of publications in refereed journals.