Samer I. Asfour

Regional Director, Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) and Turkey, Tesla Motors

BSc (Hons) in Economics, Statistics and Political Science, University of Jordan; MSc (Hons) in International Securities, Investment and Banking (Hons), University of Reading; MBA (Hons), University of Denver; studies, Executive Education Harvard University. Specialist in economics and social development, global trade, public finance and investment. Formerly: Central Bank of Jordan (1994-1999). Took the responsibility as Deputy City Manager for Economic Development & Planning at the Greater Amman Municipality, with mission including the Amman Master Plan for the next 20 years; Assigned as Commissioner for Investments & Infrastructure for the Special Development Zones. In 2010 became the Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Jordan; Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Investment Board; Executive Director, Government Sector, Emerging Markets, PwC. In 2012, appointed as Director for the Economic and Social Affairs Directorate, Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. February 2016, started a new initiative for His Majesty King Abdullah II to lead on New Technologies and Pilot Projects and build Strategic partnerships. President Eisenhower Fellow. Member of the Board of Trustees, Middle East Investment Initiative(MEII). Previous President of the Jordan Basket Ball Federation. Samer sits on the board of different companies.