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Royal Jordanian expects new chairman election today

Posted 21 June 2016 · Add Comment

The board if Royal Jordanian (RJ) is to meet today and will be electing a new chairman.


On Sunday the management team representing the Jordanian Government shareholding in the airline, met and appointed former health minister Saeed Samih Darwazeh (pictured left) as its representative on the board replacing Suleiman Hafez.

Hafez, an economist and politician who had been elected in 2014 and reelected as chairman just three months ago. He had replaced Nasser Lozi who had led the airline since 2006.

oday’s board meeting is being chaired by the vice-chairman Dr. Nofan Ajarmeh and it is widely expected that Darwazeh will be nominated to succeed Hafez.

Darwazeh has a degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from INSEAD and is currently chairman and CEO of Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

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