Ambassador Karim Kawar

Vice Chairman

His Excellency Mr. Karim Kawar served as Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2002 to 2007. He currently holds senior positions as President of Kawar Group, Chairman of IrisGuard, NatHealth, and Kawar Energy. He is co-founder and Director of Oasis 500 and serves on the boards of pubic shareholding companies including Optimiza and Ahli Bank.

His Excellency is a co-founder and board member of the Jordan Strategy Forum as well as a trustee of the Princess Sumaya University of Technology.

He’s the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King’s Academy, Trustee of the American University of Madaba, President of Bridges of Understanding, and Founding Chairman of EDAMA Initiative for Sustainable Energy, Water, and Environment.

Furthermore, he is former Trustee of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, the Jordan River Foundation. He is also the architect of the REACH Initiative, REACH 2025 and Founding Chairman of Information Technology Association of Jordan Int@j.

Mr. Karim Kawar holds a BSc in Management, Finance and Computer Science from Boston College. He’s an Eisenhower Fellow