Dr Bashar Hawamdeh, Chairman of the Information and Communication Association of Jordan, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Jordan. High Commissioner Hawamdeh represents Jordan in the Global Innovation and Technology Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
A firm believer in intellectual property (IP), product roadmaps, and brand development, Dr Bashar Hawamdeh has become a Middle Eastern IP pioneer. Bashar launched MenaIP, a holding entity, with the objective of encouraging creative minds to come up with innovative ideas related to the IT sector. He also created the well-known brand MenaITech’s HCIS, the first localized HCIS in the MENA region; it has been implemented in more than 10 countries by over 1,200 enterprises such as Vodafone, Jazeera Satellite Channels, Olayyan group, Zain, Emaar and many more. Bashar’s areas of expertise cover HR systems development, project management, process improvement and redesign, business development, and IT applications in organisations. In addition, he has hands-on experience in several areas of management consulting and training, which has enabled him to develop business-centric IT products and services. In October 2007, Bashar received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Resource Management from Oxford College for PhD Studies based on his extraordinary achievements in his field in Jordan and the MENA region. Bashar is currently the Chairman of the Information and Communication Association of Jordan (INTAJ), along with being Chairman and Co-Founder of the region’s first Human Capital Forum. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Mutah, Jordan. An accomplished entrepreneur, Bashar has a never-ending drive to get things done on time, regardless of effort and cost, rendering him a true leader and innovator.