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Board of Commissioners

President of the Board of Commissioners     |     HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein

Commissioner     |     HRH Princess Rym Ali 

  • Member of the Board of Commissioners for the RFC since 2006.
  • Founder of the Jordan Media Institute (JMI) 2008.
  • Worked for CNN from 1998 till 2004, as a producer and then as correspondent in Baghdad (2001 and 2004).
  • Reporter for several international broadcasters, including: Dubai TV, Bloomberg TV, Radio Monte-Carlo Moyen-Orient, BBC World Service and United Press International.
  • Graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
  • MPhil in Political Sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.
  • MA in English Literature from the Sorbonne University.
Commissioner     |     H.E. Mr. Jeryes Samawi
  • Poet, playwright, journalist.
  • Published a collection of poems in Arabic, that was translated in Spanish and Turkish.
  • Former Minister of Culture.
  • Former Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture.
  • Former Director General of the Jerash Festival.
  • Member of the Jordanian Writers Society.
  • Member of the Union of Arab Writers.
  • Studied English Literature, Philosophy and Communication Arts.
Commissioner     |     H.E. Mr. Hazem A. Malhas
  • Manages family business in retail, real estate and development.
  • Founder of “Al Hima” NGO for the protection of natural and human heritage.
  • Former Minister of Environment.
  • Former CEO of Optimiza (IT company).
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Amman Baccalaureate School.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Center of Oriental Research.
  • Holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering.
Commissioner     |     Mr. Samer Mouasher
  • Established several companies and organizations in the fields of environment, tourism and entertainment.
  • BS in Economics, Political Science and Photography from Northwestern University – Illinois.
  • Founding member of the Royal Film Commission – Jordan.
  • Mr. Mouasher holds a number of Board of Director Positions in the following institutions:
    • Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.
    • Royal Jordanian Airlines.
    • Royal Wings Airlines.
    • Desert Forges Productions.
    • Ahyaa’ Amman Real Estate Development Company.
    • Saraya Holdings (including several Saraya Ventures).
    • Saraya Aviation.
    • Saraya Aqaba.
    • Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts – RSICA.
    • United Travel Agency.
    • Discovery Global Holdings.
    • Oboronprom Middle East.
    • Bela Russia Vehicle Manufacturing Corp.
    • Gulf Circle Tours.
    • Megatech Corporation.
Commissioner     |     Mrs. Mary Nazzal-Batayneh 
  • Barrister at law, Bar of England and Wales.
  • Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
  • Founder of Landmark Hotels.
  • Chairman of the Human Rights Legal Aid Fund.
  • BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.
  • MA from SOAS, University of London.
  • LLB from College of Law, London.
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London.
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
  • Policy Advisor in Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network.
  • Board Member of organisations including; the American Center for Oriental Research, the Palestine International Institute, the Jordan British Society.
  • Member of the Arab Thought Forum.
  • Associate at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.
Commissioner     |     Mrs. Muna G. Sukhtian 
  • Managing Director of Microfund for Women in Jordan.
  • Director of GMS Holdings.
  • Former member of the Amman City Council.
  • Former Management consultant.
  • Former Chief of Staff to HM Queen Rania al-Abdallah.
  • Board member of: Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation and Queen Rania Teacher Academy.
  • Holds a B.A. from Harvard College and MBA from INSEAD.
Commissioner     |     Mr. Raja Gargour 
  • Director Royal Automobile Museum – Amman.
  • Secretary General of the Royal Motorcycle Club of Jordan.
  • Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Royal Tank Museum.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Children’s Museum.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan National Museum.
  • Vice-Chairman of “Shajarah” NGO.
  • Former owner & President of Hill & Vaughn Restorations (Los Angeles – USA).
  • Holds MBA from Loyola Marymount University.
Commissioner     |     Mr. Issam Salfiti
  • Chairman of the Union Bank.
  • Chairman of Jordan Hotels and Tourism Co.
  • Board Member in:
    • Amman Baccalaureate School.
    • King Hussein Foundation.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of:
    • Jubilee School.
    • University of Jordan.
    • Jordan Career Education Foundation.
    • Columbia University Middle East Research Center – Amman.
Commissioner     |     Mr. Bassam A. Hijjawi 
  • President of International Distribution Agency and Near East Production Studios.
  • Former independent TV Producer and Distributor.
  • Former Director of Programs at Dubai TV.
  • Former Production Manager at Jordan TV.
  • Former President of Jordanian Producers Association.
  • Former President of the Jordan Intellectual Property Association.
  • B.A. from the American University of Beirut.