Ahmad Hanandeh

Ahmad Hanandeh is the former Chief Executive Officer of Zain Jordan, a leading Telecommunications company with more than 1300 employees and over 469 million US Dollars in revenues. He joined Zain Group in 2011 as Zain Sudan Chief Financial Officer and after less than three months demonstrated exceptional leadership and business acumen that he was appointed the CEO of Zain Jordan in June 2011.


Prior to joining the Zain Family, Hanandeh was the General Manager of Posta Plus, a Gulf-based company specializing in world-class delivery, courier and postal services across the Middle East, for four years. During this period of his career, he accumulated unique leadership capabilities within a diverse and multicultural environment especially as the Company was expanding at the time and facing major competition. Despite all that, he was able to induce a major turnaround from a company in financial difficulty to a company that generated revenues.


Back in 1994 and till 2006, he was a key member of Aramex Group, where he initially joined as an accountant and became a country manager in numerous Aramex’s Asian stations.


It is also worth mentioning that CommsMEA magazine, a magazine that is specialized in critical analysis for the telecommunication sector and telecom executives, awarded Hanandeh the Award for Telecoms Professional of the Year 2012.


Hanandeh also claimed Socrates Award 2014 as he was presented the title ‘Best Manager of the Year’ by the Europe Business Assembly, along with winning "Telecom Man of The Year for 2014" Award by the 11th Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy. He was also awarded during the Global Telecom Business Awards 2015 for the establishment and success of the Zain Innovation Campus “ZINC” under the category of Business Service Innovation.


Moreover, Hanandeh was shortlisted to be among the top three CEOs nominated for the award of “CEO of the year 2014” by Asia Communications Awards. In November 2014, Hanandeh was recognized as “The Operators Telecom Leader of The Year 2014” during The Telecom Review Awards 2014.


Hanandeh sits on many boards that play a major role in the Jordanian community. He is a board member in the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan. He is also a Board member in Information and Commutations Technology Association – Jordan (Int@j). In addition, Hanandeh is a Board member in the Higher Council for Youth, a member in the Board of Directors of Oasis500, a member in the Board of Directors of Jordan Education Initiative and a member in the Board of Trustees in the University of Jordan.  Hanandeh is a board member in several other organizations, such as Children Museum, Advisory Council for Information and Communication Technology, Jordan Heritage Revival Company and Ma’an Development Company. Hanandeh is also part of the judging committees in several high impact entrepreneurial competitions that range from Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2014 and 2015 to Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and 2015.


Hanandeh was born on 1973, and holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from Yarmouk University in 1994.

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