Bassem Khalil Al-Salem

Bassem Khalil Al-Salem

Chairman, Capital Bank

After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in 1979, Bassem Al-Salem returned to Jordan beginning his career in the private sector.

After starting several companies including manufacturing facilities and co-founding Capital Bank Jordan, in which he now serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, he entered the public sector in 2000 as member of the Board of Central Bank of Jordan and subsequently as Minister of Labor and Minister of Finance between 2005 and 2009.

He has served as chairman/ member of several Boards such as Vocational Training Corporation, TVET Fund, Royal Investment Committee for Education, Social Security Corporation, Development & Employment Fund, King Abdullah Fund for Development and Kings Academy.

He is married and has one son.



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