RASHA MANNA



Rasha Manna latest position was Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan, where she was responsible for managing the Jordan operations. This entailed overseeing the search, selection and support of high-impact entrepreneurs with the potential of catalyzing economic growth. Her role also entailed building and managing the mentor network charged with guiding Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining Endeavor, Rasha comes from an Investment Banking background. She started by setting up and heading the  Equity Research at Amwal Invest and later at Jordan Investment Trust Company (JordInvest), following the acquisition of the former. JordInvest's research department grew to become the leading equity research provider in Jordan covering all blue chip companies. During this time, Rasha was invited by the Jordan Securities Commission to be part of the annual investment promotion trips to speak at the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Ms Manna then moved on to become Senior Vice President, heading the Corporate Finance Division where she managed several deals including financial advisory, private and public offerings, as well as working on an investment deal which culminated the IFC co-invest with Jordinvest in a private company in the education sector. Ms Manna represented JordInvest on several private and publicly listed boards at the time, including Jordan Wood Industries Plc.   

Preceding this, Rasha was part of Hikma Pharma's Corporate Finance team, responsible for taking the company public on the London Stock Exchange. Her time there was mainly focused on M&A activity. For a six month period she led the transition phase for a plant that was acquired in Italy, where she was acting CFO and was responsible for implementing Hikma policies and procedures and restructuring the balance sheet, before recruiting a local CFO to take over. Rasha started her career in Audit with Ernst & Young, reaching the rank of senior auditor before moving on.

Rasha has a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and an Executive MBA from the American University of Beirut. Other designations include; Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.





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