SUZANNE AFANAH



Managing Partner, Advvise

Former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

 

Suzanne Afanah Is a former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a communications professional and award winning journalist, with well over 26 years of experience as a senior executive in media, television and mass communications.

 

During her 12 years at television, Afanah assumed different posts including producer, political correspondent, anchorwoman and Chief Editor at Jordan Television, and at major networks including Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Cable News Network (CNN).

 

As a contributor to CNN’s Emmy Award winning show “The World Report”, Afanah won the “Best Political Story Award 2000”. Afanah also served as Managing Director of Jordan’s Satellite Channel and later as Vice Chairman of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Appointed by Her Majesty Queen Rania to the executive committee of the Arab Women’s Summit, Afanah led efforts to create the Arab Media Network and launched an award-winning media campaign to empower Arab women broadcast to nearly 100 million viewers, winning the MENA Cristal award.

 

Moving to a corporate career, Afanah lead communications, branding, and social responsibility at Zain one of the leading telecommunication providers in the Middle East and Africa and one of the top five brands in the region.

 

She joined government in 2010 assuming the portfolio of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

She is currently the managing partner at Advvise, one of the leading strategic communications and public relations agencies in Jordan.

 

Afanah also serves on the boards of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan River Foundation, the Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists, the International Women’s Forum, Jordan Media Institute and The Children’s Museum.





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