Marwan Juma

Founder & Chairman of the Board – Kinz for Information Technology

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Marwan-Juma-1Marwan Juma is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Kinz for Information Technology, the country’s leading corporate data provider, and dot.jo, one of Jordan’s top web application providers. Juma also served as the country’s Minister of Information of Communications and Information Technology from Dec 2009 till Feb 2011. Prior to his government service, Juma was the Chief Executive Officer of Xpress Telecommunications, one of Jordan’s leading mobile operators. Prior to his tenure at Xpress, Juma was the Chief Executive Officer of Batelco Jordan, the country’s second fixed line operator and a leading data communication provider.

Today Juma serves on several boards including the King Abdullah Fund for Development; Oasis500, the region’s leading IT fund and accelerator; King Abdullah Center for Excellence, the Jordan Education Initiative, JEI; and Princess Summaya University for Technology. In addition, Juma serves on the board of DAI, a US firm working in the global development arena.

Juma also served on the “National Agenda’s” Royal Steering Committee entrusted with developing the country’s ten-year strategy for the years 2006 to 2015. In addition, he is a founding contributor to Jordan’s national initiative for establishing Jordan’s IT Industry, known as the “REACH Initiative”. The REACH Initiative is a five-year action plan to advance Jordan’s nascent IT sector, and strengthen its position to compete in local, regional, and global markets.