Dr. Maen F. Nsour

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dr. Maen F. Nsour is President and CEO of the Arab Potash Company (APC) since April 23, 2019. Before his current position he was Senior Advisor for Business Development and Strategies at APC since September 2017.

Dr. Nsour was a member of the Board of Directors of APC for the period between August 2013 and August 2017. During his membership Dr. Nsour was Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at APC. Also, Dr. Nsour sat on the Finance and Administrative Committee at APC.

Dr. Nsour is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the following APC-owned or affiliated companies: Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Company (KEMAPCO) since August 2013; Jordan-Bromine Company (JBC) since April 2016; and Jordan Industrial Ports Company (JIPC) between December 2013 and June 2016, and again since February 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Numeira Mixed Salts Company since November 2018

Dr. Nsour was briefly, in 2018, a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fertilizers Association (AFA).

Dr. Nsour is a Board Member of the Jordan Chamber of Industry representing mining industry of Jordan after winning elections of the Chamber in 2018.

Dr. Nsour was General-Director and Deputy-Chairman of the Jordanian Social Security Corporation (SSC). He was also Acting President of the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF).

Dr. Nsour was Chief-of-Staff and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan. He was also a member of the Economic and Financial Ministerial Committee. In his capacity as Chief-of-Staff and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Nsour served as the principal adviser to the Prime Minister, offering strategic and tactical advice to the Prime Minister on policy matters and on the implementation of the government’s strategic plans and programs.

Dr. Nsour was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jordan Investment Board (JIB). JIB is the government agency responsible for attracting investments, supporting exports, and creating an investment-conducive economic environment.

Dr. Nsour was Senior Regional Programs Adviser at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. He was also Director of Policy Planning and Economic Studies at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Jordan.

Dr. Nsour currently sits on the board of directors of the National Company for Tourism Investments that is owned by the Social Security Investment Fund.

Dr. Nsour received a Ph.D. in public policy/political economy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. He attended George Mason University as a Thomas Jefferson Fellow – a full scholarship awarded through the US Government. In 2010 George Mason University granted him the Alumni of the Year Award. Dr. Nsour received a Master of Science degree in management from the University of Jordan. Dr. Nsour received a B.Sc. in civil engineering with a concentration on projects management from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, USA.

Jamal Al Sarayrah is also Chairman of the Board of Jordan Bromine Company (an affiliate of APC) and Arab Fertilizers and Chemicals Industries Ltd – KEMAPCO (a subsidiary of APC).  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) and former Chairman of Arab Fertilizers Association (AFA) from 31/10/2013 – 31/12/2014.

During his 30 years of service in politics and business, he chaired a number of companies in the public and private sectors in post and communications, transportation, regulation, and oil and gas. His ministerial and parliamentary positions included Minister of Post and Communication and Minister of Transportation, First Deputy Speaker and member of the Chamber of Deputies of Jordan, member of the Royal Commission for the National Charter of Jordan. His private sector positions included Chairman of Jordan Telecom, Senior Advisor for business strategy development in telecommunication, oil, and gas (Reliance Globalcom, Dubai), and GM of ARAMCO office (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey).

Mr. Al Sarayrah holds a post-graduate diploma in international law and international relations from the Aberystwyth University in Wales and a BA in English Literature from the University of Kuwait.