Amman, February 2, 2021 – Endeavor Jordan’s board of directors has elected Nadia Al Saeed as its Chairwoman and Maher Kaddoura as Vice Chair for the coming 2 years. Both appointments have served previously as Endeavor Jordan vice-chairs. The appointment came after the 3-year tenure of Chairman Walid Tahabsem came to an end in December 2020, where Al Saeed served as Vice Chair.
Endeavor Managing Director, Reem Goussous, said “We will forever be grateful for the invaluable guidance and support Walid has extended to the Endeavor Jordan team. During his tenure as chairman, we succeeded in launching two flagship programs, BeyondCapital and SURGE, allowing us to cast a much wider net of support. Walid also supported our various market outreach initiatives and we look forward to taking Endeavor to new heights under the trusted leadership of Nadia”.
Endeavor Jordan’s board of directors includes key business leaders and entrepreneurs who are actively involved in supporting the organization’s efforts to advance the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Nadia Al Saeed has been Bank al Etihad’s CEO since 2007 and is a former Minister of Information and Communications Technology. Al Saeed was acknowledged by Forbes Middle East on multiple occasions as one of the Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen. Maher Kaddoura is a management consultant, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, social change maker, public speaker and adventurer, who has established a multitude of social initiatives empowering the youth.
“I am honored to have been elected as the chair of the Endeavor Jordan board. I look forward to solidifying our mission and commitment to providing high-impact entrepreneurs with guidance and support through Endeavor’s unparalleled global network of mentors and business leaders.” Said Nadia Al Saeed. “We will continue to build on the achievements of the former chairman Walid Tahabsem, who played a pivotal role in growing the value proposition of Endeavor in Jordan. We will continue to bolster our service offering to help strengthen the county’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and contribute to Jordan’s overall growth and prosperity.”
Outgoing chair Walid Tahabsem stated, “It has been my sincere pleasure to lead the esteemed Endeavor Jordan board and support the organization’s growth and transformation over the past three years. I will continue to support Endeavor’s mission as a board member, under the competent leadership of Nadia Al Saeed, working collectively to support Jordan’s ‘high-impact’ entrepreneurs expand into new horizons.”
Endeavor Jordan aims to catalyze sustainable, long-term economic growth and support the creation of employment opportunities in the local market by accelerating high-impact entrepreneurial companies that have a positive and tangible impact on society. The organization offers entrepreneurs access to a global network spanning 35+ markets around the world, an unrivaled mentorship network, and other key resources.