Chief Operations Officer
Essam is a native Jordanian and holds a BA in Accounting. Most recently, Essam served as the Director of Shared Services at Palladium Group, where he was responsible for operations, human resources, finance, communications, security, grants, and IT for USAID projects. Prior to that, he spent eight years as the Deputy Regional Director of the Middle East for the International Youth Foundation (IYF), overseeing all finance, accounting, administration, grants, operations, human resources, and IT matters for IYF offices across the Middle East region.
Essam has further experience as the Director of Finance and Administration at Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS); the Financial and Administrative Manager for the USAID “ECODIT” project; the Chief Accountant/Acting Financial Manager at Jordan River Foundation; and a number of consultancy roles.
When he’s not in the office, Essam can be found travelling, swimming, and going out with friends to have a fun time and share a good seafood meal.