My father, the late King Hussein, was a truly pioneering peace advocate and my brother, HM King Abdullah II, continues to lead the call for peace. Generations For Peace is part of that peacebuilding vision through which I continue my father’s work and legacy.
The stories of extraordinary commitment and achievements of our Generations For Peace Delegates and Pioneers, working to build peace around the world, are a daily source of inspiration not only for myself, but for everyone involved in our organisation.
These young volunteers are impressive role models, leading change in their own communities, demonstrating the values of Generations For Peace and passing them on, from generation to generation.HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein is deeply committed to peacebuilding and development, complementing the efforts of his brother His Majesty King Abdullah II. They both continue the legacy of their father, the Late King Hussein, in the long-standing peacebuilding tradition of the Jordanian Royal Family.
Within Jordan, HRH Prince Feisal heads a number of important social and economic development initiatives. Among others, he is Chairman of the Royal Water Commission, overseeing water management strategy for the country to the year 2022. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah II Centre of Excellence, HRH Prince Feisal works on the promoting a culture of excellence and international competitiveness in all sectors.
Formerly the Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, HRH Prince Feisal’s present military responsibilities include roles as Lieutenant General and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Head of the Higher Organisational Committee for the biannual Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX). HRH Prince Feisal is also the founder of Jordan International Air Cargo.
Passionate about peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and recognising the potential of sport for individual and community change, HRH Prince Feisal is an increasingly prominent global figure in the field of sport for sustainable peace and development.
In 2003, HRH Prince Feisal was elected as President of Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), engaging in modernisation of Jordanian Olympic and sport Movement. An avid supporter of motor sport, in his role as Chairman of Jordan Motorsport HRH Prince Feisal achieved inclusion of Jordan rally circuits onto the calendar of the FIA’s World Rally Championships.
In 2007, HRH Prince Feisal founded Generations For Peace (GFP), the global non-profit peacebuilding organisation that uses sport, art, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment as conflict transformation tools in the communities affected by various forms of conflict and violence. He remains very actively involved with the organisation as Chairman of the Board.
In 2010, HRH was elected as Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). His peace-through-sport work has gained him a seat on the IOC’s Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission, which advises on strategies to promote the role of sport and Olympism in society, and aims to position the IOC as a thought leader and strong actor on the international stage around sport for peace and development in and beyond the Olympic Games. A leading advocate for gender equality and empowerment of girls and women in Jordan, the Middle East, and worldwide, HRH Prince Feisal serves as Vice Chair of the IOC’s Women in Sport Commission. He is also member of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Additionally, as a member of the Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Chairman of the OCA’s Peace Through Sport Committee, HRH Prince Feisal is very active in fostering the use of sport for peace and development across the diverse Asian continent.
HRH Prince Feisal has been honoured to receive various awards and distinctions, including among others the Order of Military Merit of the First Class, Jordan; the Grand Cordone of the Order of Al Istiklal, Jordan; the Legion of Merit, USA; the Legion of Honour, France; and the Order of the Sultan Qaboos, Oman.
Educated at Brown University (USA), where he gained a BSc in Electronic Engineering, specialising in communications, HRH Prince Feisal then gained a Masters in Management from London Business School (UK). He has been a keen athlete for many years with experience in football, volleyball, tennis, skiing, wrestling, taekwondo, karate and motor racing.
The Board provides governance controls over strategy and budget, approving strategic and annual plans, major expenditure and contractual commitments.
H.E. Mr. Akel Biltaji
Former Mayor of Greater Amman Municipality
Akel Biltaji was inaugurated as Mayor of Amman in September, 2013. In addition to this role, he was appointed Senator in Jordan’s House of Senate in 2005. Akel also remains an Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II on matters related to tourism protection, foreign direct investment, and country branding. Akel also sits on the boards of a number of national and international organisations and institutions.
H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Afanah
Managing Partner of Advvise
Suzanne Afanah is a communications and media professional. Since 2011, she has held the post of Managing Partner of Advvise, a public relations and marketing consulting firm based in Amman. The firm is dedicated to assisting organisations with the development of their communications strategies.
Mr. Ala’ Khalifeh
Managing Partner, Khalifeh & Partners Law Firm
Ala’ Khalifeh is Managing Partner at Khalifeh and Partners, one of Jordan’s leading law firms. As a specialist in corporate and commercial law, Ala’ advises on major infrastructure projects taking place in Jordan. He has an LLB from the University of Jordan, and a DLS and LLM from Manchester University.
Mr. Mazen Tantash
Chairman and CEO, Tantash Group
Mazen Tantash is Chairman and CEO of Tantash Group, a company that invests in businesses with recognised potential. He is also Chairman and CEO of Middle East for Pharmaceutical & Chemical Industries Company (Midpharma). At present, Mazen is a board member of Jordan Chamber of Industry.
Ms. Deema Bibi
CEO of INJAZ
The General Assembly provides ultimate governance oversight, particularly in relation to our annual Audited Financial Statements and our Annual Report. It also acts as the guardian of the Bylaws, since only the General Assembly can approve a change to the Bylaws.
The General Assembly comprises the following Members:
• HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein
• HE Mr Akel Biltaji
• HE Mr Marwan Juma
• HE Mr Makram Mustafa Queisi (ex officio, as Minister for Youth)
• HE Mr Nasser Majali (ex officio, as Secretary General of the Jordan Olympic Committee)
• HE Mrs Lana Mahmoud Mohammad Al Jaghbeer
• HE Dr Sari Ahmad Hamdan Ghuneimeh
• Mr Ala’ Khalifeh
• Mr Mazen Tantash
• Mrs Jadranka Stikovac Clark
• Mr Walid Mahmoud Abu Obeid
• Mr Khaled Mohammad Abdalrahim Al Atiyaat
• Mrs Samar Nabil Najeeb Nassar
• Mrs Narin HajTass
Dr. Mohanned Arabiat
Dr. Mohanned joined GFP in March 2017 and serves as a direct link to HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein and the Board.
Dr. Mohanned’s academic research experience, passion for social justice and community development, change management and leadership, and application of technology in organisations and society ensures his invaluable input informing the work of the organisation. He believes in creating spaces for youth to express themselves in a positive manner through unique interactions.
As a passionate advocate for human rights and countering extremism, Dr. Mohanned works towards a vision where conflict and difference do not end in violence. He strives to counter the extremist narratives with narratives of peace, tolerance, and acceptance.
Until recently, Dr. Mohanned was Assistant Professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology. His academic interests include leadership, change management, and technology acceptance. He has a PhD in Computer and Information Science and a Masters in Information Systems from DePaul University in Chicago, as well as a Masters in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University, Chicago, in addition to his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Jordan.