Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship


HE Eng. Mothanna Gharaibeh

Minister of DEE
Mothanna Hamdan Gharaibeh
Birth of Date: 18/10/1980
Marital Status: Married
Current Position: Minister of Digital Economy  & Entrepreneurship

Summary of Qualifications and Skills:

Strong team leadership across the different functions in the organization.

Business Strategies design and monitoring.

Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions for complex transformational programs.

Strong Advocacy skills.

Versatile and willing to work across the different functions to fulfill the business needs.

Customer focused and results oriented.

Strong understanding of the regional socioeconomics and geopolitics with working experience in different countries; Syria, Iraq, Oman, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

Managing different customer with different stakeholders inside and outside Jordan with a complex decision making process.

Deep understanding of market dynamics and private sector needs for development.

Strong network of key stakeholders across the ICT ecosystem, including government officials, parliament members, business leaders and media.

End to end responsible for the P&L of an average of 15 M EUR annually.

Career Highlights and Achievements:

Minister of Digital Economy  & Entrepreneurship 9/5/2019
Minister of Communications & Information Technology 14/6/2018
15 years of experience across the Middle East working with a global multinational corporate serving local, regional and global customers.

Leading Ericsson business in Jordan, the youngest business leaders for a country in the region and one of the youngest globally.

Elected board member at The Information & Communications Technology Association – Jordan (int@j) to lead a sustainable prosperity of the ICT sector in Jordan.

Led varying teams across the different functions within the organization; Project team, Solutions team, Finance, Sourcing, Sales, sizes from 3 resources to over 40 resources, direct and indirect, internal and external.

Doubled Ericsson business in 2017 compared to 2016, won business


against tough competition in complex RFPs and direct negotiations.

Led the engagement team for multi-millions deals in Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.

Led expansion of Syrian Telecommunications Establishment in the Rural areas of Syria.

Led teams in the successful launch of Nawras network in Oman 2005.

Led the team to the launch of Xpress Jordan 2004.


Advocacy and reform engagement:


The Information & Communications Technology Association – Jordan (int@j) Elected Board member 2017

Justice Center for Legal Aid (JCLA) – Board of Directors/Treasurer: JCLA provides poor and vulnerable people in Jordan with access to legal aid services, including legal consultations and legal representations. Through awareness sessions, JCLA informs the community about legal aid and the law.

Member in the Gharaibeh Youth Council, Al-Gharaibeh Youth Council is a local initiative to motivate the youth to have a more active participation in the development of the society, the council has held many different blood donation campaigns, different cultural events, book exhibitions, supported poor students.

The Parliamentary Initiative, 2012-2016 Advisor for the for in ICT and business enabling regulations.

I Learn Jo Advisory board: I Learn is a non-profit initiative that employs a community-based approach to empower youth and children in disenfranchised communities. Through informal education, youth volunteerism, and global partnerships we seek to establish safe spaces that encourage innovation, intellectual growth, and critical thinking.

Tajalla for Music and Arts Advisory Board, A music and art initiative that works on enhancing the relation of the community with arts and works on providing spaces for arts in Amman and the governorates.


Taqaddam Jordan, Executive Committee Memeber: An interactive civil society activism platform created in 2012 to promote a Democratic, Open, Green, Productive and Safe Jordan,

Judge and Mentor in many events; Debates Foundation, Global Goals Jam with UNDP and MediaLAB Amsterdam, Global Shapers.

UNDP, Counter Violent Extremism program and how to fight radicalization among the youth participated in brainstorming sessions and action plan discussions.


European Union Visitor Program for young leaders, Brussels, and Strasbourg July 2014


Professional Experience

Ericsson AB, Customer Unit Levant and East Ooredoo, February 2016 June 2018. Head of Sales-Jordan reporting to the head of Customer Unit, leading Ericsson’s business in Jordan.
Ericsson AB, Customer Unit North Middle East, April 2010 till February 2016. Account Manager, Orange Jordan, Account Manager leading all the activities with the customer to increase Ericsson business with Orange and maintain customer satisfaction.

Ericsson AB, CU North Middle East serving Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Afghanistan, 2008-2010.

Solution Manager, responsible for engaging with the customers, negotiating the scope of work, lead the technical engagements for different regional tenders, driving profitable sales through of innovative /effective customer solutions and a consultative selling approach.

Ericsson AB-Branch of Syria, Sept. 2006 to April 2008

Project Implementation Manager, responsible for the expansion of the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment in the Rural areas of Syria.

LM Ericsson- Oman, Mar. 2005 to July 2006, Nawras Mobile Operator Managed Services Transmission Support Lead, and Network Rollout Team Leader.

United Telecom Services Company (UNITEL), July 2003 to Feb. 2005 ERICSSON Authorized Representative and TANDBERG Video Conferencing Systems partner in Jordan, mainly responsible for:

Project manager for The Xpress Project first Ericsson MINI-LINK Traffic Nodes and High Capacity project in the Middle East.

Technical and Financial Product Manager of Tandberg Video Conferencing Solution.

Education and Courses include:


B.Sc. in Communication Engineering, Yarmouk University - Jordan,


Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education: Cutting Edge forevelopment Thinking 2017. A focused program which presents the latest development research to inform the strategic and tactical decisions of senior development professionals.

·   Ericsson Sales Excellence program 2015

Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and Good Society. Aspen Institute Colorado, USA May 2014.

Leadership for Professionals, Cairo 2012.

General Information

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

  • City
  • Amman
  • PO Box
  • 9903
  • Address
  • Eighth Circle Bayader Wadi Essir - Hosni Sobar Street - Building Number 3
  • ZIP Code
  • 11191
  • Fax
  • +962 65861059


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