- Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Bachelor's degree, American University of Beirut; Master's degree, Michigan University; PhD in Planning, Sorbonne University. Former: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning, Education, Higher Education, Media, Foreign Trade and Information; Deputy and Senator; Member of Parliament, 11th, 12th and the 16th Parliament. World Bank Governor, Jordan; International Monetary Fund Deputy, Jordan; Deputy Permanent Delegate, UNESCO. Since October 2012, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Jordan. Member of the Board, Arab African Bank; President, Nuackchott; Vice-President, University of Jordan; Honorary President, French Universities' Graduates in Jordan. Recipient: several medals, including the Kawkab Medal of the First Order and the Istiqlal Medal of the First Order in recognition of service to the country.