Akef F. Aqrabawi

President and Chief Executive Officer, INJAZ Al-Arab -JA Worldwide

A policy advocate with expertise in corporate-government relations, networking and board stewardship. I was among the originators of the first JA MENA branch in Jordan, managing public relations, volunteer recruitment and fundraising.
My extensive involvement in establishing INJAZ Al-Arab as a regional role model enabled me to successfully implement an operational strategy to roll out JA across 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
During my remit at INJAZ Al-Arab as a former Deputy CEO and currently the President and CEO, I have provided strategic operations and fundraising support to INJAZ country offices, which contributed today to empowering over 3 million Arab youth supported by over 22 thousand volunteers and 200 board members.
Prior to joining JA, I held planning and research positions at Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation, and Swiss healthcare intelligence conglomerate IMS Health. I hold a BA in Archaeology from Mu’tah University, Jordan.