BA in English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University; MA in International Journalism, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Mid-1980s, began professional career in journalism and communications, before moving into politics and then management. Former Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Media Company and Director-General, Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State and Spokesperson for the Government of Jordan. Former Adviser to His Majesty King Abdullah II. 2004, Spokesperson, United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Path Arabia, a political and communication strategy group that operates out of Abu Dhabi. Path Arabia is a boutique consultancy that focuses on the Middle East. Has edited a number of newspapers, including the Jordan Times and Al-Ghad. Regular commentator on Middle Eastern affairs for regional and international media.