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The Minister

His Excellency the Minister Omar Malhas


       Omar Zuhair Abdelfattah Malhas


·1991 MBA in Banking and Finance, Birmingham University, UK.

·1982 BBA in Economics, University of Louisiana, USA

Work Experience


           ·2015 – 2015  Chief Executive Officer, Electricity                                                      Distribution Co.

·2013 - 2015  Vice Chairman of the Board of Director, Kingdom Investment Group.

·2011 - 2015  Member of the Board of Directors, Electricity Distribution Co.,

·2010 - 2015 General Manager of the Housing Bank, Jordan.

·2009- 2010 Head of the Banking Group, Housing Bank, Jordan

·2004-2009 Director of Treasury and Investment Administration, Housing Bank, Jordan

·2002– 2004  Executive Director of External Relations and Investment Department, Housing Bank, Jordan

·2000-2002 Senior Manager at Alliance Capital Management, (one of the world’s largest investment companies), Bahrain Office  

·1999-2000    Deputy General Manager of Doha Bank, Qatar

·1998-1999    Manager of the Treasury, Investment and Banking Services Department at Doha Bank, Qatar

·1997–1998   Head of the International Investments Center, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1995-1997    Head of the Treasury Center, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1991-1995    Head of the Correspondent Banks and International Banking Operations, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1988-1990    Head of the Investment Unit, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1987-1988    Head of External Relations and Investment, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1986-1987    Member of the Branch Operations Development Group, Housing Bank in cooperation with Citi Bank in New York, USA

·1985-1986    Officer at the External Relations Department, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1984–1985   Auditor, Housing Bank, Jordan

·1982–1984   Enrolled in the Jordanian Military Forces

Board Memberships

·Member: Jordan International Bank (Housing Bank Group), London

·Member: International Bank for Trade and Finance, (Housing Bank Group), Syria.

·Member: International Financial Center, (financial brokerage company of the Housing Bank Group), Jordan

·Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors : Specialized Leasing Co. (Housing Bank Group)

·mber: King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KDDB),

·Member: Social Security Investment Fund

·Member: The Association of Banks, Jordan

·Member: Institute  of Banking Studies, Jordan

Membership in the Housing Bank Committees


·Member: Risks Committee/ Housing Bank Board of Directors

·Member: Corporate Governance Committee / Housing Bank Board of Directors

·Chairman: Investments Committee

·Chairman:  Asset / Liability Management Committee

·Chairman: Higher Committee for Credit Facilities

·Deputy Chairman: Housing Bank Investment Fund Management Committee,

Conferences, Training Courses:


Participated in many banking and finance-related conferences and training courses locally, regionally and internationally.

Personal Information:


·Nationality: Jordanian

            ·Date and Place of Birth: March 30, 1960, Salt, Jordan

            ·Married, with 3 children