Thursday, September 24, 2020

INJAZ Al-Arab appoints new CEO

INJAZ Al-Arab, the regional office of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW), has appointed Akef Al-Aqrabawi as the organization’s CEO. This appointment comes in lieu of the departure of Soraya Salti, who stepped down as the leader of INJAZ after numerous years of passionate and dedicated service.

Commenting on the leadership changes at INJAZ Al-Arab, Sean Rush, President of JAW said: “Since joining us in 2000, Akef has been instrumental in providing operational support to INJAZ member nations, including expansion, fundraising, capacity building, and networking. His pioneering efforts have actively supported the organisation in raising its profile of what we do among key stakeholders and the public, and we are confident his foresight in his new role as CEO will lead to further growth in the future.

We would also like to thank Soraya for her years of dedication as the founder and creator of INJAZ Al-Arab. During her tenure she worked tirelessly to inspire Arab youth to realise their potential and truly was the driving force for our growth throughout the region over the past decade. As we look to the future, we believe INJAZ will continue to play a pivotal role in championing opportunities for youth and are confident that with more than 17 years of experience, Al-Aqrabawi has the right skillset to take the organisation to the next level.”

As part of his role, Al-Aqrabawi will provide both operational and strategic support to the organization on core matters including educational leadership, strategy, business operations and fundraising with the overall objective of promoting workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship amongst youth in the Arab World.

Al-Aqrabawi was among the originators of the first JA MENA branch in Jordan in 2000, managing public relations, volunteer recruitment and fundraising.  His extensive involvement establishing INJAZ Jordan as a regional role model enabled him to successfully implement an operational strategy to roll out JA across 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, starting 2004, which resulted in empowering over 2 million Arab youth supported by over 22 thousand volunteers and 200 board members.

In his previous roles, Al-Aqrabawi held planning and research positions at Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation and Swiss healthcare intelligence conglomerate IMS Health. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Mu’tah University, Jordan.

Today, INJAZ Al-Arab is recognised as one of the world’s most influential and prominent NGOs by The Global Journal. The ranking awards dynamic and innovative NGOs across the world for their impact on a social, economic and humanitarian level.

MOST READ

Volunteering for Humanity: The phase III clinical trials in the Kingdom

The phase III clinical trials are being conducted in the Kingdom in collaboration with Abu-Dhabi based G42 Healthcare using a vaccine developed by Sinopharm...

stc Bahrain, the first telecom operator in Bahrain to offer Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, is the first telecom operator in Bahrain to venture into Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services, expanding its...

Towards Creating Career Opportunities: Interview with Pakiza Abdulrahman

Bahrain Economic Development Board is an investment promotion agency chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme...

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad receives INJAZ Bahrain Board Chairperson

Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa received Board Chairperson of...

Health Minister urges compliance to reduce COVID-19 infections

Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh urged full compliance with the mandatory precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). She called...

Gulf Air Resumes Direct Flights to Dhaka

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has resumed its direct flights to and from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal...

Gulf Air Appoints Bahraini Country Manager in Kuwait

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has appointed Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hamer as a Country Manager...

KHK MMA dominates at BRAVE CF 41 with four huge victories

BRAVE Combat Federation hosted the first of three groundbreaking events last Thursday in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with seven bouts taking place behind closed...

BD 150,000 ‘Shop & Win’ anniversary bonanza

Lulu Hypermarket is celebrating its 13th anniversary of being a retail leader in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a grand ‘Shop and Win’ e-raffle...

Health Ministry: target of 6000 volunteers reached

A total of 6000 people hailing from different nationalities have volunteered for the phase III COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. The Ministry of Health has announced...

Kdan Mobile’s DottedSign Includes AATL Certificates to Ensure Users the Highest Level of Electronic Signature Process

Kdan Mobile Software Ltd., a global software as a service (SaaS) company, has announced that its e-signature service DottedSign now includes a digital identity...

The Avenues-Bahrain 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration

The Avenues-Bahrain is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary since opening its doors to the public on the 29th of October 2017. The Avenues –...

Plans to improve electricity, water services discussed

Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak, received here today the representative of the third constituency of the Northern Governorate at the...

BRAVE CF 42 full fight card released with 12 nations represented and the Flyweight Tournament quarter-finals

BRAVE Combat Federation returns to the Kingdom of Bahrain, for the second consecutive week with BRAVE CF 42, on September 24th. The promotion released the full...

Adherence to precautionary measures national responsibility

President of the Supreme Council of Health and Chairman of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla...