liwwa, Inc. is committed to delivering job and income growth
in the markets we serve. It's a goal we'll only achieve by building and
nurturing a team of committed individuals with a diverse set of skills.
You can read more about our team below.
Doa'a has worked as a Customer Service Representative in Grupo Global Exchange and Al-Jummar Company.
She graduated from University of Jordan with a degree in Spanish and English Literature as well earning a certificate in Spanish
Translation from Universidad de Alcalá.
David has worked for Bridgewater
Associates and the Swedish government. He has a bachelor’s degree
from Princeton University and an M.Phil from the University of Oxford.
Samer has over a decade of
software development and management experience in companies like
Etsy and Wireless Generation. He received his BA degree
in Physics in 2006 from Guilford College.
Elana Bell Bogdan
Elana has experience in web development,
artificial intelligence, and game design. She is passionate about making
creative use of technology for social good. Elana earned her bachelor's
in Computer Science from Swarthmore College in 2015.
Sondos graduated from the University of Jordan
with degrees in Spanish and English language and literature. She also holds
a Social Media Marketing Certificate from the University of Sydney.
Dua'a has experience in the
administrative field of industrial engineering, particularly business
operations and solving structural problems. She received her a BA in Industrial
Engineering at the University of Jordan. For her graduation project,
she was trained by Palma Consulting in Amman and was assigned
to work on a project for liwwa to help monitor and improve customer
service workflow by developing performance KPIs.
Ameera has consulted for Fortune
500 companies with The Boston Consulting Group, and worked in
banking with Citigroup and JP Morgan. She received her MBA with
high distinction from University of Michigan and BA degree
from Wellesley College.
Faisal received his BA in
History from Brown University in 2015. He is passionate about
supporting SMEs and works on liwwa's business development and
Yazan has extensive experience in
credit assessment with multiple local banks, including Arab Bank,
BLOM Bank, and ABC Bank. Yazan earned his BA in Finance from the
University of Jordan and Comprehensive Diploma for
Bankers from Institute of Banking Studies in 2011.
Zaid has worked in several
financial institutions and Jordanian banks for more than 10
years, mostly in the SME sector. He has also earned a BA in
Finance & Banking Science with Excellence from Al Zaytoonah
University of Jordan.
Omar has worked in several
different fields, most interesting of which was working for
Arab Bank in the field of sales and customer service, and he
has completed a number of courses in banking and finance. He holds
a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Middle East
University in Jordan in 2015.
Brian has experience in economic
development and SME lending. He earned a BA in International
Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in 2015.
Ahmed has experience in journalism
and fixed-income finance. He received his BA in 2006 from the
University of Pennsylvania and an MPP from Harvard University in
Ghadeer has previously worked in
an e-learning startup focused on the banking sector. She has
received her BA in Business Administration in 2014 and her
master’s degree in Finance in 2015 from the American University
of Beirut (AUB).
Zaid Graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He has experience working with tech startups and has passed the first level of the CFA exam.
VP of Business Development
Caroline has extensive
experience in business development, marketing and mobile
commerce from working at Procter & Gamble and Vodafone. She
received her BA in PPE and Marketing from the University of
Hannah has experience in web development
and user experience design. She received her Bachelors degree in Comparative
Media Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and more recently
attended Fullstack Academy of Code.
Hala has experience in economic
research, statistical modelling and forecasting, commodity
markets, and investment banking. Hala is the recipient of many
awards for her research and academic achievements. She received
her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana
Champaign) and her Bachelors degree from the American
University in Cairo (AUC), graduating from both institutions
with the highest honours.
Wael Abdul Hadi
Wael is pursuing his BA in
Finance at McGill University with an Economics minor. He has
experience in commercial and investment banking. He is
currently working with liwwa's credit team.
Bassam is currently pursuing a
Bachelor’s in Economics with minors in finance and cognitive
science at Princeton University. Bassam is passionate about
nurturing the growth of exceptional SMEs in the Middle East, and
is currently working with our credit team.
Business Development Intern
Mustafa is pursuing his BA in
Mathematical Economics with a minor in Computer Science from the
University of Pennsylvania. He is particularly interested in
developmental economics as well as the intersection of technology
and entrepreneurship. At liwwa, he is working on improving investor
engagement and conversion as well as strengthening the company's
Nadeem earned a degree in
Commercial Aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Academy and the
Jordanian Civil Aviation Authority in 2013 and is now
pursuing his BA degree for Business Administration at the
Arab Open University. He has worked as Customer Service
Representative for several companies inside and outside
Jordan such as CrystalCall, Service Master, and many other
companies as well.
Software Engineering Intern
Henoch is pursuing his BS in
Computer Science, Economics and Data Science at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) with a minor in Entrepreneurship
& Innovation. He has experience with backend and frontend web
development at another startup and has applied that to his work
at liwwa. He is currently working with the company’s software
development team to continue to improve its infrastructure.
Luke is pursuing his BA in Sociology
at Harvard University with a minor in Computer Science. He founded
the Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development at Harvard, is lead
inventor on an AI/ML patent submission, and created one of the
largest websites in the Ivy League. Growing up in an
economically-depressed portion of Minnesota, Luke deeply believes
in well-placed capital's ability to unlock opportunity and power
Emilie is pursuing her MA in
Global Affairs at Yale University with a focus on
public/private sector dynamics and the Middle East. Prior to
graduate school, she worked for the European Union and McKinsey
& Co. She has also worked and volunteered in Jordan and
graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Cole is pursuing his BA in Applied
Mathematics and Economics at Harvard University. He has experience in
finance, economic research, and education technology. He is currently
working with liwwa's research team.
Hassaan is pursuing his BA in
History and Near Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is
interested in the role of entrepreneurship in stimulating
developing economies and hopes to attend law school after
Ali is pursuing his BA in Economics
at Yale University. He has experience with the startup ecosystem in
Amman, having worked with entrepreneurs, business accelerators and
third-party NGOs. He believes that SMEs are the life-force of an
emerging economy, and plans to pursue an MBA after graduation.
Raniah received her BA in finance
and banking management in 2014 from the Applied Science
University in Amman (ASU) and MSc in Finance and Management
from the University of Exeter in 2016. Raniah has previous
experience in financial services companies, and she currently
works with liwwa's credit team.
Humza is pursuing his BA in
Social Studies at Harvard University with a Computer Science
minor. He has experience in web marketing, public relations,
and startup development. He is working on liwwa's marketing
strategy and regional expansion.
Business Development Intern
Dhia is pursuing his BBA in business
administration with a concentration in marketing and information
systems from AUB. He has experience in NGO marketing between Lebanon
and Tunisia and has handled PR for two regional projects in Tunisia
and worked on three campaigns with UNGC in Lebanon.
Whether as an intern, web developer, data scientist,
investment manager, or a research fellow, we'd love to have smart
people on our team from all over the world. If this is something that
interests you please click below to go to our careers page: