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.
Ali has over seven years of Relationship Management experience in the banking sector having worked at Société Générale, Arab Bank, and Ahli Bank. Ali earned his BA in Finance from the University of Jordan, and he has completed numerous training courses from the Institute of Banking Studies.
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.
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 operations.
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.
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.
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 2013.
An internet pioneer and physicist, Ricardo created the very first web site for the San Diego State University campus in 1993. After a decade of physics R&D and teaching college physics and information science, he then became active in the open source software community and has served many roles including Software Architect and VP of Web Engineering.
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).
Ruba received her bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Jordan. She has worked as a Customer Service Representative at Capital Bank of Jordan and Abu Sheikha Exchange.
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.
Ahmad has over six years of Sales experience at several Microfinance institutions in Jordan. He received a BA in International Relations & Strategic Studies from The Hashemite University.
Sayeed studied computer science and mathematics at the Ohio State University. He is interested in artificial intelligence, nonprofits, and Islamic studies.
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 Pennsylvania.
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.
Risk and Operations Manager
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 marketing efforts.
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 possibility.
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 graduation.
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.
Sarah is completing a BS in Economics from the Ohio State University. Her interests include economic policy, poverty alleviation, and public health. She is exploring the socioeconomic impact of liwwa's work with the research 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: