Team

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.

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Ali Abutaa
Senior Credit Officer
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.

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Rakan Al-Hadeed
Customer Service Rep.
Rakan holds a B.A. degree in Graphic Design from Al-Ahliya Amman University. He has 10 years of experience in animation and graphic design and has also worked in administration and translation.

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Dua'a Al-Hawamdeh
Customer Service Manager
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.

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Faisal Al-Husry
Business Associate
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.

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Rama Al-Qitami
Customer Service Rep.
Rama has graduated from the University of Jordan with a degree in business economics. She has worked in event coordinating and is interested in the economies of Arab countries.

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Mohamad Alshakhsheer
Financial Development & Reporting Manager
Mohamad is a financial professional with more than eight years of experience in strategic planning, financial development, budgeting & forecasting, and financial analysis. He earned his BA in Accounting from the Hashemite University.

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Doa'a Ammayreh
Human Resources Manager
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.

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David Asker
Chief Data Scientist
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.

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Samer Atiani
Co-founder and CTO
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.

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Sara Atout
Customer Service Rep.
Sara graduated in 2017 from the University of Jordan with a degree in Marketing and a high rating. Sara is passionate about Customer Service and about growing in the E-Marketing field.

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Sondos Ghazawi
Customer Service Rep.
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.

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Nadeen Haddad
Customer Service Rep.
Nadeen has worked as a customer service representative at Bank of Jordan. She earned her BA in Finance from the University of Jordan, and has passed the second part of the CMA exam.

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Majd Hassan
Customer Service Rep.
Majd graduated from the University of Jordan with a degree in Finance and has worked at the Bank of Jordan as a VIP teller for three years.

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Ruba Iftaiha
Junior Credit Officer
Ruba graduated from the University of Jordan with a degree in Accounting. She has worked as a Customer Service Rep. and as a Senior Customer Service Rep. for 4 years at Arab Bank and has passed the second part of the CMA exam.

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Mohammad Ja'abo
Credit Officer
Mohammad has worked in credit and customer service at Jordan Islamic Bank, and volunteered for five years supporting youth photographers in Amman. He received his BA in Accounting from Yarmouk University in 2012 and holds multiple certificates from the Institute of Banking Studies.

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Rasha Koro
Finance Director
Rasha has more than 10 years of experience in finance at several companies in the banking, logistics and manufacturing sectors. She earned her BA in Finance from the University of Jordan and has earned CPA & CMA certificates.

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Zaid Kurdi
Sales Manager
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.

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Brian Marland
Research Analyst
Brian has experience in economic development and SME lending. He earned a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in 2015.

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Ahmed Moor
Co-founder and CEO
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.

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Eric Morono
Senior Frontend Engineer
Eric has over 8 years of software development experience and comes from a simulation industry background. He earned his BS in Game Design and Development from Full Sail University in 2008.

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Raniah Shawkat
Credit Officer
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.

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Ahmad Shoumali
Sales Officer
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.

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Hagop Taminian
Chief Operations Officer
Hagop was part of the founding team of Silicon Badia, whose funds include Badia Impact Fund C.V., a venture capital fund investing in the Middle East. He graduated from Harvard University in 2008.

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Hala Zahran
VP of Operations
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.

Interns
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Bassam Al-Alawi

Summer 2017

Credit Analyst
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.

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Mustafa Amjad

Summer 2017

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.

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Nadeem Arar

Summer 2017

Customer Service Rep.
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.

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Henoch Argaw

Summer 2017

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.

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Luke Heine

Summer 2017

Data Science Intern
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.

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Cole Scanlon

Summer 2017

Data Science Intern
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.

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Ali Shawar

Spring 2017

Operations Intern
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.

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Sarah Siddiqui

Fall 2017

Research Intern
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.

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Humza Tahir

Summer 2017

Business Analyst
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.

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Dhia Zitouni

Summer 2017

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.

Join the team

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: