Board of Directors

Mr. Radi Alkhas
CEO of Jordan Media City

Alkhas is CEO of Jordan Media City, the first private media city in the region.

He joined Jordan Television in 1968 and later became director general of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Between 1994 and 2004, he served as vice-president in the Arab Radio and Television (ART) Network.

Alkhas also worked as a broadcasting expert in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and was responsible for setting up ART studio centers and satellite networks.

Mr. Saed Karajah
Founder and Senior Partner of Saed Karajah and Partners LLP

Legal Counselor and Attorney at Law in the Saed Karajah and Partners law firm, which he established in 1994. Karajah represents and counsels various national and international NGOs, companies and entities, in addition to being actively involved in community development projects.

He has worked throughout the Middle East, including in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Lebanon, and Yemen. His past experiences include assisting the Ministerial Committee with drafting the Companies Law in cooperation with INTAJ, and being part of a governmental committee that reviewed legislation as a preface of Yemen’s WTO membership.

Karajah, who has extensive expertise in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), published a booklet on Establishing Civil Associations and IPR of Arab Artists and Intellectuals. He also prepared a research paper titled "Civil Society in the Arab World: The Missing Concept".

Mr. Waddah Barkawi
Partner, Ernst and Young (EY) Jordan/Middle East and North Africa

Barkawi is Partner in EY MENA based in Amman, Jordan. In addition to his responsibilities in Amman, Barkawi manages the EY offices in Libya and Palestine. He has extensive experience in advising and auditing regional and global clients in various industries, including banking and financial services, telecom, government and real estate.

Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Management from Texas State University, Barkawi is a certified public accountant in the U.S. and in Jordan.

Ms. Randa Habib
Former Amnesty International Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa and Former AFP Bureau Chief for the Middle East and North Africa

Habib has spent a quarter century covering war, politics and economic development in the Middle East. She served as Agence France Presse (AFP) bureau chief in Amman, Jordan, reporting extensively in Iraq and other hotspots, as well as interviewing royalty and senior leaders throughout the region.

She was granted the first interview of King Abdullah II in March 1999, less than three weeks after he became king of Jordan.

Habib, who was Amnesty International’s regional director for MENA between 2016 and 2017, serves as governor on the board of the AFP Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by AFP, one of the three global news agencies. Its primary aim is to provide training to journalists in developing countries.

In 2001, Habib received the "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite", a decoration awarded by the French president. In 2008, she was awarded the highest decoration in France, the “Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur” (National Order of the Legion of Honour).

She is the author of "Hussein père et fils" published in November 2007. An Arabic version of the book was published in 2008 and an English version in 2010.

A French citizen, Habib is a native of Lebanon who graduated in Administrative and Political studies.

Mr. Mughith Sukhtian
Shareholder and a board director at GMS Holdings

Mughith, is a business leader who serves on the boards of several private and public companies across MENA, as well as several non-profit institutions including the Ghiath and Nadia Sukhtian Charitable Foundation, as well as the advisory board of Columbia University’s Middle East Research Center (CUMERC.)

Mughith Sukhtian is a shareholder and a board director at GMS Holdings, a diversified family-owned holding group with a focus on life sciences, specialized contracting services, and telecommunications.

Mughith Sukhtian’s business career has focused on a diverse set of industries covering a variety of operational, financial and entrepreneurial experiences. Mughith is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and has also received an MBA from Columbia University's School of Business.

Ms. Zeina Shahzada
Social Media advocate and influencer

Social Media advocate and influencer who co-founded “Tobacco Free Jordan”, a non-profit award-winning organization that promotes health awareness. She led a successful grassroots campaigns to ban smoking in public, in Jordan and regionally, using social media platforms.

For over twenty years, Shahzada worked at a family-run business, the National Press where she worked tirelessly on developing the print media sector to keep up with ever-changing models of the industry.

Shahzada is also a children’s book author with the added advantage of extensive expertise in the book publishing industry.

Shahzada holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.

Ms. Dana Al Suyyagh
CEO of "Al Mamlaka" TV

Dana Suyyagh is the CEO of Al Mamlaka TV, Jordan's first 24-hour public service news channel launched in 2018. Before joining Al Mamlaka TV, she was the Executive Editor of AL Arab News Channel in Bahrain.
Suyyagh graduated from the University of Toronto and started her career in journalism at Al Jazeera, she left in 2003 to join the launch team of Al-Arabiya where she set up and launched several of the channel’s flagship shows. In 2005, she joined ATV, Jordan’s first privately-owned TV station, as Head of News and Current Affairs. She was also Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s Director of Media and Communication until 2012.