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Fouad Hamdi Bseiso

Fouad Hamdi Bseiso

Sector : Business , Economists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1943
  • Age : 72
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Born in Jaffa in 1943; enrolled at Alexandria University and received a BA in Commerce from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science in 1964 as well as an MA in Economics in 1966; worked in the Jordanian Central Bank from 1968-73; then worked as economic consultant in Oman from 1973-79 and co-founded the Oman Development Bank, becoming member of its first Board of Trustees; served as Sec.-Gen. of the Palestinian-Jordanian Committee that ran a fund for supporting Palestinian resistance in the OPT from 1979-89; continued his studies and earned a PhD in Social Sciences from Durham University, UK, as well as the degree of Professor in Economic and Financial Sciences in 1982; supervised the UN Program Planning and Technical Cooperation office in Palestine from 1989-93; lectured on banking issues for graduate students at the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences in Amman and served as member of its Board of Trustees; was appointed as first governor of the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) in Dec. 1994 (until 2002); is a permanent member of the Durham University Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; founding member of the Arab Society for Economic Studies; serves as Chairman of the Palestinian Economist Group and as Board member of the Union of Arab Banks; is a specialist on economic issues in the Arab World, especially with regard to economic boycotting; co-founder of Al-Mustaqbal Economic Center for Strategic Consultations and Studies in Amman as well as Al-Mustaqbal Economic Center for Financial Consultations and Studies in Palestine from 2003-2005; was editor-in-chief of its Al-Mustaqbal Al-Iqtisadi (Economic Future) magazine; was appointed by the late Pres. Yasser Arafat as Economic Advisor in 2004; has written numerous articles related to economic development.


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