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Umayya Touqan

Umayya Touqan

Sector : Business , Banking

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1946
  • Age : 70
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Umayya Salah Toukan (born 1946) was the governor of the Central Bank of Jordan from 2001 to 2010. He is married to Lina Izziddine Mufti.

Toukan was born in 1946 in Amman, Jordan. He obtained his undergraduate and MBA degree from the American University of Beirut. He then joined the University of Oxford in Britain where he obtained a bachelor's degree in economic development. He later completed his PhD at Columbia Business School in 1987. He served as the CEO of the stock exchange in Jordan.

Toukan occupied the following posts:

Served as Head of the Department of Research and Studies at the Central Bank of Jordan.
Economic adviser to the Prime Minister.
CEO of the Amman Stock Exchange
Worked as an economist at the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi from 1989-1991.
Representative of Jordan at the United Nations in New York (Economic and Financial Committee) from 1973-1978.
Ambassador of Jordan to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan on 1 January 2001 for a period of five years and was re-appointed for a second term starting 1 January 2006.
Member of the 24th Senates of Jordan.
On 30 March 2013, Toukan was appointed minister of finance to the cabinet led by Abdullah Ensour.


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