Jawad Abbassi


Mr. Abbassi’s career experience spans 17 years. Mr. Abbassi founded the Arab Advisors Group in 2001. As General Manager of Arab Advisors Group, Mr. Abbassi directs the research and consulting activities of the company in addition to steering its marketing operations. Mr. Abbassi is also a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars related to technology, communications and media in the Arab World.

On September 14, 2005, the Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB) and Arab Advisors Group concluded an agreement by which AJIB buys a 55% stake in Arab Advisors Group. The cash transaction allowed AJIB and the Arab Advisors Group to leverage strategic synergies to enhance the quality and scope of services of Arab Advisors Group. Arab Advisors Group -a private shareholding company registered in Jordan- is currently owned by the Arab Jordan Investment Bank (55%) and Mr. Jawad Abbassi (45%).

Before founding Arab Advisors Group, Mr. Abbassi’s career experience includes working as a senior telecommunications and technology consultant with the Yankee Group in Boston – USA. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Abbassi was a Senior Analyst with the communications research arm of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Boston.

Before his work in Boston, Mr. Abbassi worked as a corporate accounts manager for Jordan’s leading Internet service provider (NETS). With NETS, Mr. Abbassi led and coordinated the work needed to establish its first international leased line with Cyprus. Mr. Abbassi also worked for Apple Computers dealership, in addition to being a weekly columnist on Information Technology in Jordan’s leading English weekly.

– BSc in engineering from the American University in Cairo (Egypt – 1993).
– Mr. Abbassi received an academic scholarship to complete his MSc in information systems from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom – 1998).
– Harvard Business School executive education in 2010

Memberships and affiliations:
Member of Jordan’s Engineers Association
Member of The Arab Business Forum for Information and Communication Technology ABFICT. Elected to the board in 2005.
Member of the steering committee for UN ICT Task Force of the “Wireless Internet and the Arab-World” series.
Vice Chairman of Jordan’s information technology association (int@j) between 2006 and 2008. Elected to the board in 2004 and elected as Vice Chairman in 2006.
Chosen for membership in the Young Arab Leaders Organization.
Bishop’s school (Amman), AUC (Cairo) and LSE (London) Alumni associations