Salma Jaouni


A dedicated public policy specialist with an educational background and hands-on experience in the field of public sector reform and strategic planning with specific focus on public health, poverty alleviation, educational strategies, and organizational development. Outstanding skills in project management, management consulting, strategic thinking and policy development. Extensive experience in the Middle East and the Gulf with international and donor organizations serving the government and non-profit sector. Proven skills in management, negotiation, communication and leadership.

Salma Jaouni is the CEO of the Health Care Accreditation Council since May 2012, the Arab region’s only independent organization aiming at improving the healthcare quality and patient safety.

Before HCAC, Ms. Jaouni was Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan leading his Agenda on health and education improvement, social development, youth engagement and public sector reform.

Ms. Jaouni was founding director/four year manager of Jordan’s Breast Cancer Program dedicated for improving the quality, accessibility, and usability of screening services and raising awareness.

She also worked with Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant for the Middle East and Gulf and held key positions with the World Bank and USAID.

She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Systems Management from the University of London and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in environmental health from the American University of Beirut.