Al Hussein Fund for Excellence (HFE) is a non-for-profit NGO established by the banking community in Jordan in 1999 as part of its social responsibility commitments. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the HFE is the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ). The vision of HFE is to be a center for promoting excellence, encouraging innovation and endorsing sustainable development among individuals and groups in both private and public sectors in Jordan. Since its establishment, HFE has been working on a wide scope of projects starting from enhancing the quality of education and higher education in Jordan to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of environment and renewable energy. HFE grants a group of awards annually in the fields of energy, environment and children education. In addition to the many diverse projects, the Fund has been working under the umbrella of the CBJ, with other stakeholders in Jordan, to promote financial education and capabilities in all sectors of the Jordanian society, particularly youth and women. The Fund is a member of the technical committee for the National Financial Education Project and the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (2018-2020) launched by the Central Bank in 2018.
Hasan Jamil is an MSME’s development & finance expert. Hasan has been working in the field of microfinance for 15 years and recently in fintech services. Hasan holds various professional certificates such as a Business Diploma from the University of Cambridge, Hasan has worked in the field of microfinance and provided consulting and training services across the MENA region in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Shaheen Tejani is a capacity-building consultant working in financial inclusion and climate finance. She has over 15 years of experience working globally in over 25 countries from South East Asia to Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.