Karim Kawar

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Karim Kawar "was appointed Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico on July 1st, 2002.

"One of the youngest of Jordan’s Ambassadors, Mr. Kawar has a well established reputation as a prominent leader in developing Jordan’s Information and Communications Technology sector.

"Mr. Kawar grew up in Amman, Jordan. He graduated from Boston College, MA, in 1987 with a B.Sc. in management, finance and computer science. He has served as a member of several Consultative Council task forces on Investment, eGovernment, Public Sector Reform, and Computer and English Education.

"As a pioneer in Jordan's technology and business sector, Mr. Kawar contributed largely to the development of Information Technology in the Kingdom. He was recently selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and is a founding member of several business associations and NGO’s. He was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow in the year 2000. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.

"He also served as Vice Chair of the Jordan River Foundation, chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania. The foundation empowers women through its income-generating projects, business development services for micro-entrepreneurs as well as preventing child abuse.

"Ambassador Kawar is dedicated to advancing US-Jordanian relations through enhanced economic and cultural exchanges aiming to promote Jordan as an investment hub in the Middle East. Ambassador Kawar is also deeply committed to work closely with U.S. officials on issues of regional concerns, particularly in advancing the peace process in the region. He believes in the importance of the strong partnership between the United States and Jordan in the pursuit of this vision.

"Mr. Kawar and his wife Luma have three children." [1]

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