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Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering (specialising in communications), Brown University (United States of America) (1985); Masters of Management, London Business School (Great Britain) (1998)
Held various positions in the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) (1981-); Staff Officer, RJAF Directorate of Air Operations (1990-1993); Squadron Commander, (1995-1996); Operations Officer, Air Lift Wing (1996-1999); Brigadier General (1999-2001); Assistant for Operations and Air Defence (1999-2002); Head of the Higher Organisational Committee for the biannual Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) (2000-); Major General (2001-2004); Commander of the RJAF (2002-2004); Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mu’ta University (2001-2010); Chairman, King Abdullah II Centre of Excellence (2002-); Founder, Jordan International Air Cargo (2003); Lieutenant General and the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2004-); Chairman, Royal Commission of the King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz City (2007-2011); Founder Royal Falcon (previously JIAC) (2008); Chairman, Royal Water Commission (2008-)
Football, volleyball, wrestling, motor sports
Wrestling gold medallist in the Interstate Championships (United States of America) (1978); Co-driver in Jordan Rally (1985-1988)
Honorary President and Head of the Board of Trustees, Jordanian Gliding Club (1986-); Chairman of the Motor Sport Executive Council of the Royal Automobile Club (1989-2004); Head of the Higher Organising Committee for the 9th Pan Arab Games held in Jordan (1999); Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the 1st Arab Games for Schools in Handball and Track Field (2001); President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (2003-); Chairman, Jordan Motorsport (2004-); Founder and Chairman, Generations For Peace (2007-); Member, Executive Board, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) (2007-); Chairman, Olympic Council of Asia Peace Through Sport Committee (2007-); Chairman of OCA's Emergency Committee for coordination of relief to Japan (2011-); Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2012-)
Order of Military Merit of the Fourth Class, Jordan (1988); Commander of the Order of Al Istiklal (Independence), Jordan (1993); Grand Cordon of the Order of Al Kawkab Al Urduni, Jordan (1995); Leadership Excellence, Jordan (1998); Acknowledgement of Dedication in Service, Jordan (1998); Brian O’Higgins Medal, Chile (1998); Grand Cordon of the Order of Al Nahda (Renaissance), Jordan (1999); Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Cravat, Taiwan (2000); Order of Military Merit of the First Class, Jordan (2001); Grand Cordon of the Order of Al Istiklal (Independence), Jordan (2002); Legion of Merit (Highest Award of the US Air Force), USA (2004); Legion of Honour, France (2004); Order of Sultan Qaboos, Oman (2010)
Member of the following Commissions: Entourage (2010-2014), Women and Sport (2006-2015), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), International Relations (2014-2015), Sport and Environment (2014-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2015-), Women in Sport (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - MENA (2015-)