Secretary General

Personal Data:

  • Name                           : "Moh'd Naser" Salem Moh'd Abu-Hammour
  • Place and Date of Birth   : Salt 1961
  • Marital Status                : Married

Number of Children        : Four 



  • University of Surrey, U. K.\1994 - 1997/ Ph. D. in Economics
  • University of Jordan, Jordan/1987 - 1990/Master in Economics
  • Yarmouk University, Jordan/1980 - 1984/Bachelor in Economics



Ministry of Finance

  • Minister 14/12/2009 -17/10/2011

The  Arab Potash Company

  • The  Arab Potash Company 1/11/2007 

Executive privatization commission

  • Chairman 11/7/2005- 20/11/2007

Ministry of Finance

  • Minister 25/10/2003 – 5/4/2005

Ministry of Industry and Trade

  • Minister 21/7/2003 – 22/10/2003

Ministry of Finance

  • Secretary General  8/2/2000 - 21/7/2003

Ministry of Finance

  • Advisor to the Minister of Finance 8/11/1998 - 7/2/2000

Ministry of Finance

  • Vice-Chairman, Evaluation of the Monetary, Financial and Economic Situations Committee 1/1/1999 - present ​

Ministry of Finance

  • Chairman, Fiscal Monitoring Unit  15/3/1999 - present

University of Jordan

  • Part time lecturer/graduate students in Economics 1998 - present​

University of Jordan

  • Member of committees discussing master's degrees dissertations 1998 , 1999 

Central Bank of Jordan

  • Chief, Public Finance Division  1997 - 1998

Central Bank of Jordan

  • Chief, External Economy and Balance of Payments Division  1992 - 1994

Central Bank of Jordan

  • Researcher, Public Finance Division  1987 - 1991


Academic Distinctions:


  • Placed on Honour list at Yarmouk University for the years 1983 and 1984 during my undergraduate studies.
  • "A" Student for the entire period of my graduate studies.





  • Received the Award for Best Minister of Finance of the Year in the Middle East in Washington in October 2004 at the time of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. The Award was offered by Euromoney magazine's Emerging Markets newspaper.
  • Identified as the Finance Minister of the Year in the Middle East in 2010 (Best Finance Minister). He has been considered by the Banker Magazine as one of those that have been integral to their countries’ recoveries from various financial crises.



Research, Studies and Publications:

  • Property Tax in Jordan (Dec. 1987).]
  •  Factors Affecting Debt Service Ratio in Jordan, (July 1988).
  • The Impact of Financial Assistance and External Loans on Balance of Payments and Money Supply, (Oct. 1989).
  • The Impact of Budget Deficit on GNP, BOP, and Money Supply in Jordan, (July 1990).
  •  The instruments of Islamic Internal Debt, (Jan. 1992).
  •  Attracting Foreign Direct Investments in Jordan (1993).
  •  Measuring Taxable Capacity and Tax Effort in Jordan (1998).

Committees and Board of Directors:

  • Member of the General Budget Committee during 1990.
  • Member of the Evaluation of the Monetary, Financial and Economic Situations Committee during 1992 - 1993.
  • Member of the Committee for Studying Priorities of Public Expenditure of the Government (1998).
  • Member of the Committee for Evaluating the Public Debt Management System, reviewing the conditions and studying the technical, administrative and training matters for applying DMFAS system (1998).
  • Member of the Technical Committee for studying the alternatives of housing support to the low income people (1998).
  • Member of the Jordanian Delegation for negotiations on debt rescheduling (1999).
  • Member of the Committee for Following-up the Implementation of the National Information System on Jordanian Legislation (1999).
  • Member of the Technical Committee for studying the required steps to establish central unit for debt management and identifying its organizational framework and legal legislation (1999).
  • Member of the Committee on the Guiding Plan for the Economics Major, Al-Balqa' Applied University.
  •  Members of the Board of Directors of the following companies and corporations:
  • Jordan Telecom Company.
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines.
  • Arab Bank.
  • Social Security Corporation.
  • Natural Resources Investment and Development Corporation.
  • Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company.
  • Jordan Phosphate Mines Company.
  • Jordan Ahli Bank
  • Faculty of Sharia' Council/ University of Jordan.
  • The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development.
  • Orphans Fund Development Foundation.
  • The Higher Council of the Economic & Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans (ESARSV).
  • Arab Thought Forum.
  • Scientific Research Support Fund.


Dr. Abu Hammour also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the following companies and institutions :


  • Arab Potash Company.
  • Irbid District Electricity Company.
  • Jordan Tobacco and Cigarettes Company.
  • The Free Zones Corporation.
  • Jordan Industrial Estates Company.
  • Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation.
  • Jordan Investment Board.
  • Insurance Commission.
  • Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization.
  • Civil Service Consumer Corporation (CSCC).
  • Jordan Export Development & Commercial Centers.




Currently, Dr. Abu  Hammour is the membership of the Board of Directors/ Presidency of the following institutions and companies:


  • Pioneers Road for Investment and Education Company
  • International Group for Consulting and Training (IGCT).
  • Team Leader of Fiscal Policies/ Member of the Presidential office/ Development Policy development forum/ Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group.
  • The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development.
  • Al-Quds College
  • Arab Thought Forum.
  • Middle East Studies Centre (MESC).
  • Middle Eastern Studies Journal/ Editorial Board Member.
  • Arab Bank – Tunisia
  • Orange Jordan Telecom (JTEL).










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