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Email:ranaelakhal@yahoo.com

Cohort:10
Designation:CEO

Organization:Jordon Forum for Business and Professional Women

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Dr. Rana El Akhal is the General Manager and Co-owner of Al Wisam Consultancy Company. A consultancy firm that aims at providing strategic planning, institutional reform and development specialized consultancies and training through a team of 14 local and international trainers and consultants. In addition to the previous post, she is the Strategic Planning Advisor for the Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research since April 2004. Late 2004, Ms. Akhal was awarded an honorary PhD degree from Oxford College for PhD Studies for her contribution to the economic development, through producing an analytical quantitative report about the garment sector's exports in Jordan.
Prior to establishing her enterprise, she held the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) post (June 2005 - June 2007) for the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women (JFBPW) where she lead the organization through a complete reform, branding and institutionalization development process which yield with the JFBPW being awarded the "Mark of Best Practice Award" An award that is supported by USAID and managed by King Abdullah II Center for Excellence. Before joining the JFBPW as its CEO, she worked as a freelance consultant and trainer in the fields of strategies and management locally and regionally and before that she held the post of National Expert to develop the first national youth policy and strategy of Jordan. A Project that was co managed by; UNDP – country office, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and National Youth Council

Memberships and Awards:
- LEAD Fellow Cohort 10
- Member in the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women
- A permanent member in both; the EU - Arab States Economic Interest Grouping and the European Arab Business and Fellowship Foundation.
- Recipient of the VIP business award from the Oxford College for PhD Studies and Royal College for Professional Technology.
- Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Economic Industrial Network.

                                                                                             (Updated On December 2014)