Mr. Fouad Arif
Director General of the Maghreb Arab Press
– Mr. Fouad Arif is holder of a diploma of Higher Specialized Studies from the King Fahd Higher School of Translation in Tangier, obtained in 1993.
– Began his career as a journalist at MAP Agency, which he joined in 1994 before serving various positions of responsibility within the same Agency, i.e. international editor-in-chief.
– Was appointed head of the Agency’s office in Paris then in Washington as director of the North America pole.
– Mr. Fouad Arif, was elected in 2018 as secretary general of the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, D.C., one of the most prestigious press organizations in the world, founded in 1908, He was advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates since 2019,
Mr. Muhammad Jalal Al-Raisi
Director General of the Emirates News Agency
Country of residence: United Arab Emirates
Biography of the General Manager:
Journalist and expert in the field of strategic planning for media and communication. Director General of the Emirates News Agency
“WAM” with the rank of Assistant Undersecretary in the “National Media Council”, United Arab Emirates.
He worked as Director of the Communications and Community Service Department at the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, and as Deputy Executive Director of the Emirates News Agency, WAM. He used to give lectures and specialized courses in public relations.
Strategic planning for a number of research centers and local universities.
– Heads the Higher Organizing Committee for the “Sial Food Products Exhibition”.
He holds a master’s degree in communication sciences and public relations in 2002.
– Diploma in strategic planning from the United Arab Emirates University in 2002
Mrs.Fairouz Saleh Al-Mobaideen
Director General Of The Jordan News Agency
Name: Fairouz Saleh Al-Mobaideen
Date of birth: April 25, 1967
Place of birth: Zarqa
Work place: Jordan News Agency (Petra)
Place of residence: Tlaa Al-Ali / Amman
Personal phone: 0795856818
-Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and Studies–– Mutah University/ Royal Jordanian National Defense College (2007)
-Postgraduate Diploma in National Resource Management –– Royal Jordanian National Defense College (2007)
-Bachelor of Journalism and Media –– Yarmouk University (1988)
-Director General of the Jordan News Agency (Petra) –– December 13, 2022––––present.
-Acting Director General of the Jordan News Agency (Petra)
-Assistant Director General of the Jordan News Agency (Petra)
-Director of the Institutional Development Department (Petra)
-Head of the News Follow-up Section/ Investigative Journalism Department (Petra)
-Media Adviser (The Economic and Social Council)
-Media Adviser (Ministry of Higher Education)
-Accredited Media Trainer (Petra + The Jordan Media Institute)
-Head of News Marketing Section (Petra)
-Chief Editor (Petra)
-Editor/ Public Relations and International Cooperation Department (Ministry of Agriculture)
-Editor (Civil Service Bureau)
-Editor (Al-Sha’ab Daily)
Mr. Ahmed bin Saeed Jabr Al-Rumaihi
Biography of the General Manager
Academic qualification: BA in Arabic Language – Journalism / Qatar University 1989
Date of birth: 17/6/1966
Marital status: Married
He worked at Al-Raya newspaper in the Localities Department and the Sports Department from 1989 until 1995.
He started working for Al-Watan newspaper and wrote about political and sports affairs in 1995.
He held the position of Head of the Educational Media Department at the Ministry of Education in 1990.
He participated in many Gulf conferences as a representative of the country.
He assumed work in the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 and assumed the duties of Head of the Media Monitoring Section at the Information and Research Department until 2004.
He moved to the Embassy of Qatar in the Kingdom of Bahrain to occupy the position of second man in the embassy in 2008.
He held the position of Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He was the editor-in-chief of Al-Arab newspaper from 2009 until 2013.
He was appointed Director of the Media Office with the rank of Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013 until 2021.
Until he was appointed Director General of the Qatar News Agency on 9/30/2021
Mr. Ahmed Assaf
Biography of the Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Ahmed Najeeb Muhammad Assaf, born on 5/8/1974, holds a master’s degree in Arabic studies and a bachelor’s degree in administration and economics.
Mr. Ahmed Assaf currently holds the following positions:
General Supervisor of the Public Authority for Radio and Television – Palestine.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian News and Information Agency “Wafa”.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Satellite Corporation “PALSAT”.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Martyr Ziyad Abu Ein Foundation.
He previously held the following positions:
Founder and supervisor of Mawtani Radio – Palestine.
Supervisor of Odeh TV – Palestine.
Member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the Palestinian Radio and Television Corporation.
Spokesman for the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah.
Member of the Board of Directors and Trustees of a number of centers, organizations and NGOs.
He participated and represented Palestine in many delegations and official conferences at the highest levels.
He held many different leadership positions in the Fatah movement.
Mr. Ziad Harfoush
Biography of the General Manager
Born on August 23, 1972 in Kassine – Jezzine district.
Holder of a postgraduate diploma in journalism from France, center de formation et de perfectionnement des journalistes et l’institut francais de presse, after a bachelor’s degree in journalism and news agencies from the Faculty of Information and Documentation at the Lebanese University in Fanar in 1995, and a baccalaureate degree, second section – philosophy, from a school Frere Mont LaSalle – Ain Saadeh.
From 1995 until his appointment, he held the position of editor-in-chief and specialist journalist at the National Information Agency at the Ministry of Information.
He held the position of editorial secretary in the political localities department at An-Nahar newspaper from 1999 until 2019, in addition to writing investigations and articles in the same newspaper since 1995.
He held the position of editorial secretary in the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Rai Al-Aam” – Beirut office in 1997-1998, and in the weekly “Al-Hiwar” magazine in 2000.
He supervised editing and translation of monthly and weekly magazines and social publications, and reviewed political books, journalistic studies, and literary and religious books.
He prepared and presented the program “Zallat Qalam” in 2017 on Radio Lebanon.
He was appointed director of the National News Agency on October 17, 2019
Mr. Ibrahim Omani
Biography of the General Manager and Editor-in-Chief
* Phone number: 96140000
P.O.Box: 110 Code 133
General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the Oman News Agency for the year 2021 AD.
(2014-2018) Assistant Head of News Sector.
(2014-2021) Local News Director.
(2010-2021) Deputy Director of News Department, Sultanate of Oman Television.
(2009-2010) Head of the local news department in the news department.
(1992-2009) Producer, Program Presenter and Editor-in-Chief for Radio and Television of the Sultanate of Oman.
Bachelor of Arts – Beirut Arab University (2001)
Government Competencies Program (2018)
Crisis Management Leaders at the Institute for Diplomatic Security in Washington (2018)
Crisis and Emergency Strategic Management Course at the College of Emergency Management – UK (2019).
Major Diplomatic Course, State Department (2017).
Newsroom Management – Associated Press London (2014).
Specialized courses in preparing and presenting programs and news in several local and international institutions.
Coverage of the participations of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said – may God rest his soul – in the Gulf summits and the foreign visits of His Majesty (2004-2015).
Coverage of many international conferences and Arab summits in which the Sultanate participates (1998-2019).
honors and awards:
The Royal Commendation Medal for participating in the coverage of climatic conditions 2007.
Media Creativity Award for Best TV Program 2008
Mr. Abdullah Khalil Muhammad Buhiji
Biography of the General Manager
Mr. Buhejji has held many senior positions since joining the Ministry of Information Affairs over the past ten years, where he started as Head of the Marketing Department at the Information Affairs Authority, and was appointed Director of the Communication and Marketing Department at the Ministry of Information Affairs in 2013. He also held the position of Director of the Human and Financial Resources Department in 2017 AD until he was appointed Director General of the Bahrain News Agency in March 2019 AD. Mr. Buhijji worked in the banking sector before joining the public sector.
He participated in many summits and official visits and represented the Kingdom of Bahrain in many regional and international meetings and forums.
He holds a master’s degree in strategic and administrative studies from the Royal College of Command, Staff and National Defense in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the Catholic University of America, USA.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Asterreyer University, USA.
He holds an Associate Diploma in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain.