Marwan Al- Gusous / Secretary General
Founder and manager of The Food Designer Company for restaurants management , a company that is specialized and pronate about creating and implementing restaurants concepts. Over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, operated in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan . Also worked as marketing consultant for a number of international Food and Beverages Brands Traders.
• Bachelor Degree in Business Admiration from Near East University – Turkey
• A certificate in purchasing and stock from Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organization
• Certificate in Hotel Management – Cornell University
• Certificate in Financial Management – Cornell University
• Diploma in Food Safety – Alison Online learning
MR. Essam Fakhreddin / President
CEO / Co-partner, ATICO Fakhreldin Group, Specializes in owning and operating diverse hospitality concepts in Jordan and the Middle East region, it’s principal activities include investment and operation of hotels and resorts with their own development plans and specifications, development and operation of home- grown versatile Hotels, restaurants and cafes, investment in other companies which develop new projects related to the hospitality and tourism sector with 25 years’ experience in the hospitality sector.
He holds a master's degree in marketing and human resource development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American College of Switzerland, a degree in hotel management from the American Hotel Association, he is the president of the Jordan Restaurant Association and Vice President of the Jordan Federation of Tourism Association (JFOTA).
Mr. Ali Armoush
Mr. Armoush obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Switzerland in1983. He has established many business ventures in shipping, and trade. Ship-owners and operated companies regionally (Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi, UAE & Cyprus) . He is a founding partner and Deputy Chairman of Armoush Tourist Investments Co the sole developer of McDonald's brand in Jordan for the past 20 years.
Haitham Zaid Goussous – Board Member
Mr. Goussous hold a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Operations Management With a several years of experience in the hotel industry in Toronto for a few years (Hotels) , as well in Ireland General Manager & Partner Zaid Jamil Goussous Company & Partners / that owns :
• Romero Group
• The Living Room & The Loft
• Sufra Restaurant • Umm Qais Resthouse
• Royal Yacht Club Aqaba
• Toronto / Canada
He was a member of of the Main Tourism Committee of MoTA for the period 2012 – 2014 A Board Member of JARA , and Local Board Member of Zahran Security Station
MR. Taha Dmour / Board Member
An Accountant, Winner of King Abdullah Excellence Award for Management Achievement, Owner of Ker- Hers Restaurant in Kerak.
Mr. Omar Tabba’- Board Member
Born in 1980, graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in management information systems, joined the French Culinary Institute in New York in 2003 and later earned a position in the rotational program at upscale New York restaurant Brasserie 8½, launched EAT in 2004 and has expanded to 14 restaurants until this day, including nine in Jordan. EAT includes five distinct brands; Casereccio an Italian cuisine, Lemon an international style bistro, Azkadenya a retro themed Arab restaurant and Café social a lounge, in addition to Room Service, an exclusive EAT brands delivery service. In 2016, EAT acquired National Food Company (NFC) adding 3 brands to its portfolio, where each brand has its own distinctive cuisine, Deeritna a home-style catering service provider offering Arabic and international cuisines, Deeritna Restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a wide variety of Oriental dishes. Deeritna Express a more fast-dining experience of Arabic food, WOX and Company an Asian fusion cuisine bringing the Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisines under one roof.
Hassan Abdallah Moh’d Abul Feilat / CEO - GM
Hassan & Hussam Abul Feilat PLC. Was established in Jordan under the name “Ocean Fresh fish” 1989, the company become a leader in its sector importing seafood. Today “Ocean Fresh fish” has more than 650 employees who are fully trained and qualified in providing services to its clients in more than 20 branches of their restaurant series, the company started business by importing top quality fish and seafood products from all over the world, and selling them to the local HORECA sector and it holds the unique well-known brand recognized all over the country.
At present, Ocean is looking forward to the opening for its seafood factory specialized in fish preparation and packaging, in order to serve its branches and the HORECA sector in the local and international market.
Member of the following Association :
• Jordanian businessmen Association
• East Amman Investors Industrial Association
• Palestinian Jordanian Business Forum
Waddah A Daoudi BSEE from Florida Atlantice University,Ex- captain in RJAF. Founder and Chairman of National Catering and Support Services LTD. In 2005 which have 4 restaurants ( Kababji Jordan) ,3 branches in Amman and 1 in Fuhis ( opening in 2 weeks) and one coffee shop. Also Founder of Waddah A. Daoudi and partners in 1991 which openned the 1st casual italian restaurnt in Amman (Mamamia).
Bassam Nayef Kawash - Chairman of The East Restaurants Company Abu Ahmed, founded in 1958, is a third-generation owner of the company, which owns Abu Ahmed and Veer restaurants.
He holds an Eco Hotelier Diploma of Hotel and Restaurant Management from Beirut, Lebanon, and a Higher Diploma from Durham College.
President of the Union of Restaurants and Confectionery 1998-2002
President of the Association of Owners and Co-founders of The Jordan Restaurant Association for the period 2002-2005
Director and Consultant to the Board of Directors of the Jordan Hotel Association 1999-2002
General Manager and Consultant to the Board of Directors of the Jordanian Hotel and Tourism Education Company "Ammon"
Head of Administration of The CCC -2006 -2021
Deputy General Manager and Consultant to concord contracting company
Head of the national team to prepare training programs for the hotel, restaurant and bakery sector
Special Sector consultant of the Arab Tourism Organization
Full-time lecturer in the tourism sector