Omar Hazineh - Executive Director
Omar’s 18 year career path has been focused on business development with various organizations, having spent the bulk of his time on both hotel development and hotel operations in both Jordan and Ethiopia. A well travelled professional with an eye for detail and focus on helping businesses grow, Omar has been involved with JITOA since 2016, having served on the Junior Board, and serving as Chairman of the Junior Board for a year plus, before transitioning into the executive team of the Association. Omar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, and an Executive MBA from City University – London.
Lina Al-Khaled - MEDUSA Project Leader - Jordan
A graduate of the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO) with a Master’s Degree in Management of International Tourism, Lina spent her 20 years career with a faithful focus on enhancing and developing the tourism sector in Jordan, through the various positions she held with government, private sector, donor organizations, and now NGOs. Lina contributed to the set-up of JITOA in 2003 and has led the association into new successes since up to the end of 2018. She speaks 5 languages, and truly believes that working together coherently is the only way for success.
Ahed Abu-Alfeilat - Information and Events Coordinator
Ahed started out as an intern with JITOA back in July 2018. Ahed is a computer engineering graduate, and during collage was managing the students association in the engineering department for two years. A strong believer in teamwork, she has positive energy and excellent social communication skills, and always believes that the only way to achieve great work is by loving what you do.
Suzy Hatough – Bouran, PhD / Consultant for the Human Capital Development Program
Dr. Suzy Hatough has more than 20 years’ experience in the subject area of tourism education quality assurance and human resources development. Dr. Hatough is a certified UNWTO TedQual Certification Program Auditor since 2009, and has conducted auditing missions on several tourism educational programs at various universities across the globe. Dr. Hatough was appointed alternate member of the UNWTO-World Committee for Tourism Ethics (WCTE). Dr. Hatough helped integrating the principles of the Code in government policies and national strategy of the tourism sector in Jordan.
JITOA Accounting – this portfolio is outsourced and managed by SK Consulting which allows the association access to world class professional services at a reasonable rate.