Middle East Economic Survey


No 49



Jordan Appoints New Central Bank Governor

The Jordanian government has appointed Faris Sharif as Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) for a period of five years to replace the outgoing governor Umayya Tuqan, who has completed two successive terms in the position. The appointment was approved by royal decree on 25 November. Mr Sharaf has served as CBJ Deputy Governor from 2003 to 2008, playing a key role in strengthening...