H.E Mothanna Gharaibeh, Fifth Advisory Services, Former Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Jordan. Mothanna Gharaibeh is the CEO of Fifth advisory services, which provides advice to several institutions in Jordan, Iraq, Saudi and Singapore.
He is an executive board member of the Innovative SMEs and Startups Fund (ISSF) of Jordan, which is US$100 million early stage SME fund financed by the Central Bank of Jordan and the World Bank. Mr. Gharaibeh served as the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in Jordan between 2018 and 2020.
He was the youngest working minister in the cabinet at that time. During his service, he developed and launched Jordan’s digital economy’s initiatives to advance digital infrastructure, digital platforms, digital financial services, digital entrepreneurship, and digital skills. Prior to joining the cabinet, Mr. Gharaibeh led Ericsson Business, the Swedish Telecom and Technology leader, operations in Jordan.
He has an extensive technical and business experience around the Middle East where he worked with Ericsson in Oman, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries in different roles and functions. Gharaibeh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering in Jordan and has attended some executive courses in Harvard, Aspen Institute and business leadership courses with Ericsson. Prior to joining the Government in June 2018 Gharaibeh was a political and social activist, where he acted as a community leader amongst youth movements. He served on the board of the ICT Association, Justice Center for Legal Aid, Taqaddam an initiative for an open, democratic, green, sustainable Jordan and initiatives for and other community, educational and political initiatives.