Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat is the current Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board; the leader in positioning and promoting Jordan as the destination of choice in international markets.
He is also a member in several prestigious Boards, including the Baptism Site, Jordan Heritage Revival Company (JHRC), Petra Development & Tourism Region Authority, Faculty of Business in Middle East University, National Tourism Council, Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism, Queen Rania Faculty of Tourism & Heritage and many others.
Prior to his position at the Jordan Tourism Board, Dr. Arabiyat filled the position of Finance Department Director at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission as well as previously holding that position and the position of Director of Administrative Affairs at the Commission simultaneously. Preceding that, Dr. Arabiyat worked in several ministerial positions including serving in the Financial Department at the Ministry of Planning before moving on to becoming the Head of Auditing as well as Financial Manager at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities before moving on to becoming the Financial & Administrative Manager for the Tourism Development Project.
Dr. Arabiyat holds a PhD in Finance from the Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies, a master’s degree in Banking and Financial Science and a BA in Public Administration and Political Science. Dr. Arabiyat has taught both a financial accounting for hospitality course and a legislations and bylaws course at the Jordan Applied University College of Hospitality & Tourism Education.