Eng. Farhan Kalaldeh

Farhan Kalaldeh is the Founder & CEO for Impact MENA, a regional consulting firm focusing on entrepreneurship driven economic development programs. Farhan is also the Executive Director for Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), a National Center of Excellence established to help develop Technology Entrepreneurship in Jordan. Prior to that, Kalaldeh was the Excellence Manager and Project Manager at Economic Zones World (EZW) and Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) in UAE. Before that, Kalaldeh was the “Investing In Technology” Program Manager at the Arab Science & Technology Foundation (ASTF) based in UAE and was responsible for initiating & managing ASTF programs aimed at developing Technology Entrepreneurship in MENA region. At ASTF, Kalaldeh developed, launched & managed the first Pan Arab/Regional Technology Business Plan Competition in partnership with Islamic Development Bank and Intel Corporation. Before joining ASTF, Kalaldeh co-founded a software company in Jordan specializing in banking solutions.