Mohammed N. S. Bataineh
Mohammed Bataineh holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Texas. After working with Bechtel Corporation and Jafar Tukan Architects & Engineers in Amman, Mr. Bataineh founded his own company in 1982 and has been responsible for procuring, planning, managing and in some cases executing a variety of projects including multipurpose developments in the Middle East, the Far East and Europe.
In 1995 he led an international team of top developers and investors and produced a master economic development plan for the Jordan Rift Valley multi-modal industrial corridor from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.
In 2000 Mr. Bataineh became part of a team assembled by order of His Majesty King Abdullah II to come up with a vision and plan for developing the Aqaba region. The plan formed the basis of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) – an integrated development project adopted today.
Mr. Bataineh is a principal in the Yatagan Consortium which takes a lead on projects focused on the critical nexus of sustainable food, energy, and water in Jordan and the region.
As Chairman and CEO of AgriJordan, Mr. Bataineh headed the initiative that aims to create a paradigm shift in the agricultural industry in Jordan by pioneering the application of best practices that optimize water consumption, achieve higher yields and higher exportable quality of agriculture produce, and create local employment opportunities, using multi-span greenhouses, net-houses and an on-site grading and packing facilities. The company has started the roll-out phase and succeeded in forming strategic partnerships and alliances with farmers to create the necessary shift in the agricultural sector in Jordan.
Mr. Bataineh is a member of several business and professional organizations and is a founding member and current Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, the Jordan Education for Employment (EFE) and is the honorary Chairman for the Awj Autistic Center. He also previously served on several boards including Bank al Etihad, and the Jordan Investment Commission.