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Adel Sharkas appointed as new CBJ governor

4. CBJ Director
Governor of the Central bank of jordan Adel Sharkas. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — The Cabinet on Wednesday appointed Adel Sharkas, a longtime Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) official, as the new governor of the bank succeeding Zyad Fareez.اضافة اعلان

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh thanked the outgoing CBJ governor for his service and role in "cementing the Kingdom's monetary stability and reforms at critical economic circumstances".

Sharkas was appointed as the deputy governor of the CBJ in April 2012. He held several positions at the CBJ, where he started his career as an economist at the research department in February 1991. After that, he moved to the US, where he received his PhD in 2002. In the same year, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics at Alfred University, New York. In 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Financial Economics at the same University. He rejoined the CBJ in June 2006 as head of the monetary affairs division at the research department.

In 2009, he was promoted to deputy executive director and then to executive director for the research department in late 2011.

Sharkas holds a PhD degree in financial economics from the University of New Orleans, a master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Financial Economics from Yarmouk University, and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from the same university.

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