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Startup fund ISSF names new CEO

Mohammed Al-Muhtaseb
Mohammed Al-Muhtaseb.(Photo: Handout)
AMMAN — The Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund’s (ISSF) board of directors has recently appointed Mohammed Al-Muhtaseb as the CEO of the fund.اضافة اعلان

The ISSF, established in 2017, is private shareholding company that promotes the Jordanian entrepreneurial ecosystem by empowering youth-led, early-stage, innovative startups and SMEs, according to the fund’s website.

According to the World Bank, the ISSF is expected to invest in 150–200 local innovation companies by the end of 2023.

Muhtaseb brings with him more than 21 years of entrepreneurship, investment, and executive and leadership experience across the public, private and NGO sectors, the fund announced in a Monday press statement.

He holds an MBA (Kent Business School) and a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Engineering and Medical Electronics Engineering from the University of Kent, UK.


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