Suzanne Afanah

Member of the Board of Directors

Suzanne Afanah is a former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, a communications professional and award-winning journalist, with well over 29 years of experience as a senior executive in media, television and mass communications. During her 12 years at television Afanah served as Managing Director of Jordan TV and later as Vice Chairman of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Afanah also assumed different posts throughout her TV career, including producer, political correspondent, anchorwoman and Chief Editor at Jordan Television, and at major networks including Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Cable News Network (CNN).

Appointed by Her Majesty Queen Rania to the executive committee of the Arab Women’s Summit, Afanah led efforts to create the Arab Media Network to empower Arab women across 21 countries in the region.

Moving to a corporate career, Afanah lead communications, branding, and social responsibility at Zain one of the leading telecommunication providers in the Middle East and Africa, helping make it one the top five brands in the region.

Afanah joined government in 2010 assuming the portfolio of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. She is currently the managing partner at Advvise, one of the leading strategic communications and public relations agencies in Jordan.

Afanah also serves on the boards of Jordan River Foundation, the Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists, Generations for Peace and The Children’s Museum.