Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

Dr. Akef Ahmad Al Zoubi

Dr. Akef Ahmad Al Zoubi is former Minister of Agriculture of Jordan. He served as Minister of Agriculture between 2013 and 2016. During that time, he was also chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Credit Corporation; the Board of Directors of the Jordanian Cooperative Association; and the Board of the National Center of the Agricultural Scientific Research and Extension. From 2010 to 2011 Dr. Al Zoubi served as Deputy of the Head of the Jordanian Alliance against Hunger and Food Insecurity, and Head of the Executive Committee of the Alliance. Between 2009 and 2013 he was advisor to the Jordanian Poultry Producers Association. Dr. Al Zoubi also worked as a trainer in the fields of strategic planning, agricultural marketing, agricultural policies, standards and specifications, food security, cooperative management and agricultural trade regulations under the World Trade Organization with various local and regional organizations. He conducted various studies in the fields of agricultural policies, joining WTO, food security, agricultural marketing and specifications and technical regulations of agricultural products with local and regional organizations. Dr. Al Zoubi holds an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics.