Alaa Batayneh

Alaa Arif Batayneh (Arabic: علاء عارف البطاينة‎; born 1969) is a Jordanian businessman and politician. He is also the son-in-law of Prince Hassan bin Talal.

Alaa Batayneh
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
11 October 2012 – 30 March 2013
MonarchAbdullah II
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ensour
Succeeded byMalek Kabariti
Personal details
Born1969 (age 51–52)
Amman
NationalityJordanian
Spouse(s)Princess Rahma bint Hassan
Children2
ResidenceAmman
Alma materGeorge Washington University

Early life and educationEdit

Alaa Batayneh was born in Amman in 1969.[1] His family, part of the Batayneh tribe, is from Irbid.[2] His father, Arif Batayneh, is a former member of the parliament and former Minister of Health.[1] He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1991 and a master of science degree in management information systems in 1993, both from George Washington University.[3]

CareerEdit

After graduation, Batayneh dealt with business until 2000 in different countries other than his native Jordan, including the United States and the United Kingdom.[3] In addition, he is a member of the board of various firms.[4] From 2000 to July 2005, he served as the general secretary at the ministry of transport. Then he was named as director general of the Jordan customs directorate in 2005 where he served until 2007.[3]

Additionally, Batayneh was appointed minister of transport to the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Nader Dahabi in November 2007, which was his first ministerial post.[1][5] He became the minister of public works and housing in a cabinet reshuffle on 23 February 2009, replacing Sahel Majali in the post.[6] His term ended in November 2010, and he was named again as the minister of transport to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Samir Rifai.[7] Then he was appointed minister of energy and mineral resources to the cabinet formed by Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh in May 2012.[8] Batayneh was named as the minister of energy and mineral resources as well as the minister of transport in the cabinet of Abdullah Ensour on 11 October 2012.[9] His term ended on 30 March 2013 and he was succeeded by Malek Kabariti as minister of energy and mineral resources.[10] Nidal Katamine replaced him as transport minister as well.[10] He was appointed next, by a royal decree, to the upper House of Parliament, becoming a Senator on 25 October 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

Alaa Batayneh married to Princess Rahma, the eldest daughter of Prince Hassan bin Talal, in July 1997.[1] They have two children named Aysha (born January 2002) and Arif (born February 2006).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Family". El Hassan bin Talal Website. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Jordan's PM Reshuffles His Cabinet". Wikileaks. 24 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ala'a Batayneh appointed as Al Salam's new Chief Executive Officer". AMEinfo. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Biographies for Jordan's New government". Wikileaks. Dazzlepod. 26 November 2007. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "New Jordanian ministers sworn in". BBC Monitoring International Reports. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "New government sworn in". The Star. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Jordan's king swears in new conservative-dominated cabinet". Al Arabiya. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Hani Hazaimeh (12 October 2012). "Ensour 20-strong Cabinet sworn in". The Jordan Times. Amman. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Ensour 19-member Cabinet sworn in". The Jordan Times. 30 March 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)