Ghaleb Zu'bi

Ghaleb Zu'bi (born 1943) is a Jordanian lawyer and politician who served in different post at the various cabinets of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Zu'bi was appointed as the Minister of Interior by Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki on 15 January 2017 until 25 February 2018.[1]

Ghaleb Zu'bi
Minister of Justice
In office
11 October 2012 – 30 March 2013
MonarchKing Abdullah II
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ensour
Preceded byKhalifah Suleiman
Succeeded byAhmad Ziadat
Minister of Interior
In office
May 2012 – 11 October 2012
Prime MinisterHani Al-Mulki
Preceded bySalameh Hammad
Minister of Interior
In office
15 January 2017 – 25 February 2018
Succeeded bySameer Mubaidin
Personal details
Born1943 (age 77–78)
Salt, Jordan
Alma materDamascus University

Early life and educationEdit

Zu'bi was born in Salt in 1943.[2] He hails from one of the Jordan’s largest tribes in Salt city.[3] He obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Damascus University in 1967.[2] He also holds a master's degree in law, which he received in Egypt in 1981.[2]


After working as lawyer, Zu'bi joined politics. Then he served as director of the anti-narcotics department, the Amman police department,[4] and assistant director of the public security department.[5] Next, he served as member of parliament for two terms, from 1997 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2007.[2] He was a deputy for East Bank, the first district of Balqa.[6] During his term, he served as head of the legal committee in the lower house for eight years.[7] His first cabinet post was the minister of state for parliamentary affairs and he was appointed to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Nader Dahabi in a reshuffle on 23 February 2009.[4][8]

In May 2012, Zu'bi was appointed interior minister to the second cabinet of Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, replacing Mohammad Al Raoud.[3] Zu'bi's term as interior minister lasted until 11 October 2012 when he was appointed justice minister to the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.[9] On 30 March 2013, Zu'bi was replaced by Ahmad Ziadat as justice minister.[10] On 15 January 2017, Zu'bi replaced Salameh Hammad in a government reshuffle.[1] Zu'bi served until 25 February 2018.


  1. ^ a b "Cabinet reshuffle sees 5 new ministers in, 7 out". The Jordan Times. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Profiles of Ministers". Jordan Embassy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Jordan gets 'conservative' govt". The Nation. Amman. AFP. 3 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Jordan's PM Reshuffles His Cabinet". Wikileaks. Amman. 24 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Profiles of New Ministers" (PDF). The Jordan Times. 12–13 October 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Symbolic Parliamentary Resolution Against Iraqi Voter Registration Campaign". Amman: Wikileaks. 6 January 2005. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Profiles of new ministers" (PDF). The Jordan Times. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  8. ^ "New Jordanian ministers sworn in". BBC Monitoring International Reports. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  9. ^ Hazaimeh, Hani (12 October 2012). "Ensour 20-strong Cabinet sworn in". The Jordan Times. Jordan Embassy. Retrieved 22 January 2013.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Ensour 19-member Cabinet sworn in". The Jordan Times. 30 March 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2013.