The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, in association with The Embassy of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London, invite you to join our Ambassadorial e-Roundtable for Jordan to be held on 16th March 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm GMT.

We will be joined by His Excellency Mr Omar B. Al- Nahar, Ambassador of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London. The discussion will be chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman of the ABCC, and will be joined by Mr Bandar Reda, Secretary General & CEO of the ABCC.

The event will provide a briefing on Jordan’s latest projects and opportunities for doing business as the country seeks to encourage a new partnership with foreign investors. The discussion will be followed by Q&A.

Join us for what will be a timely and informative e-Roundtable.



His Excellency Mr Omar B. Al- NaharAmbassador of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London

His Excellency Mr Omar B. Al- Nahar assumed his post in London as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James’s in October 2017, whilst also serving as a non-resident Ambassador to Ireland and the Republic of Iceland. Ambassador Al-Nahar joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in 1992.  Since that time, he has held a number of senior positions at MoFA and the Prime Ministry, including Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates; Director of the European Affairs Department; Head of the Peace Process Negotiations Coordination Bureau; and Director of the Political Department and Advisor to the Prime Minister.  
Early diplomatic postings included five years in Tel Aviv; as well as Second Secretary & Consul to the Jordanian Embassy in London; and - from 2010-2016 - Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Korea. Born in 1969 and brought up in Amman, Ambassador Al-Nahar has a degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Jordan, Amman. He is married to Hiba and together they have two children, Haya and Hussein.


The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman, The Arab British Chamber of Commerce

The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean is a senior Labour member of the House of Lords and a business leader. Formerly Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Symons was a Minister in the UK Government from 1997 until stepping down in 2005. Among her government posts she was Minister for the Middle East, Minister for International Trade and Minister for Defence Procurement, and the Prime Minister’s envoy to the Gulf.
Previously a trade union general secretary, she was an Equal Opportunities Commissioner and a governor of the London Business School. As well as working closely with DLA Piper, Baroness Symons is now involved with a number of other commercial organisations, including roles as a non-executive director of British Airways, and as an advisor to other companies, including those with strong Middle East links, and with a number of not-for-profit organisations, including the International Red Cross.


Mr Bandar Reda, Secretary General & CEO, The Arab British Chamber of Commerce

Mr Bandar Reda took up his position as Secretary General and CEO of the ABCC on 1st March 2019. As CEO for the Chamber, Mr Reda will contribute his expertise and a proven track record, along with his combined experience as a diplomat and extensive hands-on experience in the private sector to help bring the Chamber to the next level. Mr Reda has a distinguished professional career of more than a decade in banking and corporate industry at SABB HSBC Saudi Arabia, prior to taking up senior positions in the diplomatic service of his country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the Commercial Attaché in the UK & Europe and before that in Italy and the Saudi delegation to BIE in Paris.
Mr Reda holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Orlando USA. He was an Executive Member of the Saudi-Italian Business Council, Council of Saudi Chambers; a Member of the Business Youth Committee, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce; a Member of the Saudi Economy Association; and a Member of the Saudi Arabian legal accountants. Mr Bandar Reda’s undoubted experience and abilities is clearly demonstrated in his extensive career of service in both public and private sectors. This appointment will enable him to make a vital contribution to the strengthening of the Chamber’s activities and extend its influence as the leading strategic business services organisation in the UK working to improve bilateral trade.



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