Dr. Adnan Al Araj

General Manager - BLOM Bank Jordan

General Manager-BLOM-Bank Jordan
Date of Birth: 16/11/1962
Nationality:     Jordanian.
Marital Status: Married.
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  • Ph.D. in Finance, Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies, 2003, G.P.A 3.75 out of 4, with an excellent rating.
  • Master’s degree in finance, Jordan University, 1989, with excellent grade.      
    B.A degree in accounting, Jordan University 1984.
  • ACPA, Arab Certified Public Accountant (ASCA), 1994.     
  • INSEAD Business School, 2001, Diploma:  Executive Certificate in Strategic Management in Banking. Paris.

Professional Certificates:

  • Certified Quality Engineer, CQE, American Society for Quality. ASQ 2023.
    Quality Engineering Academy, Certified Quality Engineering. The CQE Master Class,March,2022.
  • Villanova University: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, 2022.
    IASSC Certified Black Belt –ICBB-Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt -March-2022.
  • (CLSSBB): Certified  Lean Six Sigma Black Belt,2021, Council for Six Sigma Certification, October-2021.
  • IASSC Certified Green Belt, ICGB, 2021.
  • IASSC Certified Yellow Belt, ICYB, 2021.
  • TUM University, Certified  Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt,2021.
  • Certified Board Member-Corporate Governance. International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Other Certificates

  • TUM University, Lean Production Certificate.2021.
  • TUM University- Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.2021,
  • Kennesaw State University, Certificate in Six Sigma and Organization(Advanced),2021.
  • Six Sigma Statistics Using Minitab17,2022.


  • June, 2005-Present: The General Manager of BLOM Bank- Jordan.
  • January, 2005-May, 2005: Assistant General Manager for Regional Branches, Export & Finance Bank, Amman.
  • January 2004-December, 2004: Assistant General Manager for Credit & Branches, Export & Finance Bank, Amman, Jordan.
  • February 1998-December, 2003: Assistant General Manager for Corporate & Trade Finance, Export & Finance Bank, Amman Jordan.
  • April 1996-February, 1998: Credit Department Manager, Export & Finance Bank, Amman Jordan.
  • January 1986- April 1996: Credit Officer and Accounts Relationship Manager, Arab Bank, Headquarters, Amman, Jordan.


  • ASQ Membership, American Society for Quality-USA.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Blom Securities Company –Jordan.
  • Board Member, Association of Banks in Jordan.
  • Member of  Trustees Board of Middle East University,2007-present.
  • Board Member, Institute of Banking Studies, Central Bank of Jordan.
    Deputy Chairman of Trustees Board of Middle East University for the period from January 2007 -2014.
  • Member of Deanship of Business Administration Faculty in Hashemite University 2006-2007.
  • Member of Deanship of Science Faculty in University of Jordan from 2009 till 2012.
  • Member of Deanship of Postgraduate Studies & Scientific Research in Al-Ahliyya Amman University from 2006-2007.
  • Supervisor on Ph.D. Dissertations in the banking department at Arab Academy for Banking and Finance Sciences.

Other Experiences

Lecturer and instructor with the following institutions:

  • Meddle East University for Graduate Studies for the following courses:
    • Managerial Finance.
    • Portfolio Management.
    • Risk Management.
  • Becker Professional Review and Morgan International-Jordan for Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Corporate Finance, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics.
  • Trainedge-Jordan for the following courses:
    • Risk Management in Banking.
    • Finance for non-financiers.
  • Arab Academy for Banking and Finance Sciences for the following courses:
    • Credit Risk Management, Ph.D. level.
    • Retail Banking, Ph.D. level.
    • Monetary Policy and Banks Supervision, Ph.D. level.
    • Seminar in Banking, Master level.
    • E-Banking, Master level.
  • Oman International Bank  for the following seminars:
    • Risk Management in Banking.
    • Corporate Credit Analysis
    • Cash Flow Management.
    • Basel II Accord.
  • Oman Institute of Banking for courses in  Strategic Management in Banking and Future Banks.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)-World Bank for the following models:
    • Asset Liability management.
    • Credit Risk Management.
    • Credit Analysis.
  • Al Rajhi Banking Corporation for training courses in customer evaluation and credit analysis.
  • Arab Bank for the following seminars:
    • Advanced Credit Analysis.
    • Accounting in Banking.
  • Industrial Development Bank (IDB) for the following seminars:
    • Advanced Credit Analysis.
    • Advanced Financial Analysis.
  • Housing Bank for the following seminars:
    • Advanced Credit Analysis.
    • Remedial & Workout Loans Management.
    • Cash Flow Management.

Seminars & Conferences

  • The International Arab Banking Summit 2008, Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue-Paris.
  • Annual Achieving Operational Excellence In Banking Summit, 2007,Dubai, UAE.
  • Union of Arab Banks, The International-Arab Banking Summit for 2007 “Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue, Brussels Belgium.
  • Ifex Training, 2003, Middle East Fraud Prevention Training Course. Bahrain
  • IBC Global Conference, Insuring Export Credit & Political Risk,2003, London.
  • Euromoney Training, 2000, International Capital Markets. London.
  • Euromoney Training, 2000, Syndicated Loans, London.
  • Lebanese American University (LAU), 1999, Risk Management and the Evolution of Banks. Lebanon.
  • United Group Consulting & Management Co. and Investment Promotion Corporation, 1999, Fundamentals of Leasing.
  • Institute of Banking Studies, Strategic Thinking in Banking, 1998
  • Union of Arab Banks, 1997, Corporate Finance, Lebanon.
  • Citibank School of Banking, 1995, Fundamentals of Credit Analysis. Jordan.
  • TEAM, Corporate Strategy, 1994, Jordan.
  • Institute of Banking Studies, Forwards & Futures Contracts, 1994.
  • Jordan Institute of Management, 1991, Estimating & Analyzing Costs of Investment Projects, Jordan.
  • ICSM, 1990, Credit & Export Financing, Jordan.
  • MMIS, 1995, Management in the 90’s Workshop, Jordan.

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