Meet Our Alumni: Wajdi Makhamreh

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Wajdi Makhamreh

By way of introduction, my name is Wajdi Makhamreh. I am a capital market and investment banking expert with over 25 years of experience in Jordan and the Middle East. I am also a Board Member of the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA). YEA is an NGO and a platform for young entrepreneurs to exchange their success stories. I am passionate to encourage the development of dialogue between Arab Business Executives and their counterparts from other countries, thus creating an environment in which informed opinions and knowledge flow in both directions. Also, I am always eager to identify different types of leaderships (political, economic, cultural and institutional) and to understand the different concepts and categories of leadership with more focus on innovation and crisis management. Recently, I am Chairing the Freedom Café steering committee, which includes all the individuals that have attended the different workshops organized by the International Academy of Leadership in Gummersbach, Germany. 

 I have attended: What does a "Blue Economy" change? A program that was held between 9th and 20th of October, 2016 at the International Academy of Leadership in Gummersbach, Germany. The program explored the concept of Blue Economy (BE). BE means using available resources in cascading systems (that the waste of one product becomes the raw material for a new cash flow). The program also covered the liberal approach to economic issues (resources, scarcity and prices) and how free markets can be blue? In addition, the program covered the issue of sustainability, which is the underlying aim of blue economy and how we can design sustainable processes and at what cost. At the same time, we have attended many lectures on blues issues. The program also covered the concept of Enviropreneurship and what conditions needed for encouraging entrepreneurship in support of environmental objectives. I believe the program provided me with a great opportunity to learn from other participants’ experiences and their success stories and have an insight of their leadership and management styles in all aspects. In addition, it helped me identify different types of leadership (political, economic, cultural, and institutional) and to understand the different concepts and categories of leadership with more focus on innovation and crisis management, which reflected positively in my career.