Our Advisory Board in Jordan
Our high profile Advisory Board Jordan was established in 2018 and provides:
- Strategic advice
- Network building
- Creating governmental support
- Local embedding of the project.
A full overview of the board and its members can be found here
Our Operational Team in the Netherlands
|Dana Ibrahim: Architect
Dana is our lead architect. Her deeply rooted fascination for sustainable building and city development brought her to GreenfieldCities. Dana is responsible for the development of the design for the campus, together with local and international experts, universities and partners. She supervises students of Jordanian universities as part of the design process. Additionally, Dana develops high-quality graphical products based on her graphic design skills. Dana is a real cosmopolitan team-player with a determined and distinctive vision.
|Eef van den Berg: Fundraiser & Junior Research Officer
Eef has a background in Human Geography, Planning and Environment and is now pursuing an MSc in Development and Rural Innovation. She is interested in equality and empowerment issues and tries to approach these topics from a practical perspective. Within GreenfieldCities her responsibilities are mostly focused on research tasks, with a particular focus on Dutch residents with a non-Western background … Read more
|Jessica Beaumont: Junior Research Officer
Jessica is from England and is currently studying for her MSc in Tourism, Society and Environment at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her role at GreenfieldCities involves conducting research relating to the feasibility of establishing a hotel on the GreenfieldCities campus in Mafraq. Her interest in tourism revolves around the idea that responsible tourism practices can be utilized for positive change within host societies. GreenfieldCities as well as the city of Mafraq might benefit from the establishment of a small yet dynamic tourism sector.
|Lily Alkhalil: Office Manager and Research Officer
Lily came from Syria and she has an economic master degree from Damascus University. She has nearly ten years of work experience in financial matters, planning and contracts. She has excellent reading and writing skills in official Arabic. Within GreenfieldCities, her responsibility is mostly focused on research and translation from English to Arabic especially for official documents. She is also responsible for managing the Dutch team. Read more …
|Mohamad Hassoun: IT Manager
Mohamad Hassoun from Syria holds a degree in Information Technology and a number of training certificates in the same field. Mohamad has 3 years of experience as administrator of IT infrastructure, programmer and designer of web sites. He is a brilliant and tenacious trouble shooter and there are very few problems he cannot solve. He worked for many charity and private organizations inside Syria and neighbouring countries.
|Nahom Tesfamichael: Financial and Administrative Specialist
Nahom came to the Netherlands from Eritrea and is a key specialist in our financial management team. Nahom grabs opportunities and always has smile on his face.
|Ruut Brandsma: IT Business Developer
Ruut is our IT Business Developer. He is responsible for getting funding for our ICT activities.
|Salim Nouri: Junior Regional Partnership Manager
Salim came to the Netherlands from Syria and is one of our partnership managers for our sponsors and supporters from the Arab speaking world. Salim is a mastermind when it comes to planning, organizing and deal making and he is one of our key linking pins towards Arabic counterparts.
|Wasim Othman: Junior Marketing Manager Arabic Speaking World
Wasim came to the Netherlands from Syria and is one of our junior marketing managers for the Arabic language stakeholders. Wasim also has a keen interest in sports management and will help the GFC team developing a strong sports theme plan for our new cities as well.
Our Operational Team in Jordan
|Alaa Al-Shorman: Research Officer
Alaa has a track-record of several publications and field research in Mafraq. She has a deep commitment to human rights and social justice, and gained knowledge and skills in leadership, politics and democracy through her involvement in youth leadership programs. Her idealism, energy and analytical mindset help her to execute her research role to make Mafraq a better place to live, learn and work.
|Haneen Al-Shdifat: Business Development Manager
Haneen has broad private sector and business development experience in the MENA region. She has a strong background in IT and has had career in companies like HP. Haneen was raised in Mafraq itself and knows the challenges of Mafraq youth and females by heart. Her strong connection with Mafraq makes her, as a career woman from Mafraq itself, a role model for youth from Mafraq.
|Hedzer Roodenburg Vermaat: Country Director Jordan
Hedzer is our Country Director in Jordan and manages the work for GreenfieldCities on the ground. Backed by a strong socio-technical background, field experience in refugee camps (research and work), project development and management experience in Jordan, Hedzer knows how to manoeuvre in the Jordanian context to make things happen. Read more …
Our Operational Team in Sweden
|Joris Benninga: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for, Strategy, Finance, Organisation development, Human resources, Recruitment, Private funding, Partner management
Joris has over 20 years of international experience in sustainable energy and is a visionary and successful team builder. Read more …
|Arie van Beek: Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer
Responsible for Public funding, Political commitment, Sustainability, Education, Marketing, IT
Arie’s key capability is to commit and empower public and private organisations to make step changes towards a sustainable future. Read more …