Amir Shihadeh is the Founder & Director of YARA (Youth Association for Reality and Awareness) – an NPO which was established in 2010. Over the years, YARA has conducted dozens of campaigns on various matters: from securing education for out of school children, preserving the environment, empowering both youth and women, holding interfaith & inter-religious dialogues, and establishing sustainable projects. As a result of YARA’s impact on enhancing society, Amir became a Fellow for the King Abdullah Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement. In addition, YARA is the first NPO to become a member with the Jordan Strategy Forum (www.JSF.org).
Amir is a Global Shaper and Curator for the Amman Hub of the Global Shapers Community; an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is also the Chief Operating Officer at Mlabbas; a company with retail outlets and an online presence which offers a shopping experience that provides funky and fun gift items as well as offers the customer the option to customize their own products. Shihadeh holds a BA in Business Information Systems, which he earned from Jordan University, ranking 10th out of 130 graduating students.