Dr. Osama Obeidat
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Osama brings more than 25 years of experience in education quality, policy, evaluation, and reform, among other areas. Before joining QRTA in 2019, Osama worked for 6 years as the Director of the school inspection at Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge. Osama worked as an Associate Professor of educational management and policy at the Hashemite University in Jordan.
Throughout his career, Osama consulted for several local and international organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, EDT, Ministries of Education in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Rwanda, and Iraq.
Osama holds a Ph.D. in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Evaluation Practices from George Washington University as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from INSEAD Business School.
Executive Director of Strategic Affairs
Abdelmajeed Shamlawi has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies on organizational and sector levels. Over the past five years, Mr. Shamlawi has been focusing on developing and growing programs and projects at the Queen Rania Teacher Academy through his strategic development role, in addition to integrating technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship into Education, his role has been key in developing and maintaining QRTA Strategic Plan and growing QRTA portfolio, partnerships and alliances, and programs in Jordan and the region, and hence enhancing the sustainability of the organization.
Amal Al Abbasi
Director of Support Services
With over a decade of experience in financial management for NGOs Amal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Jordan and holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Analysis from the Institute of Banking Studies, a Certificate of Fundamentals in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Kuehne Foundation, a CNAP Certificate from Wagner CPAs, and was enrolled in the CIA program.
She is Leading and managing the Support Services Directorate to achieve institution objectives through the following five mandates: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Tendering and Contracts Management, IT Management, and Asset Management.
Director of Programs
During her four years at QRTA, Rola led the Teacher Education Professional Diploma and took the role of the Quality Assurance Lead. She is an experienced subject head and classroom practitioner with a successful record of teaching mathematics for over 25 years. She won the Cambridge Queen Rania Outstanding Teacher Award and is an accredited International Trainer and Examiner with CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education). Rola took part in reviewing the content of the online mathematics curriculum on EDRAAK Platform. Rola is always driven with her passion to help the marginalized and vulnerable youth through voluntary work. She obtained her master’s degree in Education from Framingham State College in the US. Stemming from her belief in continuous professional development, Rola obtained her fellowship in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education Middle East Professional Learning Initiative and obtained the Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from HGSE in 2019.