Ishak Safadi started his career as one of the first leading team members in INMA: A Saudi agricultural development organization that establishes solutions on how to optimize sustainable agricultural practices. Safadi then started his own business in wood trading in north Saudi Arabia which is still up and running.In 1992, Safadi visited Jordan for the first time and he was intrigued by Al Quds College, which led to his investing in it due to his strong belief in reforming the educational system in the Middle East.
In 1999, Ishak Safadi and his son Ibrahim Safadi fully invested in Al Quds College and developed a demand-driven, practical education model in the Middle East.
In year 2000, Al-Safadi designated his son Ibrahim Safadi to take full responsibility in scaling up the college and implementing a sustainable model for vocational education and training.
Ibrahim Safadi is the founder and CEO of Luminus Education. He is a Jordanian entrepreneur whose passion and commitment to help young people improve their lives drove him to create an innovative education-for-employment model that targets low and middle-income students. Frustrated with his own university experience, that he felt was not equipping him with relevant skills for the job market, Safadi dropped out of university and started the long and challenging journey to promote vocational education in Jordan as a pathway to improving the career prospects of youth.Being a world-class entrepreneur, Safadi took the opportunity offered by a partnership with the European Union in 2016 to set up Luminus Shamal Start; an incubator, Fab Lab and Maker Space focused on high potential start-ups in the hardware and manufacturing sectors. After just sixteen months in operation, 54 start-ups have been incubated and over 160 jobs have been created.
Al Manaseer Group
Al Manaseer Group is a holding company that manages 16 subsidiary companies related to infrastructure, energy, business solutions, consumer products and services and chemicals. Al Manaseer Group works on the development and optimization of the economic industry in Jordan. The company adopts a strategy that aims to expand its business and leave an influential mark in the market.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
IFC is a sister organization of the World Bank and a member of the World Bank Group. It is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. IFC applies financial resources, technical expertise, global experience and innovative thinking to help its partners overcome financial and operational challenges.
Swicorp is a private financial services group that provides solutions in investment banking, private equity and asset management in the Middle East and North Africa. Through its extensive principal investment network, Swicorp activates significant proprietary investments for MENA and international opportunities across various asset classes.