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Samir Rifai
سمير الرفاعي

Assumed office 
14 December 2009
Monarch Abdullah II
Preceded by Nader al-Dahabi

Born 1 July 1966 (1966-07-01) (age 43)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Harvard University
Trinity College, Cambridge
Religion Islam

Samir Zaid al-Rifai (Arabic: سمير زيد الرفاعي‎) (born July 1, 1966[1]) is the current Prime Minister of Jordan.[2] He is son of former Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai and grandson of Samir al-Rifai.


Early life

Rifai took admission in the Harvard University in 1984 and received his bachelor's degree in Middle East Studies in 1988. He obtained his master's degree in International Relations from the Cambridge University in 1989.[1]


Initially, Rifai worked in the office of the Crown Prince. In 1999, Rifai was appointed Secretary General of the Royal Hashemite Court. He also headed the Royal Press Office and the communications department.[1]

Rifai was the Minister of the Royal Court from 2003 to 2005. In April 2005, he was appointed the advisor to the King. In October 2005, he became the CEO of the financial group Jordan Dubai Capital. He was appointed Prime Minister on 9 December, 2009.[3] The cabinet formed by him was approved by a royal decree on 14 December, 2009.[4]

Awards and honors

He has been decorated with the Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Kawkab Al Urduni and the Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Istiqlal.[1]




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