Nour founded Tarjama in 2008 in Amman, Jordan. In 2011, she moved the company to Abu-Dhabi, guiding it as it grew into a regional company, employing 40 full time staff and 200 freelance staff in four Arab countries.
Nour is a staunch advocate of women’s empowerment and Tarjama’s high impact business model is a reflection of this passion. The model involves training, hiring, and promoting women who might not otherwise have been able to enter the workforce. Of the 200 women Tarjama has trained over the past few years, 100 have been hired by the company on a part time or freelance basis.
Nour is also the co-founder of the highly successful Jordanian-based luxury events company, Pinkmoon Events, which she continues to grow in her role as Business Development Director. In 2016, Nour was awarded the prestigious title of an Aspen Institute Fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Al-Ahlia University in Jordan.
Zaid Abul Fealat
Chief Operating Officer
In his capacity as COO, Zaid oversees operational systems and the effectiveness of the HR, IT, and Finance teams, in addition to contributing significantly to Tarjama’s long-term strategic planning.
Prior to his role at Tarjama, Zaid’s keen interest in social development led to such positions as Acting Media and Communications Director and Project Manager at the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development and Emergency Response Field Coordinator at Action Aid Denmark in Jordan. It was also this passion which afforded him the opportunity to act as one of the main Jordanian organizers of Ball University’s Soccer for Peace and Understanding Program, held in Jordan in 2011.
Owing to another one of his passions – technology - Zaid is the founder and owner of Gaming Republic, a network and internet social gaming center which he established in Amman in 2012. Zaid holds a BA in English Translation from the Applied Science University in Jordan.
Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, Anas identifies and pursues opportunities for long-term relationships with Tarjama’s clientele. He transitioned into this role after serving as Operations Team Leader within Tarjama for one year, during which he forged solid relationship with clients and contributed to creating a systematic workflow for task and document management.
Prior to joining Tarjama, Anas was a full-time translator and program assistant in Amman, Jordan, for the Iraq International Organization for Migration (IOM). He held the position for over four years, training and supervising a team to build multiple assessment tools, analyze data, and produce reports. He also translated the website content for the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development into Arabic.
Anas is a climbing enthusiast and on weekends can be found attempting to scale ever-increasing heights.
Rakan Al Hassan
In his position as Projects Manager, Rakan identifies project requirements and objectives, carries out risk assessment processes, and liaises with clients.
Rakan began his career in the region as a consultant for the GHQ Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi, where his main role was to link the United Arab Emirates Navy with manufacturers. The partnerships he facilitated included one with an alliance of highly-specialized companies in the defense industry, which led to the design and construction of the Abu-Dhabi Class Corvette, a cutting-edge surveillance vessel. Rakan then moved into events management, first with MBC Group, then with Wood International, a UK-based company. Among the highlights of his events management career were project managing the Dubai International Film Festival on its 10th anniversary and the International Government Communications Forum in Sharjah, UAE.
In his free time, Rakan enjoys boxing and listening to old school R&B and hip-hop. He hopes one day to produce his own music. Rakan holds a BA in Economics, specializing in Business Studies, from the University of Manchester.