|Monarch Abdullah II|
Preceded by Fayez al-Tarawneh
Name Abdullah Ensour
|Political party Independent|
Role Prime Minister of Jordan
Party Independent politician
|Full Name Abdullah Abdulkarim Hamdan
Born 20 January 1939 (age 76) Salt, Transjordan (now Jordan) (1939-01-20)
Alma mater American University of Beirut Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Office Prime Minister of Jordan since 2012
Education American University of Beirut (1960), Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Similar People Abdullah II of Jordan, Hussein of Jordan, Abdullah I of Jordan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Faisal bin Hussein
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Abdullah Ensour ( ; Arabic: عبد الله النسور ʿAbd Allāh an-Nasūr; born 20 January 1939) is a Jordanian economist who was Prime Minister of Jordan between October 2012 and May 2016. A veteran politician, he has held various cabinet positions in Jordanian government in addition to being prime minister.
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- Early life
- Positions Held Current Previous
- Personal life
- Honours and awards
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Ensour was born in Salt. He studied at the American University of Beirut where he obtained his bachelor's degree in statistics. He then continued to get his master's degree in institutions management, at the University of Michigan in the United States. He also obtained his Ph.D. in planning at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Positions Held, Current & Previous
• Senatorial Posts:
- Member of the House of Representatives 1989-1993, 1993-1995, 2010–2012
- Member of the Senate Council 1997-2009, 2008-2010
• Ministerial Positions:
• Experiences and Memberships, Current and Previous Councils:
Ensour was first elected as a deputy to the Jordanian Parliament in 1989, again in 1992, and a third time in 2010. His first ministerial post was as Minister of Planning in 1984. He then became Minister of Planning again in 1985; he also served as Minister of Education (1989); Minister of Foreign Affairs (1991); Minister of Industry and Trade (1993); Minister of Higher Education (1996); Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Administrative Development (1997); and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information (1998). He also served in the parliament in the lower house of representatives from 1989 to 2001.
Ensour was also governor of Jordan to the World Bank, deputy of Jordan to the International Monetary Fund and deputy permanent delegate to UNESCO; he sits on a number of boards including the Arab African Bank, Nuackchott (President); the University of Jordan (Vice-President); and the French Universities' Graduates in Jordan (Honorary President).
In October 2012, he was appointed as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II, replacing Fayez Tarawneh. After general elections in January 2013, King Abdullah reappointed Ensour as Prime Minister on 9 March 2013. His second cabinet was sworn in on 30 March 2013. His term ended on 29 May 2016.
Ensour is a member of Prague Society for International Cooperation, a respected NGO whose main goals are networking and the development of a new generation of responsible, well-informed leaders and thinkers.
Ensour was married to Hala Khleifat, who died on 14 October 2015. The couple had three children.