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Umayya Toukan

Umayya Salah Toukan
Born 1946 (age 68–69)
Nationality Jordan
Alma mater American University of Beirut
University of Oxford
Columbia Business School
Occupation Economist

Umayya Salah Toukan (born 1946) was the governor of the Central Bank of Jordan from 2001 to 2010.[1] He is married to Lina Izziddine Mufti.

Life and education

Toukan was born in 1946 in Amman, Jordan. He obtained his undergraduate and MBA degree from the American University of Beirut. He then joined the University of Oxford in Britain where he obtained a bachelor's degree in economic development. He later completed his PhD at Columbia Business School in 1987.[2] He served as the CEO of the stock exchange in Jordan.

Career and positions

  • Served as Head of the Department of Research and Studies at the Central Bank of Jordan.
  • Economic adviser to the Prime Minister.
  • CEO of the Amman Stock Exchange
  • Worked as an economist at the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi from 1989-1991.
  • Representative of Jordan at the United Nations in New York (Economic and Financial Committee) from 1973-1978.
  • Ambassador of Jordan to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan on 1 January 2001 for a period of five years and was re-appointed for a second term starting 1 January 2006.
  • Member of the 24th Senates of Jordan.

On 30 March 2013, Toukan was appointed minister of finance to the cabinet led by Abdullah Ensour.[3]


  1. ^ "Previous Governors". CBJ. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Global Economic Leader". Columbia University. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Wael Al Jaraisheh; Banan Malkawi (30 March 2013). "Preliminary Reading into Jordan's New Government". Ammon News. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
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