Maha Bahou has been Executive Manager of the Payment Systems, Domestic Banking Operations and Financial Inclusion Department of the Central Bank of Jordan since July 2011. Overall she has been with the Jordanian Central Bank for 28 years, working in different positions. She gained most of her experience in the Treasury Department. In 2010/2011 Ms. Bahou spent one year as a senior consultant at Philadelphia Consulting Group in Libya. She also has experience as lecturer at the University of Jordan and a trainer in cooperation with Philadelphia Consulting, the Institute of Banking Studies, the Central Bank of Jordan and different NGO’s. She holds a leadership and strategic management certificate from Sandhurst, UK in addition, Ms. Bahou is an certified mentor by the King Abdullah Centre for Excellence Award, a certified assessor by the European Foundation for Quality Management, and she has been awarded by King Abdullah II as the Distinguished Government Leader for the year 2016. In 2016, she completed the “Leadership in Financial Inclusion” program from Fletcher School- Tufts University – Boston.