Before joining ESCWA, Mr. Fraihat held several leadership and governmental positions in Jordan, including as the Director-General of the Jordanian Department of Statistics and Director-General of the National Information Technology Center. He began his career as a professor and lecturer at various universities worldwide.
Mr. Fraihat earned a PhD in Management Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1992, and a Master’s in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Bridgeport in 1988, both with excellence. Throughout his 30-year career, he has established a 360-degree view of information and communication technology, statistics, technology for SDGs, quantitative management, econometrics and other related topics. He has worked in six countries within 11 institutions, namely non-governmental organizations and academic, government and research institutions.