Abdel Salam Majali
Date and place of birth:
1925 in Karak, Jordan.
He received his MD from the Medical College, Syrian University, Damascus, in 1949; Diploma of Laryngology and Otology, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, London, 1953; Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, 1960; “Doctor Honoris Causa,” Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1974; and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1986. He is a Fellow of the Islamic-World Academy of Sciences (1986) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (1985).
Professional experience and political career:
He was ENT Consultant and Director General, the Royal Medical Services, Jordan Armed Forces, Amman, 1960-1969; Minister of Health of Jordan, 1969-1971; President of the University of Jordan, Amman, 1971-1976 and 1980-1989; Minister of Education, 1976-1979; Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs, 1970-1971 and 1976-1979.
He has been a Professor of Medicine, University of Jordan, since 1973.
He was Chairman, University Council, United Nations University, Tokyo (Japan), 1977-1982; Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, 1985-1990.
Dr. Majali was appointed advisor to HM the late King of Jordan during the late eighties. He served as Prime Minister of Jordan for two terms during 1990s, 1993-1995 and 1997-1998.
Dr. Abdel Salam Majali received Jordan’s highest decorations as well as decorations from most Arab and European countries.
Currently, Dr Majali is the Chairman of the Jordan Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is President of the International Affairs Society (Jordan), and President of the Islamic-World Academy of Sciences.
He is married with three children.