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Atef Alawneh

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1949
  • Age: 66
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Born in Azmut, near Nablus, on 3 April 1949; received an MA in Economics (1977) and one in Political Science (1979) from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany; later earned a PhD in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in 1983; returned and worked as a Professor of Economics at An-Najah National University in Nablus from 1983; became Chairman of the Economics Dept. at An-Najah in 1984 (until 1986); worked as part-time instructor at the Ibrahimieh Community College in Jerusalem from 1986-87 and at the Islamic University of Gaza from 1987-89; was Chairman of the Palestinian Economists Association from 1988-90; became a member of the Consult Committee of the Rural Research Center and of the Data Bank Committee at An-Najah in 1990; serves as Vice-Pres. of the Ibrahimieh Community College in Jerusalem since 1991; served as Chairman of the Al-Quds Open University’s Ramallah Center from 1991-94; Board of Trustees member of the Arab Studies Society since 1992; was a member of the Technical Committees in Jerusalem during 1992-94; was a member of the Palestinian delegation to the Regional Economic Development Working Group of the multilateral talks in Rabat in 1993; member of the International Institute of Public Finance in Saarbrücken, Germany, since 1994; serves as PA Deputy Minister of Finance since 1994; is a member of the Ad-hoc group of Experts of International Cooperation in Tax Matters, UN, New York, since 1995; member of the Administrative Boards of the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) since 1996, of the Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA) since 1997, the Palestinian Investment Promotion Agency (PIPA) since 1999, and of the Association of the Arab Certified Public Accountant since 1999; Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PA Tax Administration Computer System since 1998; Steering Committee member of the Local Infrastructure and Capacity Building Project of the Belgian Technical Cooperation since 2001 and of the Municipal Development Project of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) since 2002; Vice-Pres. of the Palestinian National Pension Committee since 2003; head of the Pension Coordination Unit , World Bank Project since 2004; has been and still is involved in many additional boards, committees and projects; since Aug. 2005, CEO of the Capital Market Authority in the West Bank; has conducted numerous research activities in the fields of finance, trade, taxation and other economic issues and written many articles, papers and studies on those subjects.


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