The ministers who joined the government are: Imad Fakhoury as minister of planning and international cooperation, Nayef Al Fayez as minister of tourism and antiquities, Maha Ali as minister of industry, trade and supply, Labib Khadra as minister of higher education and scientific research, and Majd Shweikeh as minister of information and communications technology.
The reshuffle also brought three first-time ministers - Khadra, Shweikeh and Ali - and two who have served in previous governments - Fakhoury and Fayez.
: Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Nayef Al Fayez
: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Fakhoury received a BSc in biomedical engineering and an MSc in engineering management from Case Western Reserve University, an MA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
He was appointed as a senator and chairman of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development board of trustees in November 2014, after serving as King's office director from 2011 to 2014.
Between 2009 and 2011, Fakhoury served as minister of public sector development and minister of state for mega-projects.
He has also served as regional programme and policy manager at the bureau for Arab States of the UNDP in New York; director of research and economic affairs and economic adviser on the peace process at the Foreign Ministry; president and COO of an industrial holding group; commissioner for investment and economic development at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority; chief of staff to His Majesty King Abdullah for planning and programming at the Royal Court.
was awarded Al Hussein Medal by King Abdullah in recognition of his
efforts towards economic development.