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COVID-19 claims life of H.E. Akel Biltaji - Chairman of CCI France Jordanie

CCI France Jordanie/CAFRAJ has lost today 28 February 2021 a great man, our chairman H.E. Akel Biltaji who passed away after several weeks battle with covid-19. He was a great leader and a very inspiring one. A big loss to our chamber. His Charisma will be missed by all our Board of Directors, our staff and in reality all Jordanians. He was a very international figure and a friend of France.

He was decorated by La France when he was Mayor of Amman, holder of “legion d’honneur”.


Biography H.E Akel Biltaji


  • Chairman of the French Chamber of commerce and industry in Jordan (CAFRAJ) since 2017.

  • Mayor of the Greater Amman Municipality in September 2013 until August 2017 .

  • Senator till  2013

  • Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts 2012-2013

  • Adviser to King Abdullah II in the Royal Hashemite Court 2004-2005.

  • Chairman of the Board of Commissioners / Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority 2001-2004.

  • Minister of Tourism and Antiquities 1997-2001.

  • Senior Vice President / General Director of Passenger and Airport Services 1969-1976.

  • President, Executive Charter Jet Services, Arab Wings1977-78

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abdali Company for Investment and Development (the main developer of the new Abdali), and Abdali Boulevard,

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan Museum since the formation of the Council in 2005


Highest Jordanian Orders; Austrian Grand Gold Merit; Royal Norwegian Order of Merit; French Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur; Gran Cruz, Spain; Ordre National du Mérite.



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