Mary Nazzal-Batayneh

Chairperson, 17 Ventures

Mary was chosen as Jordan’s Top Businesswoman in 2019 and was featured as a Forbes cover story entitled “Hospitality Meets Humanity.”

She is recognized for bridging the worlds of social impact and business and is the Chairperson of 17 Ventures, an impact investment and advisory firm specialized in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and innovative finance in MENA. 17 Ventures has co-launched the Jordan Growth and Impact Fund to drive meaningful job creation for women and youth. Mary is also the Founder of Landmark Hotels, Jordan’s leading hospitality business with a focus on social impact. She is an Advisor for the SEAF Global Refugee Fund and a Partner in the Social Enterprise Project (SEP) in the Jerash refugee camp. She is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a qualified Barrister (Bar of England & Wales).