Rasha Manna

Rasha Manna
 Managing Director
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Amman
THNK connection: THNKer , AMS Class 09

 

I am Managing Director of Endeavor's Jordan chapter. Endeavor is an international non-profit organisation catalyzing sustainable economic growth by selecting, supporting and accelerating the growth of High-Impact entrepreneurs.

 

Prior to joining Endeavor, I come from an Investment Banking background. I started by setting up and heading the Equity Research at Amwal Invest, and later at Jordan Investment Trust Company. JordInvest's research department grew to become the leading equity research provider in Jordan covering all blue chip companies. I then moved on to become Senior Vice President, heading the Corporate Finance Division where I managed several deals including financial advisory, private and public offerings, as well as working on an investment deal which culminated in the IFC co-investing with Jordinvest in a private company in the education sector. I represented JordInvest on several private and publicly listed boards at the time.

 

Preceding this, I was part of Hikma Pharma's Corporate Finance team, responsible for taking the company public on the London Stock Exchange. My time there was mainly focused on M&A activity. For a six month period I led the transition phase for a plant that was acquired in Italy, where I was acting CFO and was responsible for implementing Hikma policies and procedures and restructuring the balance sheet, before recruiting a local CFO to take over. I started my career in Audit with Ernst & Young, reaching the rank of senior auditor before moving on.

 

I have a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and an Executive MBA from the American University of Beirut. Other designations include; Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.