H.E Dr. Mohammed Al-Ja'fari is the Chairman of the Jordan Innovative Start-ups and SMEs Fund (ISSF), Director General of the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corp. (JLGC). Dr. Ja'fari holds the position of the Chairman of the Jordan Innovative Start-ups and SMEs Fund (ISSF) since 2017 & the Director General of the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corp. (JLGC) since 2011. He is the representative of Loan Guarantee Schemes in MENA region at the World Bank Task Force to set the Principles on the design and implementation of PCGs for SMEs. Prior to that, he held the post of Director General of the Jordan Deposit Insurance Corporation (JODIC) during 2004-2011 and the Commissioner for Finance and Administration at Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in 2002 & 2003, and several positions at the Central Bank of Jordan at Financial Analysis and Monetary Research & Open Markets Operations Departments during the period 1986-2002. Dr. Ja’fari served as a Board Member in different groups, institutions & public shareholding corporations, he also was a member at the International Assembly Deposit (IADI) between February 2004 and June 2011, and the chairman of Membership and Communication Committee of International Association and MENA Regional Committee for Deposit Insurers. Dr. Ja’fari worked as a lecturer at Manchester Business School & University of Jordan and German Jordanian University. Dr. Ja'fari holds a PhD degree in Finance from Manchester Business School /England, and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Jordan and Bachelor of Economics from Yarmouk University.