Jordan appoints Sharaf as new governor


Sharif Fares Sharaf, a member of the board of directors and a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, has been named the institution's new governor.

Petra, a government owned news agency, on Thursday said a royal decree approving a cabinet decision to appoint Sharaf as governor was passed. His appointment for a five-year term is effective immediately.

Sharaf succeeds Umayya Toukan, who has been governor of the central bank for the past ten years. Toukan's second five year term is

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