Samar Nassar

Samar Nassar boasts over 20 years’ experience within the world of sports – both as an athlete and within the sports management industry.

Nassar competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games as a swimmer, and was appointed as Chief of Mission for Jordan’s 2012 Olympics delegation, she also served as a board member of the Jordanian Olympic Committee.

Following her Olympic career, Nassar was chosen to spearhead Jordan’s bid to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016, an ambitious project that was crucial to the development of the women’s game in the country.

In December 2013, Nassar and her team’s efforts were rewarded with the selection of Jordan to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016. Nassar was appointed as the CEO of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016, leading the tournament to a successful delivery and marking the first time the tournament has been hosted in the Middle East.

Nassar was educated in Europe, with an Undergraduate Degree In Molecular Biology and Genetic and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.