Bassam Kanaan

EVP, Corporate Development and M&A

  • Appointed: 2014
  • Joined Hikma: 2001
  • Nationality: Jordanian

Skills and experience: Bassam joined Hikma as Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and played a leading role in preparing for Hikma’s IPO in 2005 and in its subsequent M&A activity.. Bassam currently heads Global Business Development, M&A, Alliance Management, as well as Hikma’s API Manufacturing and API Development.  

Bassam is qualified as a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Bassam has a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an International Executive MBA from Kellogg/Recanati Schools of Management.

Other appointments: Bassam currently holds a Non-Executive Directorship in Arab Bank. Bassam has served on the Boards of Aqaba Development Co., Jordan Dubai Properties, Zara Holding, Capital Bank of Jordan, CEGCO and Paltel. Bassam is active in several non-profit and charity organisations and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Welfare Association in Jordan.