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Basem Safadi

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Date of Birth


4th of Jul 1964.




Marital Status






US Green Card Holder





Amman- Jordan






[email protected]



Valparaiso University, Indiana,  (1987-1989).


Indiana – USA.


Degree: Bachelor of Science in Computer  Science.


Meurthe Moselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2000-2001).


Nancy – France.


Degree: Honorary Doctorate.


Damascus University, College of Business  Administration (1982-1985).


Damascus – Syria.


Degree: Transferred to USA.



Grenoble Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Grenoble – France









International Trade Center (ITC)


Geneva – Switzerland





Trade Information System and Services




IP3 (International Public Private Partnership)



Washington D.C – USA





Technology of Business Process


Said Business School


Oxford – UK





High Performance Leadership Programme



Experience Level


Very Good


Analysis Tools




Resource management




Strategic  Planning








Project Management




Research & Development




Communication Skills






       Experience Level


Very Good


Analysis Tools








Microsoft Visio 2007




Languages & Technologies
























Microsoft SQL Server 2000








Service Oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD)






Syrian American Medical Society NGO

(10/10/2013 - 31/03/2014)

Amman- Jordan

Deputy Country Manager


• Work closely with the office director and act as his deputy when requested by the director.

• Handle the medical support projects in Amman and help improve the services provided to patients.

• Work on supporting the staff members and help build their capacities.

• Helping and supervising the staff with their work related to grants (project writing, project

implementation and follow up/documentation) and helping with Turkey office with the same issue.

• Will have a role in communication with international relief organizations in Jordan and highlights

SAMS’ role on this level.

• Other responsibilities as may be assigned


Jordan for Shopping Centers

 (05/02/2013 - 05/10/2013


HR & Admin Manager


Responsible for the administration and coordination of various employment processes

• Perform a wide variety of complex duties related to the day-to-day

  supervision of assigned human resources functions including recruitment,

  selection, employment, compensation, affirmative action and

  employee/employer relations

• Responsible for analyzing issues and information, identifying symptoms,

  and applying sound judgment to alternatives and solutions in order to

  deliver quality services

 Prepare employee notifications as necessary
 Plan, develop, and implement office procedures.
 Attend work-related conferences and seminars.
 Maintain strict confidentiality on all job-related matters
 Responsible for company’s HR/Payroll systems and any related data
 Maintain relations with high rank recruiting agencies
 Coordinate/Assist in company’s events and activities as required
 Performs other related duties as assigned  Skills

  • Providing Admin support to other Departments



Syrian Arab Red Crescent (2007 –  2013)


Damascus  – Syria



Coordinator,  International Relations & NGOs Affairs


  • Supervise SARC Counseling Center Sahnaya Suburbs Damascus funded by UNICEF
  • Coordinate SARC Activities with International NGOs
  • Set up technical  groups with a range of projects
  • Develop relation with donors & promoting SARC
  • Facilitate & Monitor  the financial resources development

      in relation to humanitarian and relief activities

  • Prepare and negotiate projects plans, agreements including Memorandum

      of Understanding (MOU) With International partners and NGOs

  • Field missions and structure planning for new organizational structure 
  • Projects Resource mobilization and marketing for several humanitarian activities

     supervised by SARC.



Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce (1994 - 2007)


Damascus  – Syria



Deputy Director


  • Manage and Supervise daily activities of the Federation
  • Ensure full coordination between the Federation and

Other Syrian CCs.

  • Propose to the Board of Directors new methodologies

For the strategic planning, leadership, resource management, achievement performance and financial targets

  • ISO Certification Responsible & Coordinator


Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce (1994 - 2007)


Damascus  – Syria



Director of Trade Information



  • Support Intranet administration when necessary
    Development of all web applications Designs
    Develop Mobile/Handheld application for the FSCC web portal
    Development of new web based applications
  • Maintain and operate the network system connected with

Syrian CCs,

Information obtained through  the internet to Chambers of

Commerce in Syria

  • Develop new export strategies & techniques to manage the trade flow

Between in Syria

  • Design & Develop an Export guide for businesses in Syria
  • Develop CCs structures, work cycle and data flow
  • Federation web site which includes useful information

Abut FSCC activities, Syrian CCs, country information,

E-directory, and important information about economic

Laws and investment climate.


ARCHIMEDES Programme project- Liaison Officer

  • It is an EU initiative to develop co-operation between

Syrian and European CCs, I was responsible for

Organizing several workshops and seminars within the

Frame work of this project as follows:

  1. Export promotion project in co-operation with

Rotterdam CC (Netherlands) and Augusburg CC


  1. E-Commerce  workshop in co-operation with

Rome CCI(Italy) and Nancy CCI (France)

  1. Buyers & Sellers  tour to different European CCIs.





Syrian European Business Centre



Damascus  – Syria



Consultant-Institutional Development and Policy Formulation


  • Euro-Syrian Contact Days-Project (ESCD):

It is an annual event consists of pre-booked bilateral

B2B meetings between Syrian and European SMEs with

The objectives of creating business co-operation


  • Selecting National & Intl Experts at the SEBC
  • Institutional Development Project:

The aim of this project is to upgrade and develop

Chambers Structure and services using new methods

Gained from European Chambers experiences

  • E-trading network:

The aim of this project is to develop interactive  E-

Connection between Syrian and EU firms in the Agrifood


  • INTEGRA network Project:

The aim of this project is to develop and create a link

between Syrian service centers and Italian, Balkan

  • service centers through  Internet and web techniques




Damascus Chamber of Commerce

 (1991 - 1994)


Damascus  – Syria



Head of Computer Department


  • System analyst of the Chamber's activities to automate

Using system analysis methods , the software system was

Written accordingly

  • Troubleshoot, maintain  the computer network system


Cham Palace Hotel

 (1989 - 1991)


Damascus  – Syria



Supervisor of Computer Department


  • Software programming and hardware support of AT&T

3B2/400 mainframe UNIX

  • Software development to manipulate the Hotel back &

      Front office facilities using D language


Other Related Activities:

 Project manager

Eurochambers projects

Team Leader

I was Team Leader for EU-funded projects to develop Syrian CCs

In the following areas:

  1. E-Commerce & IT
  2. Export promotion


I am looking to further my career and experience in Software industry. I want to work for a confident organized company with well defined goals. I want to take pride in the company I work for and the projects I work on. I want a job that is challenging and always requires learning new technologies. I would like to find a firm that can provide a permanent home to help me grow for our mutual benefits.

Strategic Advisor

- for Syria

ThinkPlus Consulting Sdn. Bhd

1-Trading activities

2-Business Facilitation





Authorized and certified by ICECC :

CEC: Certified Consultant in E-commerce

PME: Certified Consultant in Project Management E-Business

CEA: certified Consultant in E-Marketing






My Native.





Other Community Activities:

  • Member of Syrian Computer Society scs
  • Member of Syrian British Society
  • Member of the American Universities Graduates Society
  • Member of Syrian young Entrepreneur Association SYEA
  • Member of the Arabian Information Club
  • Member of Syrian Arab Red Crescent
  • Member Board of Directors (Treasurer) Arab Computer Society (ACS)
  • Member of the Evaluation Team of Salem Al-Sabah  IT Award 2010
  • Participated as a lecturer and moderator in many IT seminars and conferences inside and outside Syria in many IT seminars and conferences inside and outside Syria