Prof. Abdel Salam Majali, is a former Prime Minister of Jordan. He was born in Karak, Jordan, in 1925. He is married with three children.
He received his MD from the Medical College, Syrian University, Damascus, in 1949; Diploma of Laryngology and Otology, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, London, 1953; Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, 1960; “Doctor Honoris Causa,” Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1974; “Doctor Honoris Causa,” University of Selangor in Malaysia, Malaysia, 2011; and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1986; and an Honorary Professorship from L.N. Gumilyov Eurasain National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.. He is a Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (1986) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (1985).
He was an ENT Consultant and Director General, the Royal Medical Services, Jordan Armed Forces, Amman, 1960-1969; Minister of Health of Jordan, 1969-1971; President of the University of Jordan, Amman, 1971-1976 and 1980-1989; Minister of Education, 1976-1979; Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs, 1970-1971 and 1976-1979.
He has been a Professor of Medicine, University of Jordan, since 1973.
He was Chairman, University Council, United Nations University, Tokyo (Japan), 1977-1982; Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, 1985-1990.
Prof. Majali served as the Prime Minister of Jordan for two terms during 1990s, 1993-1995 and 1997-1998.
Prof. Abdel Salam Majali received Jordan’s highest decorations as well as decorations from most Arab and European countries.
Currently, Prof. Majali is President of the World Affairs Council (Jordan), member of the the InterAction Council (which is a club of former heads of state) and President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS).