In 2000, Samih founded and became CEO of Maktoob.com, the world’s first Arabic email service and largest Arab online community with over 16 million users. Following the acquisition of Maktoob.com by Yahoo!, Samih became the Chairman and CEO of Jabbar Internet Group, which includes several leading Internet companies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of London and a Master’s in management and international business from HEC University in France. He has several years of experience with Andersen Consulting in technology consulting, systems development, and Internet services, and co-founded Business Optimization Consultants in 1994. Samih was awarded the Al Hussein Medal for Distinguished Performance of the First Order from His Majesty King Abdullah II in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to the IT and Telecommunications sector in Jordan and the region.