AFDP has a Board of Directors chaired by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
Chairman and Founder
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein is the FIFA Vice President representing Asia and a member of the Executive Committees of the international governing body of football, FIFA, and of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
His Royal Highness chairs the Social Responsibility Committees in both FIFA and the AFC and is also Deputy Chair of the Development Committees in both FIFA and the AFC.
Prince Ali has served as President of the Jordan Football Association since 1999 where he has been focusing on youth football development and women’s football, in particular. In 2000, Prince Ali founded the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), which includes at present 13 countries ( Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia). He serves as President of the WAFF.
Prince Ali is also Chairman of the Board of the Royal Film Commission, established in 2003 with a vision to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian film industry and invigorate Jordan’s cultural role in the region and beyond.
His Royal Highness has served as commander of His Majesty’s Special Security in the Royal Guards in 1999 until January 28, 2008, when His Majesty King Abdullah II entrusted Prince Ali with establishing and directing a National Centre for Security and Crisis Management. His Royal Highness Prince Ali holds the rank of General in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
Prince Ali was educated in at the Islamic Educational College in Jordan as well in the United Kingdom and the United States where he graduated from Salisbury School in Connecticut in 1993.
His Royal Highness also attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and was commissioned as an officer in December of 1994 and awarded the Brunei Medal.
Prince Ali holds the Al-Nahda decoration of the first degree as well as a number of foreign decorations, including a British Knighthood, the French L√©gion d’honneur, and the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan.
The Board, whose key role is to approve AFDP Projects, currently comprises three Members additional to the Chairman who have significant football experience and business expertise. They are:
The Board meets quarterly in Amman, Jordan and on an ad hoc basis as required.
The day to day operations of AFDP are run by a small management team with top level football management and football development experience in Asia and internationally.
The main role of our management team to make sure administration of AFDP is effective, efficient and in accordance with statutes as well to provide optimal service to our beneficiaries and partners.
AFDP’s HQ is in Amman, Jordan with representatives based in Switzerland and Malaysia.
AFDP team are supported by members of the Office of HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein:
For further information about AFDP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or¬†+962 799 489487.