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Mary Nazzal-Batayneh

Founder of Landmark Hotels & 17 Ventures
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Mary is the Founder of 17 Ventures, a MENA-based impact investment and advisory firm focused on advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to this Mary spent 15 years as a social entrepreneur and was chosen as ‘Jordan’s Top Businesswoman’ in 2019. She was featured in Entrepreneur magazine in September 2021 following the launch of Landmark 2.0 an innovation and impact program embedded in her hotel, Landmark Hotel Jordan.Read more

Mary is the Founder of 17 Ventures, a MENA-based impact investment and advisory firm focused on advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to this Mary spent 15 years as a social entrepreneur and was chosen as ‘Jordan’s Top Businesswoman’ in 2019. She was featured in Entrepreneur magazine in September 2021 following the launch of Landmark 2.0 an innovation and impact program embedded in her hotel, Landmark Hotel Jordan. She was featured as a Forbes’ cover story and chosen as one of the Forbes’ Most Powerful Arab Women for several years. Mary founded Landmark Hotels, a leading local hospitality company dedicated to social impact and the first local hospitality brand to expand outside of Jordan into Palestine. Mary is a Young Global Leader (alumni) with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a YPO member, a qualified Barrister with the Bar of England and Wales and a mother of 3.

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