Head of Competition Policy
Hetham Abu Karky is an international competition expert, Head of Competition Policy at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jordan, since 2007, and a part-time lecturer at the University of Jordan and the Judicial Institute of Jordan.
He holds a PhD in business international law from the University of Jordan faculty of law (thesis title: ‘Unit-Trust under the WTO Agreement’). His PhD thesis was supported by a grant from the World Trade Organization Chair programme. He was rewarded by the University of Jordan for cultural creativity.
Dr Abu Karky has published many pieces of research and working papers in well-known journals and international organisations in the US and UK, as well as the OECD and UNCTAD, and his research includes consumer protection issues, the interaction between competition policy and consumer protection policy, competition policy and the informal economy and the competition law challenges in the Jordanian telecommunications sector. He has also been key speaker at several international events His research is part of the LLM curriculum for the unfair competition course at the University of Jordan’s law school.