Elias Kawar is the General Manager and Senior Managing Partner of maani FURNITURE, which entails maani OFFICE CONCEPTS, maani LEARNING & COMMUNITY, and maani LABS. With a B.Sc. in Building Engineering from Bath University, UK, Kawar has over 32 years of experience in manufacturing and executive management.

Prior to his current position, Kawar was CEO at Maani’s Specialized Furniture Establishment, and even served in the Jordan Armed Forces. Additionally, Kawar serves as a member in several associations; this includes his position as Vice Chairman at the Jordanian Furniture Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JFEMA), Board Member at the Jordanian Exporters Association (JEA), as well as Board Member at Schneller Vocational School, Amman.