Muthanna Khriesat
June 23, 2023

Tamer is the first Questcope face that all of our guests see after exiting from customs and immigration in the Amman airport.  You’ll notice his marvelous smile and his Jon Bon Jovi ballcap. He will also rock you some Bon Jovi in his car for the half-hour trip from airport to town, if you like! I always like!

Bon Jovi is one of his big passions.

But he has another even bigger passion – his niece and nephew – twins now on the journey through pre-teen universes. Tamer is very fortunate for cell phones, however. He can carry thousands of their pictures electronically now instead of a stuffed wallet bulging in his back pocket with them. And at the slightest show of interest, you will get to see the “latest” videos and hear them singing the latest songs. He adores them. His words, exactly! And the feeling is soooo mutual!

Somewhere between those two passions lies one more. Questscope.

Every morning when Tamer comes to work, he says it is like moving from one family to another. “Questscope is not like any other place to work in Jordan. Here, your manager treats you like a friend - always with an open door to talk about work stuff or listen about life outside work.” Tough situations do not get-tough responses. They are resolved with a lot of understanding and support from colleagues who are also friends.

His total favorite Questscope project is a catering kitchen business in Aqaba launched and operated by refugee mothers who figured out how to make money with food to put food on the table (and shoes on toes!). Now their 14-year-old daughters do not have to marry older men for a “bride price!”   He is always ready with a 2-minute notice to take you there!

What does Tamer dream of for Questscope? For us to grow to new places. Engage with more new people. Make more new impact. Maybe even get to Jerusalem, the City of Peace, one day?

Who in Questscope inspires him? Curt – the seventy-something founder, now the chief “vision guy.” How? “Every time you hang with the “doctor,” (long emphasis on the second “o,” as if there were three of them!) you learn something new!”

Tamer is a believer. He believes in us with passion. But he is not the only one with passion. We are also passionate believers in him!

Come with us, be passionate with us. We are passionate about you!

8 Aug23 Muthanna Headshot
Chief Executive Officer

Muthanna Khriesat

Muthanna Khriesat is the Chief Executive Officer of Questscope.  

In 1999, Muthanna joined Questscope as a volunteer and was exposed to a community of youth detached from society and in need of positive social change. Since then, he has dedicated his work to helping create social, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities for marginalized youth. 

In his early years with Questscope he held various positions for Questscope related to knowledge management and administrative leadership, including program director for mentoring disadvantaged youth, as well as Chief of Party for a USAID-funded alternative education program for out-of-school youth. 

The extensive experience he earned through those various roles along with his dedication to furthering positive change in the MENA region led to his appointment as Jordan country director in 2010, and then Regional and Jordan Country Director in 2015. 

He continued to excel within Questscope, eventually leading to him becoming the first Chief Operating Officer of Questscope in 2020. In April, 2022, Muthanna succeeded Dr. Curt Rhodes to become the second Chief Executive Officer of Questscope.  

Muthanna is looking forward to taking Questscope to the next level and serving even more people than before. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan. He also has the distinct honor of being a 2021 Yale World Fellow. 

He resides in Minneapolis with his family and splits his time with Jordan.