Jordan Seohji is the founder and CEO of Seo Yji, an internet advertising company based in Jordan.
His company started as a search engine, and now uses it to generate advertising revenue for companies.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh and is a full-time employee of the Jordanian state oil company.
He says that after the kingdom’s oil wealth was discovered by the West in the early 2000s, the government’s goal was to find a way to develop it, and that started with Seo.
He was working as an engineer for a government agency when he realised he could create a searchable database of keywords in Jordan, and create new business models around it.
Jordan Seong is the author of The Search Engine That Changed the World: The Search Revolution and How Jordan Shaped a New Economy.