The former table tennis player, who competed at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, has continued to be heavily involved in sport and currently sits on the Jordan Olympic Committee as a member of the Board of Directors.
The 32-year-old is also in charge of the programme “20 for Tokyo 2020”, an ambitious plan put in place by the Jordan Olympic Committee with the goal of having 20 athletes from the Middle East nation qualify for Tokyo.
ITTF Deputy President, Khalil Al-Mohannadi initiated the discussions to bring Princess Zeina Rashid on board and the ITTF Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to the proposal and welcomes her presence on the ITTF Foundation’s Governing Board.
“Table tennis was my gateway into competitive sport, my career, my passion. I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to the sport that has set my life on its current trajectory. Sport is a great unifying and equalising force and it is a privilege to join the ITTF Foundation, which works every day to further this message by supporting and bringing communities together through table tennis.” – Princess Zeina Rashid, ITTF Foundation Board Member
“We are delighted to be welcoming Her Royal Highness Princess Zeina Rashid to the ITTF family. A distinguished personality with a highly impressive reputation in the sports industry, we are very much looking forward to working with her, as her fresh input will be for the benefit of our sport. We need young leaders, we need female leaders, and we need leaders from different regions of the world. We believe that Her Royal Highness’s contribution to our sport and her commitment to the ITTF Foundation will generate an immensely positive impact and will inspire the entire table tennis community worldwide.” – Khalil Al-Mohannadi, ITTF Deputy President
“Her Royal Highness Princess Zeina Rashid joins us with a wealth of experience in both fields of competitive sports and sports development, putting her in a prime position to assess which goals we are pursuing and which projects we want to implement in order to take table tennis to ambitious new heights. We are therefore delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness on board, certain that she will offer an invaluable contribution to our sport.” – Thomas Weikert, ITTF President