BA in History; Arab University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1969
Post Graduate Studies in History and Education, 1970
High Diploma in Education, UNESCO, 1990
Member of the Palestinian National Council
Executive Experience (duties)
Advisor for Islamic Affairs of the late President Yasser Arafat
Director of Jerusalem Department- Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) 1982- 1989
Assistant Secretary General- Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) 1989- 1993
Participation in all Islamic Conferences (Summits and Ministerial meetings) 1982- 1993
Represented PLO in various Islamic, Arab and International conferences
Ambassador of PLO to Spain (1994- 2005)
Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Turkey (12/2005- 12/ 2014)
ACCOLADES & MEDALS OF HONOR
Gran Cruz accolade; by H.E. King Juan Carlos for his efforts in strengthening Palestinian Spanish relations
Medal of Excellence; by H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey for his efforts in strengthening Palestinian Turkish relations.
Mr. Maarouf was born on Septembe 2, 1946, he is married to Mrs. Munira Maarouf and they have six children.