Family businesses are the lifeblood of the Middle East. How do we ensure they survive?
They account for 60% of GDP and 80% of the workforce in the Middle East, but family businesses possess a unique set of strengths and weaknesses.
Hassan Jameel is Deputy President and Vice Chairman, Saudi Arabia of Abdul Latif Jameel, an international, family-owned and diversified business, founded in 1945 by his grandfather, the late Abdul Latif Jameel.
Hassan Jameel heads the domestic operations of Abdul Latif Jameel in Saudi Arabia, and is responsible for operations such as automotive, land and real estate, and machinery.
Hassan Jameel is also President of Community Jameel Saudi Arabia, which is dedicated to social and economic sustainability in the Middle East and beyond, through a wide range of initiatives, including job creation, poverty alleviation, and food and water security. Community Jameel also partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a number of programs to address global challenges.