Majlis – The Heart of Middle East Family Businesses

Majlis – The Heart of Middle East Family Businesses

 Adorned with an abundance of cushions and carpets, smelling of coffee and oud, the majlis constitutes an integral part of the lives of Middle...
IPO Communication – Getting the Story Right

IPO Communication – Getting the Story Right

No other financing method requires as radical a change from a company as an Initial Public Offering (IPO). By going public, a company voluntarily...
The Kanoo Brand Development

The Kanoo Brand Development

Image Source: Kaboompics .com from Pexels Insights from Khalid Mohamed Kanoo, Group Managing Director of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group was...
Advice and the Family Business

Advice and the Family Business

That family businesses are numerous and significant is a known fact. In order to cater to the wide variety of these business, most major...
Entrepreneurship and Family Business – Exclusion or Inclusion?

Entrepreneurship and Family Business – Exclusion or Inclusion?

Emerging from 19th century France, the word 'Entrepreneur' has become a buzz term throughout a post crisis world. With a view towards new ways...
Aramex – Brand Promise Delivered

Aramex – Brand Promise Delivered

Insights from Fadi Ghandour, CEO of Aramex Many brands have made their mark on the region, yet, undoubtedly, the bold red lettering of the Aramex...
Inside the SPARK Succession Program: Interview with Abdullah Ali Almajdouie

Inside the SPARK Succession Program: Interview with Abdullah Ali Almajdouie

In 1965, Shaikh Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie set the corner stones of what was to turn into the Saudi family conglomerate, Almajdouie Trading Establishment. Initially...
Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

While many studies refer to the driving role that family businesses play in economic growth and wealth creation, there is also convergence on their...
The Outstanding Value of Family Businesses

The Outstanding Value of Family Businesses

Insights from Hussein Shobokshi, Director of SHOBOKSHi Development and Trading The history of family businesses in the Arab world has been a turbulent one. Bearing...
Talent Management in the Middle East

Talent Management in the Middle East

Insights from Inji Abdoun, Head of Corporate Human Resources, EFG Hermes Middle East In the most basic, theoretical terms, Talent Management (TM) is an integration...