Inside the SPARK Succession Program

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...
Chronicles of a Fifth Generation Family Business Member, First Day at Work

Chronicles of a Fifth Generation Family Business Member – First Day at Work

Anees Redha Qamar Sultan, Head of Marketing Development, W. J. Towell & Co. LLC, Oman One of the greatest challenges in human capital management for...
Securing a Lasting Legacy of Greatness in Family Business Succession

Securing a Lasting Legacy of Greatness in Family Business Succession

The issue of succession is critical for any family business. Yet research shows that few have in place a clear plan for leadership succession...
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...
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Lessons from Kuwait

Interview with Salah Al Wazzan The Nafais Holding Company (KSCC) and its subsidiaries in Kuwait employs more than 2500 people in different areas, ranging across...
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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...
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Human Capital Strategy in the Gulf Firms

Challenges and Opportunities Work organisations in the GCC countries have been facing unique and complex challenges around the development and management of human capital for...
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Human Capital Leadership in an Economy Stretched for Talent

Insights from Prof. Shirley Zinn, Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Pretoria While the natural reaction by the vast majority of organisations...
Daughters who Succeed their Fathers in the Family Business

Taking Over From Dad – Daughters who Succeed their Fathers in the Family Business

Succession is likely to be the topic most frequently discussed in the family business context. It is found that the ideal recipe towards successful...