HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is the founder and Chairman/CEO of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, the largest group of professional services in the Arab world with offices all over the world.  The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization provides a wide variety of professional services for all the business needs including  auditing, valuation, management consulting, ICT development, business consultancy, training, educational consultancy, human resources development, real estate consulting, translation, legal service and Intellectual Property (IP) issues. HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is also a president of TAGKS  (Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Society) www.tagks.com

He is a great contributor to socioeconomic development in the Arab world and to development of nations in general.  He has served as the chairman and vice chairman of many international organizations including the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID); UN ICT Task Force; the Arab-Asian Knowledge Society; the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on E-Business; Information Technologies and Telecoms; the UN Global Compact; and the UN Intergovernmental Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting.  He is the founder and chairman of the Arab Society of Certified Accountants; the Arab Knowledge Management Society; the Arab Society for Intellectual Property; the Licensing Executives Society – Arab Countries and the Arab Intellectual Mediation Society.

He has played a prominent role in the development of IP laws and practice in the Arab world. Since Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) was founded in 1972, the company has become an IP powerhouse serving some 50,000 clients all over the world. During this time, Abu-Ghazaleh has provided assistance and support to governmental committees and officials charged with revising and drafting new laws and regulations for the protection and enforcement of IP rights across the region and beyond.  In 2007, he was inducted to the IP Hall of Fame in Chicago, USA, to become the first expert from outside the G8 countries to join the world's most prominent figures in IP.

He is considered a leader in the field of education. In 2006, he set up the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business and is also establishing two private business universities in Jordan and Bahrain.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh earned a degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.  He has received many honors in his career including the Decoration of the Republic of Tunisia, the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur of the Republic of France, the Decoration of Independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and was appointed a member of the Jordanian Upper House in November 2010.

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