Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

Dina is Venture Magazine's Senior Associate. She can be reached at dina@venture-mag.com.

Several International Brands Planning to Pull Out of Jordan

Several international clothing brands are preparing to leave Jordan due to falling sales in a retail market increasingly weighed down by rising taxes and reduced disposable income among consumers, the head of the Textile and Ready-Made Garments Syndicate said. While…

U.S. Seeking New Markets for Jordan’s Private Sector

US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells said she’s striving to open up new international markets for American and Jordanian firms based in the Kingdom. In a bid to encourage greater joint economic development, Wells said her government was working…

The Finer Things: Luxury Cars

Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide…

Independently-Owned Service Stations Adopt Manaseer Express Sub Brand

In a sign of continuing consolidation in Jordan’s low margin fuel supply market, 10 independently-owned service stations are adopting Manaseer’s new sub brand, Manaseer Express. Under the deal, the service stations, which are already supplied with gasoline by Manaseer Oil…

Samsung Bids to Boost B2B Sales

In a marked shift away from its usual focus on consumer electronics, Samsung organized an event in Amman last month to show off its latest range of business products. Anood Haddad, the tech giant’s MENA regional marketing manager, said the…

ArabiaWeather to Fund Expansion With $7 Million Investment

ArabiaWeather, Jordan’s popular privately-owned weather website, recently raised $5 million in funding that will be used to fund a major expansion drive. Mohammed al Shaker, ArabiaWeather’s founder and CEO, said the investment deal was led jointly by Silicon Badia and…

The Insurance Sector: Dealing with the Disarray

A recent buyout in Jordan’s fragmented and overcrowded insurance sector could mean some much needed market consolidation is finally underway. But even so, big challenges still loom large. By Dina al-Wakeel Over the summer, First Insurance, which provides services based…

Dubai Diversified

Dubai is a great example of how global cities can adapt and thrive in uncertain times. By Nader Museitif Global cities, just like global companies, find it difficult to ride an economic boom and avoid the subsequent cooling off period. Economies…

Tractebel Marks 10 years in Jordan

Marc Lepièce, general manager of the power and gas division of global engineering consultancy Tractebel, said his company is proud of its 10-year cooperation with Jordan crowned by the construction of the country’s gas transmission network. Now Brussels-based Tractebel is…

Deal with the Refugee Crisis Here, Not There

It’s been almost five years since the start of the Syrian crisis. During this time, over 2 million refugees have sought safety in surrounding states. While Jordan and Lebanon took early responsibility for those fleeing this wretched conflict, Europe is…