Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

Dina is Venture Magazine's Senior Associate. She can be reached at dina@venture-mag.com.
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Stepping Forward: Jordan’s Top Businesswomen The women who scaled to the top of Jordan’s business world. Air Arabia Jordan: Ready for Liftoff Air Arabia teams up with Petra Airlines to create a new carrier and hub. Executive Interview The Good…

Keep Diversifying Energy – First Solar

US photovoltaic company First Solar, which plans to build one of the region’s biggest solar power plants in southern Jordan, said recent major oil price fluctuations mean it’s vital for states in the region to continue diversifying their energy sources….

EBRD: Firms Need Greater Government Help

Jordanian firms need more government support to overcome challenges holding back greater competitiveness and innovation, including lack of access to finance, corruption, skill shortages, and over-burdensome taxes, according to a major new report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and…

Venture Explains: Cheap Oil

For as long as they last, cheap oil prices have far-reaching implications.  Why are oil prices so low? Fracking, which involves shooting a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to crack open deposits of oil and natural gas,…

SEG: Teaching Swiss Hospitality

For over 30 years, the Swiss Education Group has trained thousands of students from around the world in the art of hospitality. The hard work of hundreds of students studying at the elite Swiss Education Group (SEG) culminates every October…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Building Jordan: Consolidated Consultants Group

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Consolidated Consultants Group (CC) Founded: 1993 CEO: Said Abujaber Employees: 650…

The Engineering and Design Firms Shaping Jordan

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   AJ Group Founded: 1961 Executive Managing Director: Bisher M. Jardaneh Employees:…

Our French Connection

France’s ambassador to Jordan says King Abdullah’s recent visit to Paris, which included a fruitful meeting with a group of high-profile business figures, proves that despite some challenges, economic ties between the two nations are stronger than ever. By Dina…

Driving Hyundai Forward

Hyundai is the top-selling car brand in Jordan. Tom Lee, the head of the Korean automaker’s regional base, aims to keep it that way. By Ghaith Madadha Hyundai has consistently managed to post sales and market share rises over recent…