Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

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

Canada’s PotashCorp Looks to Sell Stake in Jordan’s APC

Canadian PotashCorp is looking for a buyer of its shares in Arab Potash Company (APC), which it is forced to sell as part of a merger agreement, said the company’s President and CEO Brent Heimann. Last year, Potash Corp and…

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Tapping into Tourism

Like Microsoft and other major players in the global technology scene, Expedia has established a base in Jordan to serve its customers worldwide. By Dina al Wakeel Earleir this year, Expedia, the online hotel and flight-booking portal, announced it was…

Valuing Visitors

One of the leading figures in Jordan’s vital tourism industry is urging the government to build on efforts to lure visitors back to the Kingdom. Despite regional unrest keeping away many international travelers and occupancy rates below 50 percent across…

SAFEHOUSE

The Brands of Jordan Part 3

    With dune buggies, airplane seats and halved cars, SAFEHOUSE has presented Amman with a quirky and captivating way to manage your insurance. Insurance is notorious for being one of the least romantic areas of finance. In the Middle…

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Brands of Jordan Part 5

This story is one of a five-part series titled Brands of Jordan. Romo International What is it? No Jordanian home is complete without a Romo gas heater.   How did it Start? Romo International was established in 1978. Eid Dahdal, the…

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Brands of Jordan Part 4

This story is one of a five-part series titled Brands of Jordan.  Nabil What is it? Al Nabil Food Industries Company, which was launched in Jordan more than 25 years ago, has grown to become one of the biggest producers…

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Brands of Jordan

Brands of Jordan Part 2 Hikma Pharmaceuticals What is it? Hikma Pharmaceuticals is one of the top pharmaceutical brands in the region. Headquartered in London, the company specializes in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of injectables, branded pharmaceuticals,…

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The Brands of Jordan

As Jordan’s economy has gradually opened up to the world, giant international companies have rushed in with products and services designed to cater to the demands of the Kingdom’s increasingly sophisticated and discerning consumers. But despite this ever stiffer competition…

Rasha al-Khateeb, Founder of MindShift Academy

Shifting Mindsets

Worried that Jordan’s education system was failing to fully prepare children for the demands of the modern world, Rasha al-Khateeb decided to launch MindShift Academy earlier this year. Rasha al-Khateeb is concerned Jordan’s youth risk being left behind if they…

Hala Zawati, CEO of the Jordan Strategy Forum

Jordan Strategy Forum: Working for Business

Five years since its creation, the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) is still advocating hard for Jordan’s business community. By Dina Al-Wakeel Established in the wake of the Arab Spring, the Jordan Strategy Forum helps the private sector engage in dialogue…