Category: Features

MAZEN DARWAZEH-MENA CEO of Hikma Pharmaceutical

Venture at 10-Mazen Darwazeh

Mazen Darwazeh: Vice-Chairman and MENA CEO of Hikma Date of Interview: October 2013 Hikma is one of a handful of Jordanian companies that can truly be considered world class. In the first half of 2013, its revenues reached $638.3 million….

Venture at 10: Sabih Al Masri

Venture at 10: Sabih al-Masri

April marked the tenth anniversary of Venture. Over the past decade, we’ve strived to capture and convey the many events and issues that have combined to shape Jordan today. While Venture has been on the newsstands, we’ve witnessed our economy boom…

EMP Jordan CEO Hassan Mayassi

Embracing E-Payments

Set up to deliver electronic payment services to banks, retailers, governments, and the general public, EMP is now working to turn Jordan into a cash-free society. Changing any society’s habits takes time. Encouraging consumers to switch from using cash and…

The Rum Group: A Lesson in Resilience

Jordan’s tourism sector is going through a rough patch. But the Rum Group, which has a foothold in everything from hospitality to aviation, is better positioned than most to weather the downturn. By Rebecca Irvine Now is arguably not a…

Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara

Umniah on the Up

Now that the uncertainty surrounding its possible sale has been put to rest, Umniah is keen to show that it remains one of the big hitters in Jordan’s competitive telecoms market by releasing a package of new services with 4G…

Logistics Software for All

While global logistics companies like FedEx probably have the resources to develop their own in-house data processing systems, this option might not be available to less monolithic rivals. Cofounded by Ibrahim Naouri’s son, Kareem, LogistaaS aims to provide simple-to-use and…

Aqaba Container Terminal (Act) CEO Jeppe Jensen

ACT’s Jeppe Jensen: Harboring Ambitions

Aqaba Container Terminal’s CEO says his company is working hard to support Jordan’s industries and develop Aqaba into the most sustainable gateway into the Levant. By Venture Staff Over the past decade ACT has grown to become a state-of-the-art mainliner…

Iyad Kamal, Aramex COO

Aramex Adapts

Aramex rolls out an ambitious new business plan to tackle its courier challenge and strengthen its B2C model. Aramex turns 34 this year. For the greater part of its life, it was a regular courier company that was always known…

Minister of Transport Ayman Hatahet: Getting Jordan Moving

Jordan’s Transport Minister is excited about the big transportation projects slated to come on line in the near future. Because it’s sandwiched between Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Saudi Arabia, the important role Jordan plays as a trade hub…

The London Conference for Syrian Refugees

Rethinking Relief

As part of efforts to make the Syrian refugee response more sustainable, the WANA Institute is throwing its weight behind a plan that promises to create thousands of jobs for Syrians and help develop Jordan’s economy at the same time. …