Category: Features

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…

Mubadarah: The Politics of the Possible

After successfully pressuring the government to grant civil rights to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners, MP Mustafa Hamarneh’s Mubadarah legislative bloc is out to prove that parliament isn’t an ineffectual talking shop. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Dina…

Alternative Citizenship: Putting a Price on a Passport

Worried about your future in the Middle East? If you’re wealthy enough, citizenship of a safer far away country is only a check away. By Elisa Oddone Keen to insure themselves against regional political and economic uncertainty, a growing number…

A Firm Food Favorite

From modest beginnings in Jordan more than 25 years ago, Al Nabil Food Industries Company has grown to become one of the biggest producers of frozen and chilled food in the Kingdom. By Dina al-Wakeel and Jane Hosking Following the…

Going Global with Globitel

Since helping lay the foundations of Jordan’s technology industry, Globitel has steadily expanded its reach into international markets. By Elisa Oddone Starting with voicemail services in 1996, Jordanian telecom solutions provider Globitel has evolved into a regional tech leader with…

The Arab Potash Company: Did Privatization Work?

This article appeared in the April, 2014 edition of Venture.   More than a decade has passed since the Arab Potash Company was partly sold off under Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. Was it a wise move? By Dina al-Wakeel Jordan’s controversial…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Nadia Shahin

General Manager of Amin Kawar and Sons, Shipping and Transportation Nadia Shahin has earned the quiet hour she enjoys each morning. After 30 years working for Kawar Group and raising two children, she now relishes the cup of coffee she…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Mary Nazzal

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom.   Deputy Chairperson at the Landmark Hotel, a Barrister, a Founding…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Iman Mutlaq

CEO of Sigma Investments Iman Mutlaq rises every morning at 5 am, meditates for two hours and focuses on her goals for the day. Then she goes to work where she manages financial transactions worth $1.5 billion. Mutlaq is the…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Hana al Nasser Malhas

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Cofounder and Principal of Al Mashrek International School Being married at…