Category: Executive Interview

Hassan Abu Hanieh, author and researcher on jihadist groups

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…

The US State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider

Bringing Business to Jordan

A senior US trade official says American companies can play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s economic development. By Dina al Wakeel Last month, The US State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, headed a major…

Britain’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, Edward Oakden

Steadfast Support

Britain’s ambassador to Jordan is confident Brexit won’t impact his country’s long standing commitment to the Kingdom. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan has received millions of dollars from Britain to help it cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, and hundreds…

Helen al Uzaizi, BizWorld

Nurturing the Next Generation of Business Talent

Through the young entrepreneurship programs it’s piloting in Jordan and the UAE, BizWorld is out to prove you’re never too young to learn about business. By Dina Al-Wakeel BizWorld, the San Francisco-based non-profit which provides entrepreneurship programs for children, recently…

The Genesis of a Brand

The chief of Hyundai’s fledging high-end brand, Genesis, is confident his cars can thrive in a sector dominated by the likes of Mercedes and Audi. By Ghaith Madadha However useful the Genesis model and Centennial full-size luxury saloon have been…

Easing EU Exports

The EU says its new Rules of Origin agreement with Jordan will give the Kingdom’s exports a much-needed boost and help ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis.  By Dina Al Wakeel Hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees…

The Future of the FTA

Washington’s chief economic diplomat in Amman believes the 2000 Free Trade Agreement can be expanded to offer even more support to Jordanian companies. By Dina Al-Wakeel The United States is easily one of Jordan’s most important economic partners. At the…

Mowgli CEO Kathleen Bury

More than Just the Bare Necessities of Mentoring

A mentorship program inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is offering a helping hand to Jordanian entrepreneurs. By Rebecca Irvine Mowgli, the central character in The Jungle Book, famously had a group of animal friends on hand to offer…

Amjad Aryan, Pharmacy 1 President

Prescription for Growth

With plans in the pipeline that include a range of own-brand over the counter medication and toiletries, as well as Jordan’s first drive-through pharmacy, Amjad Aryan has big ambitions for his fast expanding chain. By Dina al Wakeel Amjad Aryan…

How to Spot the Next Big Thing

From Careem to ArabiaWeather, VC firm Wamda Capital has a canny knack of picking out the most exciting prospects from our region’s burgeoning startup scene.   By Dina Al-Wakeel Leading the region’s venture capital firms, Wamda Capital invests in propitious entrepreneurial…