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Al Ahliyya Amman University

Amman University: Preparing Students Properly

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU): preparing students to be competitive in the labor market. A Q&A interview with Prof. Sadeq A. Hamed, President of Al-Ahliyya Amman University about how they manage to prepare the students properly. There has been talk about…

Merza Hussain Hasan, Regional Head of World Bank

Strong Support

The regional head of the World Bank says his organization stands ready to help Jordan meet its potential. As well as Jordan, Merza Hussain Hasan oversees World Bank projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar,…

Amazon buys Whole Foods

Venture Explains: Why did Amazon buy Whole Foods?

What’s happened? Internet retail giant Amazon has just agreed to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. What’s the motivation behind the deal? Even though it built its name in e-commerce, Amazon has recently been experimenting with brick-and-mortar stores,…

Ashraf Sabry, Fawry CEO

All Aboard Egypt’s E-payments Express

Whether it’s buying a bus fare or an airline ticket, Egypt’s first and biggest e-payment firm Fawry handles around 1.5 million transactions daily. Fawry CEO Ashraf Sabry told Venture how he planned to convince even more merchants and consumers to make…

BMW M2

BMW M2: Pocket Rocket

A refreshing return to form for a company that earned its spurs with small and medium sporting saloons and coupes, the BMW M2 picks up where smaller past M3s left off. It has back-to-basics appeal reminiscent of the 1970s pre-M…

Ransomware

Venture Explains: Ransomware

What happened? Recently, a group of cyber extortionists used hacking tools thought to have been developed by the US National Security Agency to infect tens of thousands of computers across almost 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system, global shipper FedEx, Spain’s…

iMENA

iMENA: What it Takes to Stay Ahead in Tech

Since it was set up in 2009, the iMENA Group has invested in and operated a diverse array of online and mobile businesses. Some of these ventures have gone on to become household names around the region, such as online…

Thinking Critically

Education: Thinking Critically

Which challenge should be considered the most vital and pressing given the current circumstances the region finds itself in? This question was posed to an audience at last month’s WEF meeting in Jordan. Most voted that reform was most needed…

Primus

Primus Primed

When Amer Nasereddin returned to Jordan in 1996 upon completing his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he quickly spotted a chance to put his business administration degree to good use. “I realized there were particular gaps in…

Insurance

Solidarity: Insuring Tomorrow

First Insurance was established in 2007 with a paid up capital of JD28 million. The company entered an already crowded market that was ripe for consolidation. This finally happened last year, when First Insurance absorbed rival Yarmouk Insurance, to become…