Abu-Ghazaleh Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker; Receives 'Jordan Business Honorary Award' for Exceptional Achievements
Special to TAG-IT News Agency
AMMAN- HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Jordan Business Awards ceremony and received the prestigious Jordan Business Honorary Award, introduced for the first time, for his exceptional achievements and contributions to the business world and for his philanthropic activities that touched societies everywhere.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh received the award from Mr. Iyad Shehadeh, founder of Jordan Business Magazine, the Kingdom's leading independent corporate magazine, who said: "HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, our guest of honor is a visionary, knowledge worker and innovator and it gives us a great honor to present our first Jordan Business Honorary Award to him as a way of thanking him for all he has done and still doing."
"He is widely recognized as a philanthropic businessman at the leading edge of change. As Founder and Chairman of TAG.Global, he has built up a global company operating out of 110 offices worldwide, to become the trusted provider of professional and educational services," he added.
He stated that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh was awarded by a host of orders and medals including: Order of Commander of Civil Merit by Spain's King Philip VI, Order of Independence of the First Class by Jordan's HM King Abdullah II, ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from Mr. Robert Mitterrand, France, Honorary Award for Enhancing the Sino-Arab Relations from HE Mr. Xi Jinping, President of China, Decoration of King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, KSA, in addition to others.
He continued: "Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh's pioneering work has been recognized by global institutions, the WTO, the ICC and IP Hall of Fame in addition to others, with Chairmanships of advisory boards charged with shaping the future. A UN reliable partner; Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh has chaired more than 14 United Nations taskforces and initiatives (Vice-Chair with Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon) of UN Global Compact, Vice-Chair, UN ICT Taskforce, UNWTO Special Ambassador, member of UN Social Impact Fund High Level Advisory Board), Partnership with UN-Habitat on “Network 11," in addition to others."
In his keynote speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: "It is really an honor to be here among the elite who serve the Jordanian society with their dedication and expertise. I am truly honored and humbled by your kind words and by this award which inspire me to do more to our Jordan as I strongly believe that the future is bright and very positive."
"I thank Mr. Shehadeh and his excellent institution for his dedication and vision and wish him all the best," he added.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his love to the Kingdom, its citizens and to the leadership saying: "HM King Abdullah II has taught us that we all could serve the Kingdom no matter where we are and in what position we hold".
He also tackled the development in the fields of business and information technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the need to adopt such a technology in our daily life in addition to other key subjects.
The ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel was attended by a host of prominent figures from various sectors in Jordan who had the chance for a Q&A session with Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh was asked then to present Jordan Business Awards to the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year and Businessman of the Year.