Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ARSEN)
A builder of institutions, with a sense of history and a vision for the renaissance of the Arab and Islamic worlds, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world, with lifetime achievements, distinctions and outstanding contributions to education, accountancy, Intellectual Property, business administration and management, commerce, ICT, science and technology, law and other fields.
He founded Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) in 1972, a leading global provider of professional and educational services with 85 offices worldwide.
A glance at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh’s past leadership roles reveals a long and engaging career with business-related international development organizations, and forward-thinking business projects in the Arab world. He had created a unique hybrid – a for-profit private firm with a mission statement to “contribute to the socioeconomic development of the Arab world.” Talal Abu-Ghazaleh also served on the board of the UN Global Compact and as Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development. He is currently Chairman of the Arab Coalition of Services and a member of the WTO Panel on Defining the Future of Trade.