Successful Family Business Boards - Going Global

Tharawat Succesful FB Boards Going Global
The 7th annual Tharawat "Successful Family Business Boards" session explores the role of the Board of Directors and internationalisation strategies.


March 14, 2019


March 14, 2019


Dubai, UAE   View map

Going Global – The family businesses expanding internationally and the strategies behind entering the global market

The 7th annual Successful Family Business Boards session is dedicated to exploring internationalization strategies for family businesses. In today’s world, many family-owned companies are evaluating expanding beyond their traditional markets to find new opportunities.

Various leading family business owners and experts will be joining this conversation during the Tharawat Successful Family Business Boards session and share their expierence and expertise. 


Mr. Abdallah Obeikan

Eng. Abdallah Obeikan
CEO, Obeikan Investment Group (OIG)

Eng. Abdallah Obeikan is CEO of the Obeikan Investment Group (OIG). He joined OIG in 1987 and earned roles in positions of increasing responsibility until he became CEO in 2000. He is Chairman of the Board for Obeikan AGC Co. Ltd, and for joint ventures Integrated Packaging Systems and Elopak Obeikan.

Abdulla Ajmal

Mr. Abdulla Ajmal
Deputy COO, Ajmal Perfumes

Abdulla Ajmal holds the distinction of being the first of the 3rd generation to join the family business. Having served the business in various aspects, Abdulla has worked his way up and at present holds the post of Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Ajmal Perfumes. His core responsibilities include managing the company and the strategic planning for expansion of the business in terms of both retail and distribution.

Mr. Charles Haddad
General Manager of L’Oréal Luxe, L’Oréal Middle East

Charles Haddad is the General Manager of L’Oréal Luxe Middle East, the Luxury division of L’Oréal in the GCC, a role that he assumes since 2016. He brings fourteen years of international experience in the beauty industry, both in FMCG and Luxury. His current role sees him developing a large portfolio of luxury brands, which includes iconic names such as Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Viktor&Rolf, Kiehl’s and Urban Decay.

Tharawat Session Dr. Hischam El Agamy

Dr. Hischam El Agamy
Chairman of Target Developments LLC, Co-Founder of the Tharawat Family Business Forum

Dr. Hischam El Agamy gained his Doctorate degree in applied geophysics from University of Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris. He independently supports a number of family businesses in Europe and the MENA region in the area of leadership development and since 1999, Dr Hischam El-Agamy has been an advisor to IMD global business school in Switzerland.


The Conference is aimed at members of family businesses from across the MENA region who have an interest in exploring and analyzing the role of board of directors.


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