Empowering FAMILY BUSINESSES
in the MENA

Sustainability I Innovation I Growth

Join our community and engage

tackling the next economy

learning from the strength
of family business

Get inspired by peers

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

The Tharawat Family Business Forum is an independent membership organisation dedicated to the sustainability, innovation, and growth of MENA family businesses.

 

 

Read the latest MENA Family Business Survey Report which highlights the challenges and priorities of family business leaders across the MENA region. The survey takes a snapshot of key areas of concern to multi-generational family firms within the Middle East and North Africda giving a rare insight into the mindset and outlook of the regions driving private companies.

Previous
Next
Previous
Next

 

 

 

 

Visit the Tharawat Covid19 Portal for interviews, key insights, reports, and tools to support family firms in their crisis and risk management, as well as their medium-term strategies.

NETWORK

We are a vibrant community of family business members from the GCC, the Levant, and North Africa. The frequent gatherings and events are platforms for peers to engage in stimulating discussions and network for the future.

LEARNING

We empower owners, leaders and next generation members to tackle the challenges of the ever-increasing global complexities through customised and experiential learning programs.

SUPPORT

We support family business members by addressing key questions around leadership and governance in bespoke settings and sessions tailored to the needs of MENA family businesses.

RESEARCH

Family firms are facing unprecedented change and disruption. We partner with leading regional and international institutions to develop research, best practice and thought leadership to strengthen family-owned companies in the MENA.

LATEST ACTIVITES

Webinar | Digitalisation and the Future of Manufacturing

Tharawat Webinar on how global value chains are going through an important transformation: the 4th industrial revolution has brought disruptive technologies that have added new opportunities and opened new markets.

Webinar | The Evolution of Social Responsibility

Tharawat Webinar on how the family value system drives businesses to look beyond their commercial success and explore the impact on legacy and longevity of the company.

Webinar | New Business In A New World?

Tharawat Webinar on what the future holds for family firms, how the “new normal” impacts our business models and what leadership looks like in this 21st century.

Webinar | Leading During Troubled Times

Interactive Tharawat Coaching Session on how to reflect and reframe your leadership in these challenging times by enhancing your soft skills.

Webinar | Opportunities in Crisis? How Investors Navigate the Global Pandemic

Interactive Tharawat Webinar on how private investors and family offices can navigate the global pandemic while mitigating risk and assessing opportunity.

Webinar | Leveraging the Board in Times of Crisis

Interactive Tharawat Webinar for family businesses on how to best leverage a Board of Directors in times of crisis for business and family wellbeing.

Webinar | Coronavirus, Oil Price and the MENA Economy

Interactive Tharawat Webinar for family businesses on the impact of the pandemic on the economy and the looming oil crisis.

Tharawat Investors Circle

The Investors Circle, exclusively for Tharawat Members, is a platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment. Focus – 2020 Investment Outlook.

Women in Family Business – Leadership In Practice

A Women in Family Business session to unlock leadership skills, learn from experts and exchange thoughts with your family business peers.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Future of Connectivity

Women in Family Business – Managing Your Impact

An interactive “Women in Family Business” session outlining sustainability in family firms and how owners can assess risks and opportunities from megatrends.

Family Business Visit – Ajmal Perfumes

The Tharawat Visits are created for family business members to meet their peers and learn from industry leaders and experts. This visit lead us to the Ajmal Perfumes Factory.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Global Food System

The Levant Family Business Podcast

The Levant Family Business Podcast hosted its first “Podcast Listening Party”. The Podcast was created to explore topics of interest to family owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the Levant.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Future of Venture Capital in the MENA

Successful Family Business Boards – Going Global

The 7th annual Tharawat “Successful Family Business Boards” session explored the role of the Board of Directors and internationalisation strategies.

Tharawat Investors Circle

The “Investors Circle” exclusively for Tharawat Members is a unique platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment. This Session highlighted the current developments in the FinTech industry.

Women in Family Business – Leadership in the 21st Century

An interactive “Women in Family Business” session outlining successful leadership in the 21st century.

Family Business Histories – Founding Years

As part of Tharawat’s collaboration with our research partner New York University Abu Dhabi we were delighted to share our first outcomes of the project ‘Family Business Histories’.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic | The Green Economy – Profitability through Sustainability in the Era of Climate Change

Diversification through Strategic Investment

An exclusive session on new trends in investment strategies of family businesses and the uniqueness of regional family offices.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic – The Future of Retail – How And Where We Will Shop Tomorrow

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic – Big Data – The disruptive force changing companies and industries

Women in Family Business – Good Ownership

This interactive “Women in Family Business” session outlined the importance of good ownership and what responsibilities but also opportunities family business owners have.

Successful Family Business Boards

As part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018, the 6th annual Tharawat “Successful Family Business Boards” session explored the role of the Board of Directors in a disruptive environment.

Investors Circle

The “Investors Circle” exclusively for Tharawat Members is a unique platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment. This Session was part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018.

Family Business of the Future – Study Visit

As part of the Tharawat Family Business Summit 2018, family businesses from the MENA went on an experiential learning trip to witness the impact of digitisation on manufacturing.

Women in Family Business

This interactive “Women in Family Business” Roundtable outlined the importance of innovation in family business.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic – Blockchain – Hype or Opportunity?

Family Business Histories

As part of Tharawat’s collaboration with our research partner New York University Abu Dhabi we were delighted to announce our first joint event around family business history and legacy.

Continuum Family Business Visit – The Netherlands 2017

The unique Family Business experience – Over the course of a 4 day trip family businesses from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas visited and met family-owned business and leading innovation hubs in the Netherlands.

Women in Family Business

An exclusive lunchtime session to focus on building a true support system for women, who are part of family-owned businesses.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life and business strategies. Topic – The 4th industrial revolution.

Family Business Roundtable – Family Office

In this exclusive setting we discussed key aspects of sustainable ownership and explored new trends in family offices and investment portfolio structures.

Successful Family Business Boards

The 5th annual “Successful Family Business Boards” session explored the role of the Board of Directors in addressing innovation, diversification and risk.

Tharawat Investors Circle

The “Investors Circle” exclusively for Tharawat Members is a unique platform to discuss different key factors for sustainable investment.

Tharawat Talk

The Tharawat Talks host open and honest conversations on key aspects of entrepreneurial life, which allow the audience to reflect on conscious entrepreneurship and explore successful business strategies.

Tharawat & Endeavor UAE – Growth Focus

This interactive session with a focus on growth for entrepreneurs and family businesses explored the importance of financial management for business owners.

NextGen – The Future Dialogues – Oman

This interactive evening session allowed NextGens to exchange ideas and connect with their peers to understand our world today and think about tomorrow.

Women In Family Business

This interactive “Women in Family Business” session outlined the importance of family involvement for the sustainability and growth of the family business.
Learn more!  

Get Involved!

Learn about the many ways that you can be a part of the Tharawat Family Business Forum.

Where to Find Us

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.