Our Chairman

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, born on April 22nd, 1938 in Jaffa, is the Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global).

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's Resume (PDF) Arabic

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's Resume (PDF) English

Selected Chairmanships

• Chair of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Applied Business and Information Technology (TAGUC), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2017).
• Honorary chair of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Commission for Satellite Broadcasting (ARABCB), (2017).
• Honorary President of the Bosphorus Summit’s Board of Trustees, Turkey.
• Chair of the Honorary Council of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, USA, (2015).
• Co-chair of the UN Global Network on Promoting Digital Technologies for Sustainable Urbanization, USA, (2015).
• Honorary Chair of the Palestinian Association of Certified Public Accountants, Palestine (2015).
• Chair of the Arab Coalition of Services Industry, Lebanon (2015) - under construction.
• Chair of the Jordanian National Orchestra Association (JOrchestra), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2014).
• Chair of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB), Kingdom of Bahrain (2012).
• Chair of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International University (TAGI-UNI), Lebanon (2012).
• Chair of the Research Centre and Strategic Action, Switzerland, (2012).
• Chair of the Supreme Advisory Committee, International Cooperation Organization, Turkey (2012-Present).
• Chair of the All for Palestine Initiative, France (2011-present).
• Chair of the Economic Policy Development Forum (EPDF), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2011- present).
• Chair of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), Germany (2010- present).
• Chair of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID), USA (2009- 2010).
• Chair of the Afro-Asian Knowledge Society Council, Egypt (2009).
• Chair of the Arab World of Internet Institute, USA (2008).
• Chair of the Encyclopedia of Excellence and Civilization Committee, KSA (2008).
• Chair of the Board of Directors, UN Global Compact (UNGC), USA (2006-2008).
• Chair of the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA), Belgium (2007-present).
• Chair of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business (TAG-SB), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2006 - 2017).
• Vice-Chair of the United Nations for Information and Communication Technology (UN ICT Task Force), New York (2006-2010).
• Chair of Evian Group Governing Body, Geneva, Switzerland (2006-2009).
• Chair of the Evian Group-Arab Region (EGAR), Switzerland (2006-2009).
• Chair of the Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), France (2006-2008).
• Chair of the Board of Trustees, Perspective Europe, France (2005-2007).
• Chair of the Advisory Committee on Internet Governance, United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICTTF), USA (2003-2004).
• Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force (ICC TF) on Internet Governance, France (2003-2004).
• Chair of the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2003-present).
• Chair of the Commission on E-Business, Information Technologies and Telecoms, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), France (2001-2008).
• Chair of tֺhe Arab Regional Network of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), USA (2001-2004).
• Chair of the Working Group on Human Resources and Capacity Building (HRCB) of the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies, (UN ICT TF), USA (2001-2002).
• Chair of the Arab Internet Names Consortium (AINC), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2001).
• Chair of the Licensing Executives Society-Arab Countries (LES-AC), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1998-present).
• Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Professional Qualifications Standards, Switzerland (1995-1998).
• Chair of the Middle East Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA (1995-1997).
• Chair of the United Nations for the Development of Accounting Education, USA (1995).
• Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (UNISAR), USA (1995-1996).
• Chair of the Committee for the Newly Industrialized and Developing Countries Affairs, the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) (1989-1995).
• Chair of the Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS), USA (1989-present).
• Chair of the Affairs of the Modern Industrialized Nations and Developing Countries, the International Accounting Standards Committee (1989-1992).
• Chair of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), Germany (1987-present); in consultative status to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Selected Board Memberships

World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel on Defining the Future of Trade,

Geneva - Switzerland (2012).

Festival of Thinkers United Arab Emirates (2011).

International Advisory Board, University of Bahrain, Manama - Kingdom of

Bahrain (2010 - 2011).

Member of the Upper House the senate, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2010 - 2011).

International Advisory, E-City for King Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifa - Kingdom of Bahrain (2009).

Honorary Board Membership, Afro - Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (2008).

Executive Board, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris – France

(2007 - 2009).

Board of Trustees, Arab Anti-Corruption Organization (2007 - present).

Board of Directors, UN Global Compact, New York - USA (2006 - 2008).

Advisory Board, Evian Group, Geneva - Switzerland (2005 - Present).

Board of Directors, King Hussein Foundation, Washington - USA (2005 – present).

The International Consultative Board, the World Coalition, New York - USA (2005).

Board of Directors, World Links Arab Countries Advisory Council, (2004 - 2005).

Public Sector Consultative Group, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), New York - USA (2003 - 2006).

Board of Trustees, King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2003 - 2006).

Board of Trustees, National Music Conservatory (NMC), Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2003 - 2005).

Board of Directors, World Links Worldwide, Washington - USA (2003 - 2004).

Advisory Board, Knowledge Economy Community, Development Gateway, World Bank, Washington - USA (2002 - 2005).

Advisory Board, United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), New York - USA (2001 - 2004).

Advisory Board, Industry Advisory Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva - Switzerland (1999 - 2000).

Board of Advisors, Middle East Council of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington - USA (1995 - 1997).

Member of the Board, International Federation of Accountants Council (IFAC),

New York - USA (1992).

Member of the Board, International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), London - UK (1988 - 1990).

Member of the Arab Thought Forum (1988 - Present).

Member of the Board, International Auditing Practices Committee (IAPC) of IFAC, New York - USA (1987 - 1990).

Board of Governors, Keck Center for International Strategic Studies, Claremont,

California - USA (1985-1988).

Board of Trustees, American University of Beirut, Beirut - Lebanon (1980 - 1982).

Scientific and Professional Publications

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Collocations Dictionary (2012).

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Patent Terms (2012).

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Legal Dictionary (2012).

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Directory (2008.)

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Accountancy & Business Dictionary (2001).

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh IP Dictionary (2000).

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Dictionary of Accounting (English – Arabic) (1978).


The Honorary Doctorate Degree of Arts from Canisius College Buffalo, New York - USA (1988).

Legion of Honour ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, The Elysee Palace, Paris - France (1985).

Decoration of the Republic of Tunisia from His Excellency President Habib Bourguiba, President of the Republic of Tunisia - Tunisia (1985).

Decoration of Independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from His Majesty Late King Hussein Bin Talal , Raghadan Palace, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1968).


The Knowledge Management Conference, Abu Dhabi - UAE (2012).

The Bosphorus Conference for Regional Cooperation, Istanbul - Turkey (2012).

Sheikha Entisar Al Sabah - Kuwait, (2012).

American University of Sharjah (2012).

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff - UK (2011).

HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan (Higher Colleges of Technology),

Abu Dhabi - UAE (2011).

Young Arab Leadership, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (2011).

The third Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Doha - Qatar (2011).

Lebanese-Palestinian Business Forum, Beirut - Lebanon (2011).

School of Accounting at Canisius College, New York - USA (2011).

General Secretariat of the Association of Arab Universities, Amman - the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2011).

The Shura Council presented by HE Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, Chairman of the Shura Council, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (2010).

Bahraini House of Representatives presented by HE Khalifah Bin Ahmed Al Dahrani, Chairman of the Bahraini House of Representatives, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (2010).

The Arab Federation for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2009).

The Presidential Shield presented by General Emile Lahoud, President of the Republic of Lebanon, Beirut - Lebanon (2009).

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Fund presented by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Emir of the Eastern Province, Eastern Province - KSA (2009).

Shenyang University, Shenyang - China (2009).

Kuwait Lawyers Association - Kuwait (2009).

Kuwait University - Kuwait (2009).

State Audit Institution presented by HE Mr. Abdullah Al Bosaidi, Head of the State Audit Institution - Oman (2009).

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences presented by HE Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Ghamedi, President of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh - KSA (2009).

Palestinian Auditors Association, Beirut - Lebanon (2009).

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh - KSA (2009).

American University of Science and Technology on the occasion of releasing five recorded symphonies for Composer Dr. Walid Gholmieh, Beirut - Lebanon (2008).

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation Academy, Dubai - UAE (2007).

The International Chamber of Commerce, Dubai - UAE (2007).

Sultanate of Oman Audit Institution during the celebration of the 20th anniversary for the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA) at Cambridge - UK (2004).

Cambridge University Shield (2003).

Union of Palestinian Engineers, Jerusalem - Palestine (1998).

Management Science Conference presented by His Royal Highness Prince Soud Bin Nayef, Al Khobar - KSA (1998).

The American Accounting Association, New York - USA (1986).

Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Association - Kuwait (1983).

Honorary Awards

The Arab Award for Innovation Media from His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak

Al Hamad Al Sabah, of the State of Kuwait - Kuwait, (2012).

Man of the Year Award from Palestine International Institute, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2012).

Award of “Arab ICT Personality” of the Year 2010 from Union of Arab ICT Associations, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (2010).

The International Lifetime Achievement Award, Dubai - UAE (2008).

IP Hall of Fame Academy, Chicago - USA (2007).

Gold Mercury International Award from His Royal Highness Prince Khalifah Bin Salman Al Khalifah, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (1978).

Certificates of Appreciating

One of the World’s Most Influential 500 Arabs by Arabian Business, Dubai - UAE (2012).

Palestinian Business Forum, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2011).

Bahraini- American Cultural Exchange Society, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain (2010).

Education Department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province Emirate - KSA (2010).

Youth Media Forum, Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2010).

The Islamic University - Gaza (2005).

Global Leadership Award, London - UK (1997).

Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board, London - UK (1988 - 1990).

Mr. Robert Mi Herrand, Former French President’s brother - the Elysee Palace, Paris, (1985).

Professional Publications by Member Firms (Supervision and Support)

Arab Certified Management Accountant (2012).

Islamic Commercial Law (2010).

Islamic Banking and Takaful (2010).

Islamic Capital Markets and Instruments (2010).

Accounting for International Fund (IF) Institutions (2010).

Leaders Outlook, TAG Graduate School of Business Magazine (2010).

International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium - Sized Entities (2009).

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Guide to licensing Best Practices (2007).

Anti-Money Laundering Guide (2006).

Guide to Corporate Governance (2006).

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Workbook and Guide (Wiley)

(2006 – 2008 - 2011).

Authorized Arabic World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use (2005).

Authorized Arabic “Guide for Legal Retention Period for the Merchant Books and Auditor Work Papers (2004).

Authorized Arabic “International Financial Reporting Standards” (2003 - 2011).

Handbook of International Standards on Auditing, Assurance and Ethics Pronouncement’s (2001 - 2010).

Authorized Arabic “International Accounting Standards in the Public Sector “(1st edition 2001, 2nd edition 2005, 3rd. edition 2006, 4th edition 2007, 5th edition 2008, 6th edition 2009, 7th edition 2010، 8th edition 2011).

Authorized Arabic “International Standards on Auditing and Code of Professional Conduct (2001).

English Translation, “Intellectual Property Laws of the Arab Countries” (2000).

Authorized Arabic “International Accounting Standards “(1st edition 1999, 2nd edition 2000, 3rd edition 2001).

Authorized Arabic “Business Guide to the World Trading System” (1999).

Authorized Arabic / English “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Environmental Costs and Liabilities (1999).

Trademark Laws in the Arab Countries: Country Guides (1998).

Music Patronages

Patron, The Second Modernity: The Artistic Collaboration of Fairuz and Ziad Rahbani Conference, Anis Makdisi Program in Literature, American University in Beirut

(AUB) - Lebanon (2006).

Patron, Walid Gholmieh Symphonies (2006).

Private Concert by Ramzy Yassa & Ghada Ghanem Concert, Cambridge - UK (August 2004).

Patron, L’Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra national de Paris (AROP) (since 2004).

Board of Trustees and Chair, National Music Conservatory (NMC), Amman - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2003 - 2005).

Patron, Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) (since 2003).

Patron, l’Opéra de Paris (since 2001).

Private concert by the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Salzburg - Austria (July 22nd, 2000).

28th General Assembly for the International Music Council, Petra - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (22 - 25 September 1999).

TAGO Golden Jubilee concert, London - UK (July 1997).

Private concert by Ramzi Yassa, Seattle - USA (May 1994).

Patron, Freunde der Salzburger Festspâele (since 1976).

Initiatives (Corporate Social Responsibility)

In the field of Education and Scientific Research

The Arab Organization for Networks of Scientific Research and Education.

The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business Administration (Jordan)

“A non - profit model institution that brings together the public and private sectors in A unique partnership”.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAGCUB - Bahrain).

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh University “World’s University”.

UNESCO and TAG - Global: Partnership on ICT Indicators in Education.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Confucius Centre For raising awareness on Arab - Sino shared cultural values (TAG - Confucius).

Community Service Initiatives

Membership to the Global Compact, an initiative of a voluntary nature that helps in building the welfare societies.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh for Portable Computer Initiative (TAGITOP), the first of its type for cognitive learning.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Knowledge Society (TAKS), which serves 30,000 university students.

Policy Development Forum, a developmental project that deliberates economic issues and conducts studies.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Arab Encyclopedia Project - TAGIPEDIA, an electronic system for the dissemination of information through internet.

The launch of the electronic Jerusalem market - to support Arab Palestinians in Jerusalem. It is an electronic portal and a live commercial marketplace between Palestine and the world.

The Palestinian exchange market, an electronic portal for the facilitation of work of Palestinian business men with the world.

Jordanian Association for Family Owned Businesses to raise awareness on and develop standards of governance.

Abu - Ghazaleh initiative for the creation of Arab Alliance for the Service Industry.

TAG - Global’s cooperation with Qatar Centre for Supporting Civil Society and the Regional Network for Corporate Social Responsibility.

A package of professional services to improve the roles and performance of Jordan News Agency (Petra).

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Forum “A space for dialogue and exchange of knowledge”.

Centre of Governance for raising awareness and for the exercise of the social role in serving the society.

The Arab Website Expert Association for the training and building capacity of the new generations.

Abu - Ghazaleh Arab Youth Initiative, a knowledge-based summit for the youth and an award for innovators.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Cambridge Centre for IT Skills: contributing the building of knowledge society.

Talal Abu – Ghazaleh Centre for the refurbishment of computers and their distribution among charitable organizations and schools.

E – training Centre in Gaza camp to provide the youth with electronic knowledge skills.

In cooperation with TAG - Global and the International Relief Organization: Training hundreds of people in Jordan on entrepreneurship skills.

Support and train researchers and students and prepare them for the labour market.

A program for the empowerment of women in Bahrain in cooperation with the Women’s Supreme Council.

A training program for fresh graduates in Jordan’s camps.

Moot Court Competition for the training of law college students to train them on adjudication in intellectual property matters.

“Test Your Knowledge” Competition on Trademark Symbols to measure knowledge of trademarks and symbols.

Arab ICT Network to motivate social development of the deprived peoples of the region.

Cooperation with accounting and auditing associations in the Arab World.

Improve Arab intellectual property laws.

Initiatives on Raising Awareness and Sensitization

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh Knowledge Award that grants scholarships to distinctive Palestinians to study at TAG - SB.

Talal Abu - Ghazaleh‘s grant given to West Bank and Gaza citizens to attain qualification for a Certified Arab professional accountant.

Grant to first ranked Arabic university graduates in accounting to attain the Certified Arab Accountant Qualification.

Launch of the Adel Al - Sa’di Award for Excellence for the first ranked student in the Arab Certified Accountants Society.

TAG - Global is a partner to Prince Sultan bin Abd - Alaziz Award for Business Youth.

Electronic media “communication, cognitive and interactive services”.

Intellectual Property News Agency / www.agip -news.com.

Information Technology News Agency/ www.tagitnews.com.

Education News Agency/ www.tageducanews.com.

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