HE Dr.Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), was born on April 22nd, 1938 in Jaffa. He has wide-ranging interests and has made seminal contributions in professional services, Intellectual Property, education, knowledge economy, and information technology. 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.