• Subject : Kaslik Awards Honorary Distinction to Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
  • Date : 12-May-2010
  • Text :

    I am honored to receive this recognition from such a distinguished educational institution and a leader in many fields - Abu-Ghazaleh

    BEIRUT-May 11, 2010: HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and CEO of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) was honored on May 10th by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in international business and social communities.

    The honoring ceremony took place during the Printemps 12th University of Social Auditing Social Audit & Culture(s) Conference held in collaboration with the Arab Society of Faculties of Business Administration (ASFBA), the French-speaking academic associations (AGRH, ADERSE) of ANDRH, the HR European, African and Middle East Associations, Social Audit National Institutes and CLERH (IAS Lebanon) and in partnership with le Cercle éthique des affaires (CEA), the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Education and Research Development (EFERD) and the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences at USEK (Lebanon).

    Upon receiving the award, Abu-Ghazaleh said, "I stand here to present to you my professional, cultural, and corporate social responsibility statement of account, for you to socially audit me, and wish to thank you sincerely for selecting me to be so awarded today, and to promise to work harder to deserve it. I am overwhelmed by this great honor."

    HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, the current UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) Chairman, is a pioneering businessman in the Arab region and beyond, and a visionary contributor to the cause of socioeconomic development in the Arab world, and developing nations in general.

    HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh began his career as an accountant, with a degree in accounting from the American University in Beirut. After beginning his own firm in the early 1970's he quickly rose to a position of regional and international leadership, serving as a member of the board of the International Auditing Practices Committee (IAPC) of the International Federation of Accountants (1987-1990) and as member of the board of the International Accounting Standards Committee (1988-1990).

    During the same decade, Abu-Ghazaleh formed the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA), the first professional organization for Arab accountants, which led to a career-long commitment to building infrastructure for the development of Arab professional services. He later created the Arab Society for Intellectual Property, Arab Knowledge Management Society, and Licensing Executives Society - Arab Region, and other regional organizations to provide educational and regulatory support to Arab professions.