I had the great privilege of establishing the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization that has become the largest firm of professional services in the Arab world. Our overriding mission has been and will always be serving Arab world and promoting the competitiveness of our businesses and economies.
My interest in education is inextricably linked to the mission and the vision of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization. With intellectual capital and human resources development underpinning economic prosperity, quality education plays a pivotal role in our region’s competitiveness and future prosperity. Our ability to compete in a global, knowledge-based economy requires most workers to have a high level of education and skills.
I firmly believe that as a leading organization in the Arab world, we have the social responsibility and the moral duty to contribute to the well-being, the development and the quality of life of our societies. By contributing to raising the relevance and quality of education in the Arab world, we will ensure our ability to compete in a global, knowledge-based economy by preparing the human resources necessary to fuel economic growth, provide leadership and be able to capitalize on the opportunities created.
To this end, I have committed the resources and expertise of my Organization towards establishing a non-profit Quality Assurance Organization with the fundamental objective of raising the quality of education and promoting educational excellence in the Arab world. This objective will be pursued with the same passion and commitment that underlined our efforts to establish the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization. It is my dream that in the not-too-distant future, universities in the Arab world will rank in the top universities in the world, and that we will have institutions equivalent to Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford to educate our future generations.
HE Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Chairman and CEO, TAG-Org