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Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh

Innovative, Visionary, Leader, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

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Why Featured?

Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh is renowned for transforming Fresh Del Monte Produce into a global leader in the fruit and vegetable industry. His visionary leadership, strategic business moves, and commitment to sustainable practices have significantly impacted the agricultural sector and the Palestinian community.

Brief bio

Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh is a prominent business figure, known for his role as Chairman and CEO of Fresh Del Monte Produce since 1996. He is credited with revitalizing the company, turning it into a successful multinational corporation. Abu Ghazaleh's diverse roles in various organizations, along with his philanthropic efforts, have marked him as a significant figure in the Palestinian community.

Major Milestones


  • 1996: Became Chairman and CEO of Fresh Del Monte Produce, leading a major turnaround in the company's performance...See More

  • 1997: Guided Fresh Del Monte Produce to go public on the New York Stock Exchange...See More

  • 2019: Honored with the Order of Al Istiqlal of the First Degree by King Abdullah for his contribution to Jordan’s economy and charity work.

  • 1998: Appointed as a Grand Chancellor of Cameroon.

  • Establishment of the Abdali Clemenceau Hospital project: A major development project in Amman, Jordan.

  • Revitalizing Fresh Del Monte Produce: Transformed the company from a struggling entity into a leading global producer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.

  • Global Expansion: Expanded Fresh Del Monte's operations to over 100 countries, diversifying its product lines and enhancing its global presence.

  • Sustainability Initiatives: Integrated sustainable and responsible farming practices into the company’s operations.

  • Philanthropic Efforts: Involved in various charitable works and development projects, notably in Jordan and Lebanon.

  • Economic Leadership: Appointed to the Economic Consultative Council by King Abdullah II of Jordan to advise on economic and social issues.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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