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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Visionary, Leader, Educator, Innovator, and Humanitarian

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Date of Birth:



Jaffa, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's inclusion in the Hall of Fame is due to his significant contributions in fields like education, accountancy, intellectual property, business administration, management, commerce, ICT, science, technology, and law. His leadership in these areas has been globally recognized, making him a prominent figure in advancing these disciplines and supporting socioeconomic development.

Brief bio

Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, born in Jaffa, Palestine, is a renowned business leader, innovator, and educator. After being displaced from Palestine, he pursued education in Lebanon, eventually establishing a global professional services group. His work spans various sectors, including education, accountancy, and technology. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is recognized for his visionary leadership and contributions to global development, especially in the Arab world.

Major Milestones


  • Forced Displacement (1948): At the age of 10, he and his family were displaced from Palestine due to the Zionist invasion.

  • Education (1960): Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

  • Founding TAG-Global (1972): Started an accounting company in Kuwait, which grew into Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), a prominent professional and educational services organization...See More

  • Jordanian Senate Membership: Served as a member of the Jordanian Senate for two terms.

  • Establishment of Educational Institutions: Founded numerous educational facilities, including Knowledge Centers and the College of Innovation, advocating for accessible, quality education.

  • Educational Advocacy: Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh passionately believes in accessible quality education and has established multiple educational institutions.

  • Scholarships for Palestinians: The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Award provides scholarships for Palestinians to study at TAGSB​​.

  • Professional Development Grants: Offered grants to West Bank and Gaza citizens to attain Certified Arab Professional Accountant qualifications.

  • Economic Empowerment Initiatives: Established the Electronic Jerusalem Market and the Palestinian Exchange Market to support Palestinian entrepreneurs and businesses​​.

  • Global Leadership: Held numerous chairmanships and leadership roles in international organizations, contributing significantly to global trade, education, and technology initiatives...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 27, 2023

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