Hassan Jameel is a visionary leader who steers with a purpose. Hassan Jameel has an MBA from London School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Finance from Sophia University in Tokyo. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the MIT School of Engineering and the UTokyo Global Advisory Board at the University of Tokyo. Jameel is a co-founder of the Family Business council, an independent organization working to promote and support family businesses around the world. He has also served on the steering committee of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. In 2007, he was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in The World Today, and in 2008 he was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by Saudi Gazette. In 2011, Jameel was listed as #58 on Forbes list “Arabian Business Power 150”.
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During his education at Sophia University, Jameel traveled to Saudi Arabia to explore possible opportunities for a joint venture between Sophia University and Saudi Aramco. After completing his degree he accepted a job in Saudi Aramco as project manager of training initiatives. He worked in this position for two years before moving on to Aramco Services Company (ASC) as general manager of the human resources department.
Hassan Jameel is also a recognized management expert in the areas of leadership and personal brand development, with a focus on family businesses. His experience in building human resource capabilities and sustainability strategies for private sector companies has been widely cited in publications such as The Economist, The New York Times,and the Harvard Business Review. In 2007 Jameel was ranked #40 on Arabian Business “Arabian Business Power 150”.
In 2008, Hassan Jameel accepted a position as executive director of the Family Business Council (FBC), an international organization dedicated to supporting family enterprises around the world. The Council is composed of leading family businesses across ten countries consisting of leaders from finance, manufacturing, retailing, energy and hospitality. Jameel is based in New York and presented at the Council’s 2009 annual conference, Global Family Business Summit in Dubai.