AMMAN — The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC), a Jordanian think tank, selected Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) among the World's Most Influential Muslims in business sector in 2017.
Dr Abu-Ghazaleh was selected for his influence in the world in the business sector in the Middle East and North Africa.
According to the report issued by the Centre, he is credited with introducing the concept of Intellectual Property into the Arab world and is being listed in the IP Hall of Fame in Chicago, USA.
It is worth noting that Dr Abu-Ghazaleh has chaired more than 14 UN taskforces and initiatives and he was Vice Chair with Their Excellencies Kofi Anan and Ban Ki-moon of the UN Global Compact as well as being a member of several UN programs, most recently being named Special Ambassador to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and a member of the United Nations Social Impact Fund High Level Advisory Board (UNSIF-HLAB).
According to the Centre, the selection and nomination of individuals depends on a number of criteria including their influence in the Muslim world and their ability to serve Muslims and their charitable causes in addition to their contribution in supporting science and scientists and in disseminating knowledge and awareness among the Islamic nations.
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.