About Us

“Family Business in the Arab World” (FBAW) was founded by the Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business at the American University of Sharjah and the Tharawat Family Business Forum.
FBAW is the first platform of its kind in the region, with the main aim to discuss the state of family businesses in the MENA, enhance regional research efforts and develop best practice.
Vision
FBAW is a bridge between academics and family business leaders in the MENA region and a platform for developing and disseminating academic research, practical knowledge and good practices for sustainable family business management in the region.
Mission
To bring together academics, researchers, family business leaders, and other key stakeholders to share research, practical knowledge, and best practices for sustainable family business management in the MENA region.
The Founders
Dr. Rodrigo Basco

 

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah

Chair, Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid

Al-Qassimi in Family Business- AUS, UAE

Farida F. El Agamy
Lic.iur. Attorney at Law

 

General Manager, Tharawat Family Business Forum, UAE