Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is Chairman and CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel, an international, family-owned and diversified business, founded in 1945 by his father, the late Abdul Latif Jameel.
Today, Abdul Latif Jameel’s core business areas include transportation, engineering and manufacturing, financial services, land and real estate, energy and environmental services, consumer products, and advertising and media. Based in the MENAT region, Abdul Latif Jameel has a presence in more than 30 countries over five continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America. It employs approximately 17,000 people.
Mr. Jameel is a noted philanthropist and Chairman of Community Jameel, which was formally established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family’s tradition of supporting the community. This has helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged people in the fields of healthcare and education, while improving livelihoods through a range of initiatives such as Bab Rizq Jameel and Grameen Jameel.
As a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumni, Mr. Jameel is a driver in a number of programs at MIT, including alleviating root causes of global poverty and addressing issues of water and food security. For example, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT (J-PAL) takes an evidence-based scientific approach to reducing poverty across the globe. Since inception, J-PAL has touched the lives of over 203 million people through its initiatives. Separately, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), established at MIT in May 2014, spearheads research that will help humankind adapt to a rapidly changing planet and combat worldwide water scarcity and food supply shortages. Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is an MIT Corporation life member.
Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel has been recognized with a number of honours and awards. Mr. Jameel was presented with the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order by His Majesty King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the country’s highest award, in recognition of his personal contribution to job creation initiatives amongst both young men and women in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Jameel has also been awarded an Honorary Knighthood (KBE) by HRH Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for his philanthropic activities and support for the development of arts and culture.