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Chairman’s Message

The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) prides itself on the relationships and services it has developed in the Arab world for nearly half a century. We have built strong mutually-supportive relations with the world's leading international financial and development organizations – including the United Nations, World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Across Europe and North America, we have hundreds of clients, associates, and friends, and we present to them the image of the Arab world as we truly know it: Friendly, fair, professional and proud, dynamic and vibrant. We cherish the close relationships that we have built with Arab governments and business leaders across the region.

Over the years, the services we offer have changed, in line with global and regional requirements. We offer the highest-quality information technology certification programs available in the Arab world. We have steadily developed our capabilities to keep pace with the needs and demands of the Arab society, its technical cadres, and  top-notch and diversified economy.

Throughout the years, we focused most of all on the development of human capacities, beginning with our own professional staff, and on leveraging their expertise to enrich the Arab community. We have embraced the concept of the ‘knowledge worker’ and sought to empower our people and those of the  Arab world to dream, imagine, create and move forward. Despite the immense challenges we have faced and continue to experience, we refuse to indulge in negativity or pessimism. We are an organization that believes in empowering people to be their best and excel.

TAG.Global's core mission is to contribute to the socio-economic development of the world. We do this on two levels: We seek practical and effective solutions to the problems of our individual clients and on a more holistic basis, we conduct internal brainstorming and strategy sessions with our best consultants, addressing first the problems and then the solutions that need to be presented to the Arab business community. Unlike most other private sector firms, we don’t give primary weight to the bottom line (although staying in business is necessarily a goal), but we look at problems we can address and solutions we can provide. One example of this process is the consulting unit we have formed to deal with the unique problems facing family-owned businesses which dominate the private sector in the Arab region.

We have established a dedicated division to develop open-source software applications in the Arab world. Perhaps one of the most significant issues we are currently addressing is environmental sustainability. This is an issue that has rarely been addressed seriously by the Arab Business Community, but is one of the most important issues we face in the mid-term. We are currently developing an ambitious strategic initiative in this area for implementation across the region, and this will provide benefits at both levels: for the Arab society as a whole, and for our clients and partners.

We look forward to a future of continued growth, development and success. As we continue our march into this brave new Millennium, there are many questions, fears, and challenges. TAG.Global will be here for our clients, working to meet the Arab world’s business requirements in a dedicated spirit of cooperation and service.