H.E. Senator Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's Resumé
CHAIRMAN & CEO
TALAL ABU GHAZALEH ORGANIZATION (TAG-Org)
The Global Organization for Professional Services and Education
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh born on April 22, 1938 in Jaffa, is the Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org). Founded in 1972 (TAG-Org) is an international professional services group, employing over 2000 professionals and operating out of its nearly one hundred offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, India, Cyprus and China. It has representative offices in Europe and North America and non-exclusive strategic alliance agreements with various networks and individual firms thus enabling it to choose a firm best suited to its clients needs in virtually every country in the world.
It currently offers a comprehensive range of professional services covering Accounting, External Audit, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, Taxation, Educational Consultancy, Economic and Strategic studies, Management Advisory Services, Professional and Technical Training, Technology Transfer Project Management, Real Estate Management, Investors and Business Advisory Services, Human Resources and Recruitment Services, E-Government, E-Commerce, E-Education, IT and Security Audit, Webmastering and Web Design, Professional Interpretation and Translation, Website Arabization, Domain Names Registration, ICT Strategic Planning, ERP Consulting Services, IT and Internet Skills Training and Examinations, Intellectual Property News Agency, IP Business and Asset Valuation and Branding Services, IP Registration and Protection, Intellectual Property Renewals, IPR Protection and Management, Legal Services (Solicitors and Attorneys), and Public Offering.
Honorary Award, The Arab Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AFPIPR), Jordan, 2009.
The International Lifetime Achievement Award, Dubai, UAE, 2008.
IP Hall of Fame Inductee, IP Hall of Fame Academy, Chicago, USA, 2007.
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Canisius College, New York, USA, 1988.
Decoration of the Republic of Tunisia, 1985.
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France, 1985.
Coat of Arms of the Kuwaiti Association of Accountants and Auditors, 1983.
Gold Mercury International Award, Bahrain, 1978.
Decoration of Independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan 1967.
Chairman,United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), New York – USA (2009-2010).
Chairman, The Afro-Asian Knowledge Society Council- Egypt (2009).
Chairman, Encyclopedia of Excellence and Civilization Committee, Riyadh – KSA (2008).
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, UN Global Compact, New York – USA (2007-2008).
Deputy Chair, Evian Group Governing Body, Geneva – Switzerland (2006-present).
Chair, Evian Group-Arab Region (EGAR) (2006- 2009).
Vice-Chairman,United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, New York – USA (2006-2009).
Chairman, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris - France (2006-2008).
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Perspective Europe, Paris – France (2005-2007).
President, Arab Intellectual Property Meditation Society (AIPMAS), Amman-Jordan (2003-present).
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Internet Governance, United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), New York – USA (2003-2004).
Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Task Force (ICC TF) on Internet Governance, Paris – France (2003-2004).
Chairman, Commission on E-Business, Information Technologies and Telecoms, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris – France (2001-2008).
Vice-Chairman, United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), New York – USA (2001-2004).
Chairman, the Arab Regional Network of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), New York – USA (2001-2004).
Chairman, the Working Group on Human Resources and Capacity Building (HRCB) of the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies Task Force, (UN ICT TF), New York – USA (2001-2002).
First Chairman of the Arab Internet Names Consortium (AINC), Amman- Jordan, (2001).
Chairman of the Founders Meeting of the Arab Internet Names Consortium (AINC), Amman- Jordan (2001).
President, Licensing Executives Society-Arab Countries (LES-AC), Amman-Jordan (1998-present).
Chairman, U.N. Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), New York – USA (1995-1996).
Chairman, United Nations Committee of Experts on Professional Qualifications Standards, Geneva (1995-1998).
Chairman of the Committee for the Newly Industrialized and Developing Countries Affairs, the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) (1989-1992).
President, Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS), New York – USA (1989-present).
President, Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), Munich (1987-present); in consultative status to the World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO).
President, Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA), London (1985-present); in consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC).
SELECTED BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
International Advisory Committee, E-City for King Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain (2009).
Honorary Board Membership, Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization (2008).
Executive Board, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris- France (2007-2009).
Board of Trustees, Arab Anti Corruption Organization (2007- Present).
Board of Directors, UN Global Compact, New York, USA (2006-2008).
Advisory Board, Evian Group, Geneva, Switzerland (2005-Present).
Board of Directors, King Hussein Foundation, Washington, USA (2005-Present).
The International Consultative Board, the World Coalition, New York, USA (2005).
Board of Directors, World Links Arab Countries Advisory Council, (2004-2005).
Public Sector Consultative Group, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), New York-USA (2003- 2006)
Board of Trustees, King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Amman, Jordan (2003-2006)
Board of Trustees, National Music Conservatory (NMC), Amman, Jordan (2003- 2005).
Board of Directors, World Links Worldwide, Washington, USA (2003-2004).
Knowledge Economy Community, Development Gateway, World Bank, Washington, USA (2002- 2005).
Advisory Board, United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF), New York, USA (2001-2004).
Advisory Board, Industry Advisory Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland (1999-2000).
Board of Advisors, Middle East Council of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, USA (1995-1997).
Member of the Board, International Federation of Accountants Council (IFAC), New York, USA (1992).
Member of the Board, International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), London, United Kingdom, (1988-1990).
Member of the Board, International Auditing Practices Committee (IAPC) of IFAC, New York, USA (1987-1990).
Board of Governors, Keck Center for International Strategic Studies, Claremont, California, USA (1985-1988).
Board of Trustees, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (1980-1982).
PUBLICATIONS BY MEMBER FIRMS
• “Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Directory” (2008).
• “The LESI Guide to licensing Best Practices” (2007).
• “Wiley IFRSs Workbook and Guide” (2006).
• “Anti Money Laundering Guide” (2006).
• “Guide to Corporate Governance” (2006).
• Authorized Arabic "WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use" (2005).
• Authorized Arabic "Guide for Legal Retention Period for the Merchant Books and Auditor Work Papers" (2004).
• Authorized Arabic "International Financial Reporting Standards" (2003-2009).
• “Handbook of International Auditing, Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements” (2003-2009).
• “The Abu-Ghazaleh Accountancy & Business Dictionary” (2001).
• “International Standards on Auditing – IFAC handbook of Auditing and Ethics Pronouncement” (2001).
• “IFAC Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Standards” (1st edition 2001, 2nd edition 2006, 3rd edition 2007, 4th edition 2008, 5th edition 2009).
• “The Abu-Ghazaleh IP Dictionary” (2000).
• English Translation, “Intellectual Property Laws of the Arab Countries” (2000).
• “Business Guide to the World Trading System” (1999).
• “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Environmental Costs and Liabilities” (1999).
• Authorized Arabic “International Accounting Standards” (1st edition 1999, 2nd edition 2000, 3rd edition 2001).
• “Trademark Laws in the Arab Countries”, Country Guides (1998).
• Authorized Arabic "International Standards on Auditing" (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2001, 3rd edition 2002).
• “The Abu-Ghazaleh English-Arabic Dictionary of Accounting” (1975).
Patron, The Second Modernity: The Artistic Collaboration of Fairuz and Ziad Rahbani Conference, Anis Makdisi Program in Literature, American University in Beirut (AUB), Lebanon (2006).
Patron, Walid Gholmieh Symphonies (2006).
Private concert by Ramzy Yassa & Ghada Ghanem , Cambridge, August 2004.
Patron, L’Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra national de Paris (AROP), since 2004.
Board of Trustees and Chair, National Music Conservatory (NMC), Amman, Jordan (2003-2005).
Patron, Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO), since 2003.
Patron, l'Opéra de Paris, since 2001.
Private concert by the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Salzburg (Austria), July 22nd, 2000.
28th General Assembly for the International Music Council, Petra (Jordan), 22-25 September 1999.
TAGO Golden Jubilee concert, London, July 1997.
Private concert by Ramzi Yassa, Seattle, USA May 1994.
Patron, Freunde der Salzburger Festspâele since 1976.
TAG-ORG MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to offer a complete range of high-quality professional and educational services at the highest international standards, and to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development worldwide.
Talal Abu -Ghazaleh
TALAL ABU GHAZALEH ORGANIZATION (TAG-Org) MEMBER FIRMS AND INSTITUTIONS
Operating from nearly a hundred offices and with 180 representatives worldwide
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) www.tagorg.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. International (TAGI)- Certified Public Accountants www.tagi.com
(TAGI is a full member of the Forum of Firms (FoF). FoF conducts its business through its executive arm, the Transnational Auditors Committee (TAC), which is also a committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) www.agip.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Legal (TAG-LEGAL) www.tag-legal.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Center (TAG-Cambridge) www.tagcaitc.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. Consulting (TAG-Co) www.agcon.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Information Technology International (TAG-ITI) www.tagiti.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Valuation(TAG-Value) www.tagvaluation.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Projects (TAG-Advisors) www.abughazalehprojects.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Translation, Distribution and Publishing (TAG-TRANSLATE) www.tagtranslate.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Real Estate Management and Development (TAG-Aqarat) www.tagaqarat.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Society (TAG-KS) www.tagks.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Capital Services (TAG-Capital) www.tag-capital.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Recruitment and Human Resources Development (TAG-Recruit) www.tagirecruitment.com
TAGI Book (TAG-Book) www.tagibook.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Domains (TAG-Domains) www.tagidomains.com
AGIP Renewals- Intellectual Property Renewals (AGIP-Renewals) www.ag-ip-renewals.com
Abu-Ghazaleh IP News Agency (AGIP-News) www.ag-ip-news.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Advertising (TAG-Media)
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Press (TAG-Press)
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Press & Publishing (TAG-Publication) www.tagipp.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Design & Publishing (TAG-Design) www.tagipp.com
IPR WORLD Satellite (TAG-IPR.TV) www.iprworld.tv
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business (TAG-College) www.tagcb.edu.jo
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academies (TAG-Academies) www.tagcda.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Information & Communication Technology Academy (TAG-ICT Academy) www.tagictacademy.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Professional Training Group (TAGITRAIN) www.tagitraining.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Educational Consulting (TAG-Education) www.tageducational.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Finance and Banking Academy (TAG-Banking Academy) www.tagfba.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academy for Languages (TAG-Lingual) www.tag-languages.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Chinese Language Academy (TAG-Chinese) www.tagcla.com
Cambridge International Center (TAG-CAMBRIDGE) www.tag-cic.com
Arab Quality Assurance and Accreditation Network (ARQAANE) www.arqaane.org
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Research Center (TAG-Research) www.tagrsc.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University Management Advisory Services (TAG-Universities) www.taguniconsult.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) www.tagconfucius.com
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Chinese Visa Section (TAG-Visa) www.tag-visa.com