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Omar Alaqqad

Sector : Business , Businessmen

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  • Country of residence : Saudi Arabia
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1927
  • Age : 89
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Born in Gaza in 1927; leading businessman; founding board member of the Saudi British Bank and the Bahrain-based Investcorp Bank; among the directors of the Saudi Bank and the Arab Investment Company of Luxemburg and Switzerland; founded the Saudi-based Al-Aqqad Investment Company (AICO) in 1975 and serves as its chairman since; donated a grant for the establishment of the Engineering College at Birzeit University, which was named after him; Honorary Member of the university’s Board of Trustees; served on the Board of Directors of the investment bank firm of Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. Inc. until 1987; in 1995 appointed by Pres. Yasser Arafat to be head of the group in charge of developing the telephone sector in the OPT; founded the Arab Palestinian Investment Company in Ramallah and was a major force behind the building of the main commercial center – the Plaza – in Ramallah in 1993; Board of Trustees member of the Institute of Palestine Studies; member of the Council of the Palestine National Fund (PNF).




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