FaceOf:  Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is chairman and CEO at Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd. 

Updated 02 February 2019

FaceOf:  Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is chairman and CEO at Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd. 

  • Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli says it was Jameel who had encouraged him to set up a charitable organization for music and science

JEDDAH: Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is chairman and CEO at Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd. and Abdul Latif Jameel International (DMCC), founded by his father in 1945.

Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli, who performed in the Kingdom for the first time on Friday, said it was Jameel who had encouraged him to set up a charitable organization for music and science.

Jameel is a member of the global advisory board at the Council on Foreign Relations and, in 2008, was appointed by King Abdullah as an economic council member and board member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah.

He is a trustee of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, at the invitation of the Prince of Wales, and is a keen supporter of the arts. He completed a project to restore the Islamic gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was opened in July 2006 by Prince Charles under the new name of the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art.

In 2008 Jameel received the highest award in the Kingdom, the Order of King Abdul Aziz, from the late monarch in recognition of his personal contribution to job creation for young Saudi men and women. 

The family’s sustainable social enterprise organization, which was established in 2003, is called Community Jameel. It has created more than 549,000 job opportunities in Saudi Arabia.

Jameel holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also studied mathematics at Sophia University in Tokyo, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2011. 

 


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.