Aramex's Fadi Ghandour says creating jobs top priority for Mideast firms

Founder of Aramex Fadi Ghandour said more investments need to be pumped into e-commerce in the Arab World. (Al Arabiya)

Recent political developments in the Arab world have raised youth’s self-confidence in their ability to shape the future and this has prompted both governments and companies to put job creation at the top of their agendas, founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex Fadi Ghandour said on Sunday.

Ghandour was speaking to Al Arabiya on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum held in the Jordanian Dead Sea resort.

He said emerging companies are working to develop “tangible” solutions to unemployment in the Arab World, adding that leadership enhancement comes from a combination of capital, market openness and e-commerce.

He said more investments need to be pumped into e-commerce in the Arab World and that regional markets need to be opened to this business.

He highlighted the importance of developing content in Arabic, saying key players are keen to engage in this leading project to fill in the digital gap that’s hindering progress and development.

 

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