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Hassan Jameel

Deputy President & Vice Chairman

Abdul Latif Jameel

Jeddah, SA

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Hassan Jameel’s Biography

Hassan Jameel is Vice Chairman & Deputy President of Abdul Latif Jameel, an internationally diversified family-owned business that was founded in Saudi Arabia by the late Abdul Latif Jameel in 1945.

He heads the company’s domestic division from their affiliated headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, overseeing their automotive, real estate, land and machinery operations.

Hassan is also an investment committee member of the Jameel Investment Management Company (JIMCO) which is the global investment arm of the Jameel family. JIMCO’s portfolio comprises several investments in innovative, early-stage and breakthrough ventures and technology. These include US electric car manufacturer Rivian, flying taxi developer Joby Aviation and Saudi-based tech start-up Speero.

Hassan’s career in the automotive industry began at the Toyota Motor Corporation, where he gained experience in business, manufacturing, production, sales and management. He has since played a role in the Jameel family’s expansion and investment in the sector, securing key partnerships with Rivian and event organiser CoMotion. In addition, Hassan is a former Rivian board member and continues to act as an advisor to CoMotion.

He is Vice Chairman of Community Jameel, an international organisation that addresses some of the most urgent challenges facing the world in the fields of education, health and climate. It collaborates with MIT and Imperial College London on several programmes to tackle these challenges.

Hassan is a founding member of the Family Business Council – Gulf, which promotes the growth and development of family businesses across the Middle East and North Africa. He also holds memberships on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering and on the University of Tokyo’s UTokyo Global Advisory Board.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Sophia University, Tokyo.

Hassan Jameel’s Newsfeed

Wired Middle East
Hassan Jameel’s mission to reinvent a ‘75-year-old startup’

Hassan Jameel, Deputy President & Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, is interviewed by Wired Middle East regarding his family business, ALJ.

Hassan Jameel’s Background

Abdul Latif Jameel logo Abdul Latif Jameel logo
Abdul Latif Jameel
Deputy President & Vice Chairman
2012 - Present
Jeddah, SA
Abdul Latif Jameel is a diversified business made up of independent bodies that include auto-parts manufacturing, automotive distribution, logistics, financial services, land and real estate development, renewable energy, and media services. In addition, ALJ has an active investments arm well placed as a preferred global business partner.
Community Jameel logo Community Jameel logo
Community Jameel
Vice Chairman
2003 - Present
Dubai, AE
Formed in 2003, Community Jameel continues the Jameel family's tradition of helping improve people's lives. Committed to entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and youth, it works across six fields of development: livelihoods, arts, education, health, climate and evidence. It is active worldwide, and collaborates directly with global institutions and grassroots organisations.
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Board Positions

Jameel Investment Management Company (JIMCO)
Investment Committee Member
Jeddah, SA
JIMCO, Jameel Investment Management Company, is the international investment arm of the Jameel family. The portfolio consists of various pioneering technologies and ventures, including Rivian, Joby Aviation and Speero.
Family Business Council Gulf (FBCG)
Founding Member
Dubai, AE
The Family Business Council Gulf, part of the Family Business Network, is one of the world’s largest family business networks with more than 16,000 members throughout 50 countries exchanging ideas and adding value to their networks. The council was established on the notion that family businesses are significant for maintaining economic stability in the Gulf region.
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Advisory Roles

CoMotion LA & MIAMI
Advisor
Los Angeles, CA, USA
CoMotion is an annual event gathering some of the world's most powerful and influential leaders and innovators of the urban mobility revolution. It consists of thought-provoking talks, demonstrations, test drives and exhibitions.
UTokyo Global Advisory Board - The University of Tokyo
Advisory Board Member
Tokyo, JP
The UTokyo Global Advisory Board was established to create a strategy that would ensure The University of Tokyo’s positioning as one of the world’s leading tertiary education institutions. The board consults on major issues and makes recommendations for the future of the institution.
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Interviews

Hassan Jameel’s mission to reinvent a ‘75-year-old startup’
Interview
Jan 2021
Hassan talks to WIRED Middle East about his family business and gives his insights into preparing and reinventing a 75-year-old multimillion-pound business for the digital age.
How ALJ—a ‘75-year-old start-up’—leads with purpose
Interview
Jan 2020
In an interview with McKinsey Quarterly, Hassan joins Fady to discuss several topics, including ALJ, renewable innovation and philanthropy.

Features

Rivian’s IPO turned one family’s early investment into an $11.5 billion fortune
Quoted
Nov 2021
Jeddah, SA
Hassan is quoted in a Fortune Magazine piece about Rivian, the U.S. electric vehicle manufacturing company.
Rivian’s Long, Messy Road to Its First Electric Truck
Mentioned
Oct 2021
Jeddah, SA
Hassan is featured in an article by Bloomberg regarding ALJ, by then a major investor of Rivian, who shelved the idea for a desert truck and agreed to a more opulent pickup.
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Hassan Jameel’s Education

London Business School
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Sophia University, Japan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - International Business