AUS to become family business knowledge hub


Sharjah / WAM

Dr. Bjorn Kjerfve, Chancellor of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) met on Monday with Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Managing Director of Al Saud Company, and Sheikh Saud Majid Al Qassimi, the Deputy Managing Director of Al Saud Company, to discuss the Sheikh Saoud Bin Khalid Bin Khalid Al Qassimi Chair in Family Business, which was established at the American University of Sharjah in 2016.
Through the Chair, which is the first of its kind in the country, AUS aims to become a recognised family business knowledge hub in the national, regional and international context. Also present at the meeting was Dr. Rodrigo Basco, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration and current Chairholder.
The Chair’s mission is to foster the university’s sustainable support to family business by creating value for business families and regional communities through conducting research and developing teaching activities that will strive to connect family generations in order to achieve their individual, family, business and community objectives.
“The purpose of establishing this Chair is to honour my grandfather’s legacy. He was a Sharjah businessman who founded a family business back in the 1970s that is now in its third generation,” said Sheikh Saud Majid Al Qassimi. “This is a modest contribution on our part to give back to the community.”

AUS is a prominent university that is preparing the next generation of leaders in the UAE and the region.

We would like to thank H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for establishing the American University in Sharjah, which has become a beacon of education in the region,” he added.

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