CEO, Haykal Group
Abdulsalam Haykal is a Syrian entrepreneur, and CEO of Haykal Group, based in Abu Dhabi since 2013. Haykal Group includes Haykal Media, a knowledge and information platforms company, with products including the Arabic editions of Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, Aliqtisadi.com, Manhom Directory; Transtek Systems, maker of cloud enterprise and financial systems, and VAT and tax software; and Labeeb Labs, focused on Arabic-natural language processing products including enterprise search, recommendation system.
Haykal serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and received the Arab Thought Foundation’s Innovation Award. He is a member of the UAE government’s Arabic Language Advisory Council. Abdulsalam is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and SOAS, University of London.