A collaborative research project between New York University Abu Dhabi and Tharawat Family Business Forum

Capturing Entrepreneurial Heritage


As part of the ongoing collaboration between Tharawat Family Business Forum and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), we were delighted to announce our first joint event around family business history and legacy.

The program included an interactive workshop, offered practical insights for family businesses on how to document, store and preserve their history for the generations to come, as well as a first panel discussion on our research project “Family Business Histories”.




Why we need to preserve Legacy?

Farida El-Agamy, Tharawat Family Business Forum

Martin Klimke, NYUAD 


What is an Archive and Why is it Important?

Brad Bauer, Associate Librarian for Archives and Special Collections, NYUAD

Beth Russel, Center for Digital Scholarship, NYUAD

part 2

welcome adress

Robert JC Young, Silver Professor, Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Anees Sultan, Head of Supply Division, WJ Towell, Oman,  and Board Member, Tharawat Family Business Forum


Family Business Histories in the MENASA Region

Farida El-Agamy, Tharawat Family Business Forum

Martin Klimke, NYUAD 

panel discussion

Capturing Family Business Heritage

Nour Abou Adal, Executive, Holdal Group, Lebanon

Nasser Ahmad Alserkal , Board Member, Alserkal Group, UAE

media gallery