Upcoming Events

May 25, 2021

Intergenerational Entrepreneurship in Algeria: NCA-Rouiba

Webinar and Panel Discussion 

12:00 - 1:00pm 


Family enterprises in Algeria have overcome many challenges since the country’s independence. In this webinar, we will present the third case study in our series, conducted with NCA-Rouiba. The company was founded by Salah Othmani and his father, Mohamed Saïd, in 1966 as Nouvelle Conserverie Algérienne (NCA), only four years after the country gained independence. Surviving years of economic and political instability, NCA-Rouiba has become the leading food processing company in the region, and the Rouiba brand of canned fruit juice is widely known in Algeria and neighboring countries.

In this webinar, former Chairman of NCA-Rouiba, Slim Othmani, will share the history of the company and the lessons learnt along the way. 


Project Introduction

12:00 - 12:10 

Farida El-Agamy

 Martin Klimke

Family Business Histories in the MENASA Region

12:10 - 12:45

Panel Discussion

Slim Othmani

Former Chairman


Conversation with Slim Othmani

12:45 - 1:00

Audience Q&A

Please register on this link

Open to NYUAD community and by invitation


We are hiring!

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In collaboration with Kawader Program, the Family Business Histories project is looking for a Research Assistant to support the research project in support of the Principal Investigators.

You can learn more about Kawader Program here

Vacancy and application details can be found here

Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

UAE nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Past Events

March 16, 2021

In this webinar, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Andrea Schneider-Braunberger, CEO of  Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG) (Business History Society). Andrea will share her research on German family firms responding to crisis and what today’s leaders can learn from yesterday’s entrepreneurs.

February 14, 2021

In this webinar, we present to you the second case study conducted with Almajdouie Group. Founded in 1965 by Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie in KSA, the group has over 5000 employees across the globe. As of 2021, five of the founder’s children occupy executive roles and members of the third generation have begun to join the group.

August 18, 2020

In this webinar, we present to you the first case study conducted with Jashanmal Group. Established in 1919 with its first store in Basra, Iraq, the Jashanmal Group is a retail and wholesale distribution business whose retail operations span over 150 stores in the Gulf region as of 2020.

Second Annual Conference

Presentation and Panel Discussion

 “Family Business Histories: A Research Partnership with The Tharawat Family Business Forum

The inaugural lecture of the Family Business Histories lecture series drew comparisons between the emergence and evolution of family businesses in various parts of the world in their respective socio-economic, cultural and political landscapes

January 15, 2020

November 7, 2019

We were delighted to hold our very first event in 2017. The event offered practical insights for family businesses on how to document, store and preserve their history for the generations to come.

November 23, 2017

February 7, 2019

Our first event of 2019 focused on family business history and legacy, building on our most recent research findings which focus on the foundation years of selected family businesses in the MENASA region

Press Coverage

Arabic Press

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English Press

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