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2016

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27/07/2016

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation Supports Europa Nostra – the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, founder, Chairman and sole patron of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, and founder, Chairman and CEO of MBI International and its subsidiaries is supporting Europa Nostra, the European federation of heritage NGOs.


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29/06/2016

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber pledges to maintain his business interests in Britain despite referendum result

Speaking to Hugo Greenhalgh at the Financial Times following the UK vote to leave the European Union, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber pledged to maintain his business interests in Britain despite fears that the referendum result will dent London’s position as the world’s centre for international wealth.


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18/05/2016

MBI Al Jaber Foundation to support Bloomsbury Research Institute

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation has today announced a significant donation to the Bloomsbury Research Institute.


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13/04/2016

The wealthy should bring their assets back onshore

In an article in the Financial Times published on 13 April, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber called for wealthy people to bring their assets back onshore.


2015

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02/06/2015

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber: crossing the divide

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber talks to Philanthropy Age Magazine about the importance of education in building bridges between the Middle East and the wider world.


2014

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11/05/2014

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber on the Sunday Times Super-Rich List 2014

Founder, Chairman and CEO of MBI International, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and his family are now listed at #13 on the Sunday Times Super-Rich List.


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19/02/2014

Forbes Insights: 2014 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index

Sheikh Mohamed is featured in this latest special report from Forbes on philanthropy.


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14/02/2014

Gulf Business: World’s Most Powerful Arabs In Real Estate

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Isa Al Jaber ranked as the second most powerful Arab in Real Estate by Gulf Business' 2014 report.


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27/01/2014

London Middle East Institute Finds New Home In The MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, Thanks To Support From The MBI Al Jaber Foundation

Funding strengthens largest centre of Middle Eastern expertise in Europe.


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27/01/2014

New MBI Al Jaber Building Featured in The Times

Sheikh pledges £1 million to London institute


2013

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15/12/2013

Arabian Business Rich List 2013: Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder, chairman and CEO of MBI International, HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, is a constant presence on Arabian Business' Rich List. See their latest profile of Sheikh Mohamed here.


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28/10/2013

H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber made Senator of MODUL University

Prominent UK philanthropist His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, has been awarded a Senatorship by MODUL University in recognition of his longstanding support for education, cultural dialogue, peace and human rights.


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18/09/2013

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation supports the work of Human Rights Watch in the Arab World

H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Founder and Chairman of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation has signed an agreement with Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.


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16/09/2013

New Book from H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber gives Arab perspective on Middle East change

Prominent philanthropist and businessman H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber’s seminal book ‘Yes, the Arabs Can Too’ has now been updated and translated into English.


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22/04/2013

Top 10 richest Arabs in UK share $17.5 billion fortune

“The combined wealth of the ten richest Arabs in the UK now exceeds $17.5 billion, according to an annual ranking by the Sunday Times.” This list is headed by H.E Sheikh Mohammed Bin Issa Al Jaber, who appears at #15 on the overall Rich List.


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21/04/2013

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber on the Sunday Times Rich List 2013

Founder, Chairman and CEO of MBI International, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and his family are now listed at #15 on the Sunday Times Rich List.


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11/03/2013

Bloomberg - Saudi Arabia’s Al Jaber Seeks More Europe Hotels With Cash

In an interview with Bloomberg, Sheikh Mohamed says he is looking to expand his luxury hotel holdings. In the article he explains that he will be focusing on acquiring 4 and 5 star hotels in Europe, including Portugal.


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01/03/2013

Forbes Billionaires

Founder, chairman and CEO of MBI Group listed as #166 in the Forbes list of World Billionaires.


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07/02/2013

Strengthening the education system to support transition in Yemen

Mrs Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, and HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, UNESCO Special Envoy for Education, Tolerance and Cultures


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11/01/2013

Yemen: Challenges for the Future International Conference, 11th & 12th January 2013

The British-Yemeni Society held a two day conference to discuss the challenges facing Yemen, sponsored by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation and hosted by The London Middle East Institute (LMEI), SOAS.


2012

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12/12/2012

UNESCO Special Envoy HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber initiates signing of joint declaration by the UNESCO Director General and the President of Mauritania

On the occasion of the visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz…


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01/11/2012

Arabian Business Rich List 2012: Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder, chairman and CEO of MBI International, HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, is a constant presence on Arabian Business' Rich List. See their latest profile of Sheikh Mohamed here.


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03/09/2012

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber awarded Honorary Fellowship by UCL (University College London)

His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, founder and patron of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of UCL


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01/06/2012

Strengthening the Euro-Arab Dialogue

• UNESCO and MBI Al Jaber Foundation hold an international conference in Vienna • H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO are honoured with the ISESCO Gold medal


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12/03/2012

MBI Al Jaber Grand Hall Officially Opened in Naming Ceremony

A project to revive the birthplace of British cinema has reached a milestone with the official unveiling of the University of Westminster’s…


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01/03/2012

Forbes "The World's Billionaires 2012" - #133 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder, chairman and CEO of MBI Group, HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, is a constant presence on Forbes' List of World Billionaires. See Forbes' latest profile of Sheikh Mohamed here.


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12/01/2012

Arabian Business Cover Story: Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, founder and chairman of MBI International - Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber - speaks candidly about his battles with Arab regimes, the recent attempt to topple his $12bn empire… and how, yet again, he has proved himself to be the master of the unexpected. Read the interview in full here…


2011

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17/12/2011

Arabian Business Rich List 2011: # 2 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

With a substantial recent cash injection into the MBI Group, Al Jaber’s total wealth has risen; whilst the group now has over 9,000 employees across three continents, in four market sectors. See Arabian Business' latest profile of founder, chairman and CEO of MBI Group, HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, here.


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15/12/2011

Arabian Business: Saudi Sheikh Buys Hotel Group out of Administration

Saudi businessman Sheikh Mohamed bin Issa Al Jaber has bought his Scotsman Hotel Group out of administration through his hospitality unit JJW Group.


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09/04/2011

MBI Al Jaber Sponsors the International Media Awards 2011

On behalf of MBI International, MBI Al Jaber was once again the proud sponsor of the International Media Awards.


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09/03/2011

Forbes "The World's Billionaires 2011" - #136 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder and chairman and CEO of MBI International, HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, is a constant presence on Forbes' List of World Billionaires. See Forbes' latest profile of Sheikh Mohamed here.


2010

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19/12/2010

Arabian Business Rich List 2010: # 2 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber is the founder, chairman & CEO of MBI International, a group of companies that today holds an asset value of around $12bn and boasts operations in Europe, the Middle East and the US.


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08/05/2010

MBI Al Jaber Sponsors the International Media Awards 2010

On behalf of MBI International, Chairman MBI Al Jaber is proud to be the main sponsor of the sixth annual International Media Awards.


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10/03/2010

Forbes "The World's Billionaires 2010" - #93 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder and chairman of MBI International group of companies with interests in real estate, hotels, food, oil and gas.


2009

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19/12/2009

Arabian Business Rich List 2009: # 2 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

One of the most successful Arab businessmen, Mohamed Al Jaber has in fact made a name for himself by avoiding the speculative stock and real estate markets of the Arab world.


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23/10/2009

Grand Opening of the MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

On Friday October 23rd, the new MBI Al Jaber Building in Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford was officially opened by the Chancellor of the University


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23/10/2009

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, made Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

The Patron and Chairman of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, was elected to the Honorary Fellowship of Corpus Christi College Oxford at a meeting of the Governing Body which took place in June 2009.


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22/10/2009

MBI Al Jaber talks on Education, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy in the 21st Century at UCL, London

Patron and Chairman of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, gave a talk on Education, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy in the 21st Century.


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12/09/2009

Founding of the MHFF Dr. Michael Häupl Promotion Funds in Vienna

Vienna is known to be a dynamic, cultural city with long-standing traditions and the center of education, culture, politics and economics in the country.


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12/09/2009

Präsentation des Dr. Michael Häupl – Förderungsfonds im Wiener Rathaus

Wien ist eine dynamische Stadt mit gelebten Traditionen.Eine dieser Traditionen findet sich in der klassischen und gehobenen Gastronomie und Hotellerie wieder.


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01/09/2009

Arabian Business "Saudi Rich List 2009" - #3 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and visionary, Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber is respected throughout the Middle East and Europe. When he speaks, people listen.


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11/03/2009

Forbes "The World's Billionaires 2009" - #62 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder and chairman of MBI International group of companies with interests in real estate, hotels, food, oil and gas.


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17/02/2009

The Mayor of Vienna, Michael Haeupl, gives Gold Medal to Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

On February 17th, at the beautiful and historic City Hall, Michael Haeupl, the Mayor of Vienna, presented MBI Al Jaber with a Gold Medal of honour


2008

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11/07/2008

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber at the Council in Strasbourg for the newly released White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue entitled "Living Together as Equals in Dignity"

Ms. Gabrielle Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport and Coordinator General for Intercultural Dialogue…


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30/06/2008

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber named "Person of the Year" by the Trialog Insitut in Vienna

Trialog Institut, an interfaith and intercultural organization, held their first Christian Jewish Muslim Peace Concert at the Hotel Marriott Vienna on 24th June 2008.


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06/03/2008

Forbes.com - The World's Billionaires - #194 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Founder and chairman of MBI International group of companies with interests in real estate, hotels, food, oil and gas. In past years has been focusing on ramping up luxury division of extensive hotel portfolio.


2007 & Earlier

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27/06/2007

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber named as UN Spokesperson for Global Forums on Reinventing Government

The 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government, hosted for the first time by the United Nations, celebrated a well-attended and stimulating conference of delegates from 122 countries with a Gala Dinner hosted by Forum Spokesperson MBI Al Jaber at his Grand Wien Hotel in Vienna on 27 June 2007.


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19/06/2007

ALECSO awards Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber its Gold Medal

H.E. Dr. Al Mounji Bousnina, General Manager of ALECSO, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, of UNESCO, awarded the organisation’s highest honour, the Gold Medal, to MBI Al Jaber. The award ceremony took place as part of the 100th edition celebration of Kitâb fî Jarîda.


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15/03/2006

UNESCO Special Envoy MBI Al Jaber strengthens cooperation with Mauritania

Mauritania and UNESCO have agreed to strengthen co-operation on education after two days of talks here.


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01/02/2006

Support for Educational Reform in Algeria

In 2006 in cooperation with UNESCO H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, in keeping with his support for educational reform in the MENA region, funded a project across the Education Sector in Algeria.


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07/11/2005

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber addresses Postgraduates at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.

On Monday 7th November 2005, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber was invited to attend the graduation ceremony of Postgraduates at the University of Sophia Antipolis in Nice.


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18/03/2005

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber named UNESCO Special Envoy to represent the Director General on education, tolerance, and cultures to build peace and democracy

On March 18th, 2005 during a ceremony held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura officially announced the nomination of Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, founder and CEO of MBI International and patron of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.


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29/11/2004

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber awarded a degree of Doctor of Letters from University of Westminster

At a ceremony in London on 29th November 2004, our Patron and Chairman Sheikh Mohamed was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster


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10/05/2004

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber receives his Doctorate Degree from City University

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber today received a Doctor of Science degree from the Vice-Chancellor of City University at a graduation ceremony held at the historic Guildhall in the City of London.


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19/09/2003

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber to sponsor UNESCO programmes in the Arab world

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Chairman of MBI International and founder of the London based MBI Al Jaber Foundation and the London Middle East Institute, is reinforcing his commitment to education and reform in the region through UNESCO projects.


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25/07/2002

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber awarded Honorary Fellowship at SOAS, University of London

In recognition of his signal contribution to scholarship and progress in the Arab world, Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of London University at the School of Oriental and African Studies on 25 July 2002.