HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), was born on April 22, 1938 in Jaffa. He has wide-ranging interests and has made seminal contributions in Intellectual Property, education, knowledge economy, and information technology and professional services. A glance at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh’s past leadership roles reveals a long and engaging career with business-related international development organizations, and forward-thinking business projects in the Arab world. He had created a unique hybrid - a for-profit private firm with a mission statement to “contribute to the socioeconomic development of the Arab world.” Talal Abu-Ghazaleh also served on the board of the UN Global Compact and as Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development. He is currently Chairman of the Arab Coalition of Services and a member of the WTO Panel on Defining the Future of Trade.

TAGI-Records stems from Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh’s passion for music, a passion that has deep roots since when while only 13 years old, he was working as a clerk in a record store, one of his favorite job ever. He wrote about the memories of his childhood: “The owner played great music, symphonies, operas and concertos all day long. One day the shopkeeper told me ‘Thank you very much; we will not need your services anymore, as my son is going to take over from you’. I asked to stay on without pay just because I loved the music.”