Abdulsalam Haykal

Chief Executive Officer, Haykal Group

Abdulsalam Haykal is CEO of Haykal Group, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Haykal includes companies in enterprise software, mobile payment, and digital services (Transtek Systems Group, Compass Enterprise Software), media (Haykal Media Group, publisher of the Arabic editions of Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, Aliqtisadi.com, Manhom); and through Labeeb Labs, it develops Arabic-language NLP and AI-based products. Haykal serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut. He is a member of the UAE government's Arabic Language Advisory Council. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and received the Arab Thought Foundation's Innovation Award. Haykal is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and SOAS, University of London.