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March 13, 2014

Majid and Badr Jafar are busy guiding Crescent Group through expansion in Iraq, embracing global diversification, and tackling family governance. They are also sounding the alarm over the bulge in Arab youth unemployment, and the $700 billion family business governance time bomb. CampdenFB reports 

Badr Jafar has had a long day. Dressed in immaculate business attire, his tie is askew and, although it is mid-afternoon, he’s still got a packed schedule for the rest of his day. In the evening, he flies to New York for a meeting at the United Nations about the Pearl Initiative, the private-sector partnership he set up to enrich Gulf corporate accountability and transparency.

April 18, 2013

Conglomerate Murugappa is sometimes dubbed southern India’s Tata Group, CampdenFB talks to its fourth-gen chairman about his plans for the family business.

Conglomerate Murugappa is sometimes dubbed southern India’s Tata Group, CampdenFB talks to its fourth-gen chairman about his plans for the family business.

March 8, 2010

Essar Minerals, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced on Saturday it is to buy US-based Trinity Coal Partners LLC for $600 million.

Essar Minerals, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced on Saturday it is to buy US-based Trinity Coal Partners LLC for $600 million.
 
The acquisition is part of the Indian conglomerate's plan to secure raw materials for its steel and power operations worldwide and will give it access to a further 200 million tonnes of coal in the US.
 

March 1, 2004

Corporate social responsibility sounds cool, but seems a contra­diction in terms in an ever-aggressive global business landscape. But it is part of the business remit for Bahrain’sKanoo Group of companies

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Corporate social responsibility sounds cool, but seems a contra­diction in terms in an ever-aggressive global business landscape. But it is part of the business remit for Bahrain'sKanoo Group of companies

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