Mr. Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce since 1996. Spearheading a turnaround in the performance of the company, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh was instrumental in cementing the company’s role as one of the world’s preeminent fresh, fresh-cut, and prepared fruit and vegetables producers and distributors. The company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1997, with the ticker symbol FDP.
Alongside this, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh serves as Chairman of the Royal Jordanian Air Academy, as Chairman of Arab Wings, and Chairman of Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh is Chairman of the Abdali Clemenceau Hospital project, a $290 million development project in Amman, Jordan. He is a founding shareholder of Clemenceau Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon. He is also on the board of directors of United Cable Company, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh served as Chairman of International General Insurance Co. until its listing on the NASDAQ in 2020. He served on the board of directors of Bank Misr Liban from 2007 to 2018 and Jordan Kuwait Bank from 2004 to 2011.
Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh attended the American University in Cairo (AUC) where he studied Business Administration. He served on the board of trustees at AUC from 2007 until 2014 and as an Advisory Trustee of AUC from 2014 to 2015.
In 2019, His Majesty King Abdullah honored Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh with the Order of Al Istiqlal of the First Degree, in recognition of his efforts to establish investment and development projects in various sectors to support Jordan’s economy and employ Jordanians, as well as his charity work. In 1998, he was also appointed as a Grand Chancellor of Cameroon.
Mr. Abu Ghazaleh was appointed as a member of the Economic Consultative Council by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. The 21-member body includes public and private sector leaders and was established to advise the Monarch on economic and social issues.