Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, the Saudi Businessman
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The Saudi Businessman Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel



Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is a well-known Saudi businessman and economist who excels in administration. He was recognised for excellence.

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is a well-known Saudi businessman and economist who excels in administration. He received recognition for his intelligence and excellence. He is in charge of his father Abdul Latif Jameel’s group.


His Upbringing and Education

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel was born in 1955, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He travelled to the United States and enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied architecture before moving on to MIT in Boston to study civil engineering.

Mohammed Jameel grew up in a business-oriented family. His father, Abdul Latif Jameel, is a well-known businessman and billionaire who owns and founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Group Limited in Saudi Arabia.

He travelled to Japan to study automotive engineering. After finishing his studies there, he returned to his home country and began working for his father’s firm.

He began the vehicle trade business after researching the opportunities in the local and international markets.


Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel’s Achievements

Mohammed Abdul Latif began his commercial career by taking over the administration of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group of Companies Limited.

In 1979, he chose to join the sector of vehicle dealing after performing extensive research on the automobile industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf to determine every move he would take.

During Mohammed Abdul Latif’s presidency of the Board of Directors, the Abdul Latif Jameel Group Companies extended their operations to encompass transportation, engineering, manufacturing, and real estate commerce.

It has also invested in energy and the environment, advertising, media, and consumer items, and it offers financial services.

Mohammed Abdul Latif wanted to invest in Arab and other nations. He established the company’s offices and headquarters throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The firm has branches in over 30 different countries in Europe, East Asia, and the Americas, and it employs people from over 40 nations.

Muhammed Abdul Latif was well-known for his strong ambition and drive to invest in competitive enterprises.

In 1996, he established Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital in Jeddah, the first non-profit specialised hospital that treated thousands of patients.

He also helped to form Rivian Company which works in the field of transportation, particularly future modes of contemporary transportation, which the company aims to develop so that they are ecologically friendly, safer, and suit people’s requirements.

Muhammed Abdul Latif established a charity organisation called “Community Jameel” in 2003. It provides support and humanitarian aid to disadvantaged groups both inside and beyond the Kingdom. This charity has helped thousands of individuals, whether via health treatment, education, or better ways to earn a living.

The Community Jameel Foundation organised several useful programmes, the most well-known of which is the “Bab Rizq Jameel” initiative.

He also built, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, four key centres:

  • “Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab,” whose purpose is to alleviate poverty through research, education, and training. The Institute is active in many countries of the world, especially poor countries.
  • “Abdul Latif Jameel Laboratory for Water and Food”, the laboratory’s goal is research, innovation, and cooperation in the field of solving the challenges facing the world such as water shortages, pollution, and food shortages.
  • “Abdul Latif Jameel Laboratory for Education”
  • “Abdul Latif Clinic Jameel for Machine Learning Technologies in Healthcare.”


Awards won

He has won many accolades and honours, the most notable of which is the King Abdulaziz Medal, first class. The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bestowed him with the medal, which is the highest honour in Saudi Arabia. British Queen Elizabeth II also awarded him an honorary knighthood for his contributions to humanitarian work, culture, and art in the United Kingdom.