Fady Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is a noted philanthropist and President – International, of Community Jameel , a sustainable social enterprise organization formally established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family’s tradition of supporting the community.
He is also the Deputy President and Vice Chairman International Operations of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of independent international, family-owned and diversified businesses, founded in 1945 by his grandfather, the late Abdul Latif Jameel.
Community Jameel is dedicated to social and economic sustainability across the Middle East and beyond through a wide range of initiatives, in humanitarian fields ranging from job creation, arts and culture, global development, education, and health and society.
This includes Bab Rizq Jameel, an award winning program with an international presence designed to assist with employment opportunities, and a number of labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that are addressing some of mankind’s biggest challenges including the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) helping transform public policy and development decisions by increasing effectiveness through scientific evidence;the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS), addressing the impact of population growth, climate change, urbanization, and on the world’s for water and food; the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) which aims to spark a renaissance education in schools, higher education, and workplace learning, and most recently the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic), aiming to aims to revolutionize disease prevention, detection, and treatment.
Mr. Jameel is the Chairman and Founder of Community Jameel’s arts and culture initiative, Art Jameel. His passion and appreciation for art has led him to create a number of successful art initiatives and partnerships, including with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Art Jameel recently announced the development of two major art centers, the Hayy: Creative Hub, in Saudi Arabia and the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, UAE. These centers will serve as a platform to support and foster contemporary art and creative entrepreneurship across the region and worldwide.
Mr Jameel is also member of the Council for the Arts at MIT.
Mr. Jameel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He speaks English, Arabic, and Japanese.