Fady Jameel

Fady Jameel

President, International

Fady Jameel is President, International, of Community Jameel, the global philanthropy formally established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family's tradition of supporting the community.

Community Jameel is committed to creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and youth, and works across six major fields of development: livelihoods, the arts, education, health, climate, and evidence.

In his role as President, International, Fady has overseen the expansion of Community Jameel's programmes globally. This includes Bab Rizq Jameel, an award-winning livelihoods programme with an international presence, and a number of labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) addressing some of humanity's greatest challenges: including the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), whose co-founders Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, along with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, 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, and urbanisation, on the world's 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), revolutionising disease prevention, detection, and treatment. He also led Community Jameel's co-founding of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute of Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London.

Fady is the Chairman and Founder of Art Jameel, the arts and culture organisation launched by Community Jameel in 2003. Alongside partnerships with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Jameel runs two major art centres, the Hayy: Creative Hub in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, due to open in 2020-2021 and the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, UAE. These centres serve as a platform to support and foster contemporary art and creative entrepreneurship across the region and worldwide. Fady is a member of the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Fady is 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.

Fady holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He speaks English, Arabic, and Japanese.

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