Khaled Kilani, born on 21 February 1951, was ranked among the first ten achievers in the general secondary certificate at the time. In 1973 he graduated with a BSc in electrical engineering (computer science and automatic control) from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and became the first computer engineer in Jordan. During the early years of his career, he had the opportunity to study systems engineering and analysis in the United States while being a young officer in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
In 1979, he co-founded his first company, CEB, one of the few software development houses in the Middle East at the time and the first IT company to go public in the region. He always focused on business ideas that created local value. Later on, he went on to found and co-found another 20+ companies with the same principle. In his career, he also focused on bringing in and localizing new business concepts and international best practice to our region. This was always accompanied with the urge to instill knowledge in our education system.
During his 37 years working in business systems, he was met with the tremendous gap between the outputs of our education systems and the required human resources. Although, in his companies, he identified this gap and worked on bridging it through continuous education and training of his staff, he felt a strong need to create methods to improve the education system and bring in best practice to local organizations to bring our organizations with the advanced world. At Palma, Mr. Kilani is now growing a regional business management consulting firm that accesses international best practice and localizes it to fit the needs of the region. Through its focus on global knowledge and local understanding, Palma has the mission to build internal capacity to ensure the implementation of world-class strategies and continuous improvement business processes and management systems. This fosters Khaled’s belief in institutionalization and creating a renaissance in the Arab and Muslim world. Hence “Nahdat” was born..
8 responses to “الكاتب”
Hello, I am Khawla from the gym, I found the articles and read them all. I loved them, it is clear that you put a lot of effort into them and you were right, the level is simple and everybody can understand them. Thank you and keep up this great work.
I am so glad you liked them, please spread the word to your friends everywhere, so we can all better benefit from our accumulated knowledge.
Thank you so much
Can I Get Your E-mail To Contact I Want To Ask You A bout Important Things .
Dear Mr Khaled,
My Name is Mohamed Eltaweel I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a BS in Mechnical Engineering. I am going through you blog with a huge interest and passion for reading more as i love your Arabic/English writing style.
I am 25 years old i am currently working in Dubai i have huge developmental dreams for Egypt and the Middle East and i am trying to sharpen my tools through professional and social experience so that i can serve the region to my best.
I need your professional advice as i am going for an extensive rotational training program in one of the huge multinationals and i am looking forward for your advice to tell me which of the following industries we have severe a lack in so that i develop my self through this training to serve Egypt afterwards. (Appliances, Oil&Gas, Aviation, Consumer Products, Energy, Finance, Health care, Lighting,Water, Rail,and Software Services) these are the fields available for the training the program is 2 years and i shall have 4 rotations in different geographies.
Secondly, I have a very high tendency for entrepreneurial activities and I look to myself 10 years from now as a business owner would you please help me out through your advice/ coaching if you have time??.
My Email is Taweel85@gmail.com
Many thanks for the valuable information
Dear Brother Mohammad,
Thank you for your kind words and I am here to serve to the best of my knowledge.
Strategically our region needs water and energy lots of both. We have to develop a solution to our shortage in water, using renewable green energy. This is the specialization I would advise you to adopt and excel in.
In order to succeed in your entrepreneurship dream, ten years time frame, you need an MBA from a reputable school, project management certification, and good understanding of financial management.
Within your MBA, your focus has to be on strategic management and planning.
I wish you good luck and success in your life.
can i please have your personal email, or any other way to contact you?
I immensely enjoyed and appreciate the deep thoghts you have so kindly put into the write up. Your expertise and ongoing efforts to not only create local benefits and to go beyond this and think about the Arab and Muslim world deserve parise and support.
At the moment we are doing what we can to help Egypt and thinking alike and we are doing similar work on a similar path as what you have described in nahdat.com
Thank you and best wishes
Mohamed Elgamal, MBA, PhD
I hope that we can spread awareness of the importance of strategic management and planning to others, there is little material available in Arabic and few specialists with experience who are available. I hope Egypt will be able to mobilize all Egyptian (and other) experts in this field. Please help me reach more people to read the blog.
Thank you so much for your kind words, and I wish you and beloved Egypt all the best. I wish you success in your upcoming conference on Oct 9.