11 Facts About Abdulsalam Haykal


Abdulsalam Haykal is the co-founder of Haykal Media, one of the Middle East's main provider of digital knowledge and information platforms in Arabic, with several flagship products including the Arabic editions of Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Popular Science, the new magazine Aliqtisadi, the English monthly Forward Magazine and Manhom.


Abdulsalam Haykal is the founder and a board member of Transtek, an enterprise software development firm.


Abdulsalam Haykal studied at the American University of Beirut, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Abdulsalam Haykal is a trustee of the University of Kalamoon, a private higher education institution in Syria.


Abdulsalam Haykal was the president of the Syrian Young Entrepreneurs Association, an NGO formed as part of the reform process in Syria.


Abdulsalam Haykal was a founder and trustee in several other organizations including BIDAYA Foundation, an NGO to help young people to become entrepreneurs by providing business mentoring and charitable micro-loans; and Tumuhi, a national college scholarship fund.


Abdulsalam Haykal is founder and chairman of Lableb Labs is focused on Arabic-natural language processing products including enterprise and in-site search, consumer search, and other tools in syntax, semantics, discourse and speech.


Abdulsalam Haykal currently serves on the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut.


Abdulsalam Haykal is a member of the United Aarab Emirates government's Arabic Language Advisory Council, chaired by the Minister of Culture.


Abdulsalam Haykal is a member of the advisory board of the Communication Arts Centre at the Lebanese American University.


Abdulsalam Haykal received the Arab Thought Foundation's Innovation Award in 2015.