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Issa Abdul Salam Abu-Issa (Arabic: عيسى عبد السلام أبو عيسى; born 20 September 1955) is a business magnate from Qatar. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Salam International Investment Limited.
Issa Abdul Salam Abu-Issa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Salam International Investments Ltd. (SIIL). SIIL is a public Qatari Shareholding Company listed in the Doha Stock Market which operates over thirty five business units in 5 sectors. As the head of one of Qatar’s largest and best established companies with more than 60-year heritage, Mr. Abu-Issa, led the transformation of Salam from being one of Qatar’s family-owned businesses into a public shareholding company which operates both locally and regionally.
With a BSc. in Business Administration from the United States International University in San Diego, California (graduated in 1978), Mr. Abu-Issa oversees his company’s diverse investments and operations in the fields of Technology and Communications, Construction and Development, Luxury and Consumer products, Energy and Industry, and Investments and Real Estate. SIIL operations extend over Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, and Lebanon.
On the International front Mr. Abu-Issa holds membership in the World Economic Forum.
Apart from being the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Salam International Investment and Salam Bounian, he is also the Secretary General of the Qatari Businessmen Association; a leading Non-Governmental organization playing a vital role in serving Qatar’s business community and raising Qatar’s trade profile internationally. Mr. Abu-Issa is a member of the Board of Trustees of Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy Qatar, Vice-Chairman of Serene, Lebanon and Co-Chairman of the Qatari-Turkish Business Council.
Education and career of Issa Abdul Salam Abu-Issa
Abu Issa studied in and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the United States International University in San Diego, California, USA.
On the international front, he holds membership in the World Economic Forum and The Arab Business Council. Issa Abu-Issa is ranked 43rd in the Arabian Business Qatar Power List 2012.
Salam International Investment Limited (SIIL)
Under Abu Issa’s leadership, SIIL has experienced much growth and development. In 2006, due to the rise of capital and expansion, the company planned to build new office buildings and towers in Lusail. In 2009, SIIL planned to pick up a stake in the Jumana Tower building at The Pearl-Qatar. The company recently planned to establish a new investment bank in Lebanon along with other shareholders with a $30 million capital.
It has been recently voted as one of Forbes Middle East’s Top 200 companies in the Middle East Region.