Abdulsalam Haykal is the CEO of Haykal Group, which has been based in Abu Dhabi since 2013. The Haykal Group of companies include: Haykal Media, which publishes several knowledge and information platforms, including the Arabic versions of Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, Aliqtisadi.com, Man Hom database for profiles in Arabic; Transtek Systems, which provides cloud and financial software solutions to enterprises, including tax and value-added tax calculation software; and Labeeb Labs, whose products focus on computerised processing of the Arabic natural language, including: Lableb cloud search dedicated to organisations, and its recommendations system.
He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut.
He was chosen by the World Economic Forum in Davos as one of the young global leaders, and he was also the recipient of the Arab Innovation Award from the Arab Thought Foundation.
He holds a Master’s degree in international relations from University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University in Beirut.