VIDEO: Aramex CEO meets US President Barack Obama

Logistics executive Fadi Ghandour takes part in Presidential Summit.


Fadi Ghandour, founder and chief executive officer of Middle Eastern logistics company Aramex, briefly came face to face with the United States president Barack Obama in Washington this week.

The executive, who is also a founding board member of Endeavor Jordan - a non-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs in emerging markets - was invited to take part in the recent Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship at the Ronald Reagan Building.

Participants from over 50 countries on five continents also participated in the summit, which highlighted the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home.

Ghandour spoke at a panel discussion titled “The Culture of Entrepreneurship”.

“Useful is exactly how I would describe this day,” he told reporters. “Look at all of these people here. Can you feel the energy?”

View some  amateur footage below of Obama giving a speech at the event and shaking hands with attendees, when Ghandour delivers him a copy of Dr Naif Al-Mutawa’s ground-breaking 99 comic to Obama (around 18 minutes into the video).