Under the wise leadership of co-founders Fadi Ghandour and William Kingston, Aramex has grown from a small Jordan-based company in 1982 to the global courier and logistics services company it is today. Fadi Ghandour described his company’s beginnings as a “guerilla setup”, where employees had to ensure an express delivery despite fragmented geopolitical circumstances in the Middle East.
The company went on to achieve technological breakthroughs in international shipment and courier delivery services. It is the very first Arab company to list on NASDAQ, an achievement that reflects its global success and resilience. The company is as recognised today in New York as it is in Amman. Across 54 countries, Aramex employs more than 13,800 professionals who enable the company to be not only a financial success but also a force for good for thousands of people across the globe.
Through its Aramex it Forward initiative, the company has facilitated the delivery of thousands of items in support of various causes, which include disaster relief, education and youth empowerment. At grassroots level, Aramex has also helped more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs turn their dreams into reality. In 2006, Aramex raised the benchmark for corporate governance in the region by becoming the first company to issue an annual sustainability report in the Middle East.www.aramex.com