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Kamal Alshaer

Kamal Alshaer

Sector : Business , Businessmen

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1930
  • Age : 86
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Dr. Kamal Shair led a unique life as an outstanding engineer, prominent businessman and tireless activist. He was born on August 10th, 1930 in the small village of Salt in North-West Transjordan. Starting at the American University of Beirut in 1945, he went on to earn a PhD in chemical engineering from Yale University in 1954. Soon after, he returned to the Middle East with big dreams and the determination of great achievers.
Dar Al-Handasah is the incarnation of his vision: an engineering, architectural, and planning consultancy rooted in the Middle East with expanding global reach. Today, Dar has become Dar Group, an alliance of complementary specialist consultants, providing expert solutions to clients around the world.
His early experience growing up in the Arab world and his western education shaped his unique blend of activism for self-determined, democratic, and progressive societies in what is still one of the world’s most volatile regions. He was instrumental in implementing economic reforms, pushing for change and advocating progress through education and innovation. Kamal Shair was in turn advisor, and close friend to heads of states, intellectuals, and journalists who shared his vision of change for the Middle East.
In his later years, his focus widened to embrace global concerns. He was an ardent believer in global resposibility and environmental issues, promoting social and community involvement in all the areas in which Dar operates.
Dr Kamal Shair will be remembered by all those who knew and worked with him as an individual with great integrity and unwavering loyalty. A hard worker, his devotion to the company he built and his contributions to half a century of Arab history have left an enduring imprint. His legacy will forever remain that of a leader with boundless energy who inspired people around him to reach their full potential. The culture and spirit he instilled in his beloved company will live on forever.
Dr. Kamal Shair passed away in the early hours of August 21st, 2008.


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