Tribute to Saleem Sayegh
Saleem Sayegh was born in the city of Amman, Jordan in 1949 and sadly passed away in 2012. Saleem was an unparalleled genius in the field of commercial enterprises and gifted with an inborn farsighted vision. From the early days of his career he visited the Arabian Gulf, perceived the immense potential for growth in the region and decided to emigrate to the United Arab Emirates, providing the family with their first foothold in a country that was to become a global taking point for its far daring vision, and ability to deliver. From small humble beginnings in Sharjah, benefiting from the construction and development in the region, the Sayegh Group prospered significantly, just as Saleem had seen during his early visits. Saleem also decided to diversify the business from paint manufacturing to real estate to communication media, and later to the aviation business.
In recognition for his services, Saleem was nominated Honorary President of Arab Producers Union for T.V. Productions. He was also the Deputy Goodwill Ambassador for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM). Member of the Board of Trustees in the Sharjah Economic Excellence Award, SCCI. Head of Division of Building Materials of Arab Union for Real Estate Development. He was also a member of the Welfare Association (A continued Commitment to Sustainable Development and Humanitarian situation in Palestine). Member of Kazakhstan - Emirates joint Business Council 2009 and a member of the Business Group on the Industrial Sector of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2011.
Saleem married Beirut-born, Nouha Haddad in 1979 and welcomed their children; son Samer (1981), daughter Samar (1984) and 12 years later his second son Sami (1996).