Thursday July 9, 2020

Arab-Irish: Bringing two cultures together

How to ensure a business idea born in Ireland can thrive in the middle east.

30th March, 2014
John Havel, managing partner of Havel Accounting. Picture: Maura Hickey

John Havel, managing partner of Havel Accounting, talks about some of the cultural differences between Ireland and the Arab World, the importance of ''Wasta and securing the right ''sponsor.

In 2012, I was invited by prominent members of the Muslim community to oversee the establishment of a Shariah-compliant financial institution whose primary objective is to provide the muslim Community of Ireland with a banking institution that is fully Shariah compliant in its product design and...

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