Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group hosted up to 40 of his social media followers at the Al Habtoor Group Head Office in February. The session marked the second Open Talk debate in the series where the Chairman invites a group of his social media followers to a candid open discussion. The audience got the chance to ask Al Habtoor about his thoughts on many topics impacting the region and the wider world. It covered business, politics, philanthropy and social issues.
Al Habtoor led the discussion with his plans for poverty alleviation. He said many of the world’s problems today stem from poverty. “If we tackle this issue head on then the world will be in a much better and safer place for everyone,” he said. “If you just look at the three main religions alone they all encourage their practitioners to give money to the needy. Zakat is a moral obligation for every Muslim. It is called Zorah for Jews and Christians are also obligated to give to charity. If everyone does the moral obligation, then we have a good starting basis.”
Al Habtoor has written several articles highlighting his plans for poverty alleviation. His articles and research can be found on his KAH Publications website and App (www.khalafalhabtoor.net)
Khalaf Al Habtoor said, “The Open Talk Series has got off to a great start. I have had the opportunity to meet some of my followers first hand. It has been good to hear what people around the world are thinking on key issues. I look forward to meeting more of my social media followers throughout the year.”
Open Talk 2 was moderated by Yusef Al Muammari from Abu Dhabi’s Al Dafra TV. An edited version of the series was be aired on Al Dafra.