Mr Wafic Saïd co-founded the Karim Rida Said Foundation, now known as the Saïd Foundation, in 1982. Alongside his business career, Wafic Saïd maintains interests in many trusts and non-profit organizations. Mr Wafic Saïd is also the Benefactor and founding trustee of the Saïd Business School Foundation, formed to build Oxford University's business school and to support its pursuit of excellence. The Saïd Business School, established in 1996, is now among the leading business schools in the world.
Description and impact
Since 1982, the Foundation has provided educational opportunities to talented young people and enhanced the capabilities of those working to relieve need and overcome disadvantages in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and the UK. They believe in the power of education to transform lives, communities, and societies for the better and in the value of building bridges across cultures.