Kamal Al Hmoud, 25 Amman

Aster Company

Kamal Al Hmoud leads Aster Company, an environmental initiative that seeks to beautify Jordan’s capital. To address the lack of green space in Amman, Kamal works to transform the city’s rooftops into lush gardens. By increasing the city’s greenery, Aster Company benefits both individual residents and the community as a whole, purifying the air and encouraging people to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Since its inception, Aster Company has worked on 22 successful projects across Amman. In honor of his efforts, Kamal was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.