300 million members and counting: How LinkedIn became a $28bn company

300 million members and counting: How LinkedIn became a $28bn company

Professional networking site LinkedIn has cornered the market for connecting professionals. Senior vice president for global solutions Mike Gamson says it is now aiming to list every professional vacancy on the planet.

Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed

Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed

Adeeb Ahamed, the CEO of LuLu International Exchange, speaks exclusively to Arabian Business about the future of the remittances business

Backed by Edward Snowden and aiming to replace the BlackBerry: Introducing the Blackphone

Backed by Edward Snowden and aiming to replace the BlackBerry: Introducing the Blackphone

The ultra-secure smartphone is swiftly becoming the communications device of choice for billionaires, governments and ruling families around the world. Mike Janke, who runs the firm, explains more.

What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next

What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next

Rick Pudner was one of the most high-profile bankers and expats in the UAE before he quit as Group CEO of Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank. Now he’s back and looking to launch a whole new financial model.

The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse

The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse

Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.

TASC Outsourcing: One of Dubai’s modern-day success stories

TASC Outsourcing: One of Dubai’s modern-day success stories

It’s taken just six years to create one of the Gulf’s biggest outsourcing firms. Meet Mahesh Shahdadpuri, the brains behind TASC Outsourcing

Interview: Jumeirah on new lifestyle brand Venu

Interview: Jumeirah on new lifestyle brand Venu

Three years after scrapping plans for Venu Hotels, Jumeirah has revived the lifestyle concept

Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi

Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi

The man behind Dubai Internet City has been at the forefront of Dubai’s transformation into a knowledge economy, and is now purposely encouraging entrepreneurs to innovate and create change. Tamara Pupic caught up with Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director of DIC and DOZ

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers

A quartet of innovative computer programmers were honoured at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards for their new app, Heroes. The group of Dubai-based students explain why they developed the cancer-oriented social networking concept, and how technology can help boost health

Harmeek Singh’s game plan

Harmeek Singh’s game plan

Harmeek Singh, owner and CEO of Plan b Group, has challenged the status quo, dreamed big, and achieved a lot. He tells Tamara Pupic how he has battled his way onto the world stage and found success


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