Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi

The UAE’s third-largest emirate has trod its own path, focusing on Islamic culture and diversifying its economy. It’s an approach that has paid off, argues the director general of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

The Palestinian economy represents an extraordinary opportunity for investors who can see past the grim headlines, says the chairman of the country’s biggest bank, Hashim Shawa

Taking the plunge: Shehab Gargash on getting ready to go public

Taking the plunge: Shehab Gargash on getting ready to go public

After a six-year wait, Daman Investments is set to launch an IPO in the first quarter of 2015. It's chairman and founder speaks out about the volatility on local stock markets, the Arabtec fiasco and recent ‘greenfield’ listings

Forever looking forward: Fadi Ghandour

Forever looking forward: Fadi Ghandour

With his trademark boundless energy, Fadi Ghandour recently gave budding entrepreneurs the benefit of his experience and success with an insightful presentation in Dubai. But as he revealed to Arabian Business it is the private sector which needs to change to bring a positive future to the Arab world

Taste the difference: Mondelez's Vishal Tikku

Taste the difference: Mondelez's Vishal Tikku

The boss of one of the Middle East’s largest food and beverage companies and the conglomerate behind favourites such as Tang, Oreo and Kraft cheese, Mondelēz International’s Vishal Tikku, explains the dilemma between balancing goodness with good taste and how he decides when to bring a successful brand to the Gulf market

A man of Vertu: Massimiliano Pogliani

A man of Vertu: Massimiliano Pogliani

Just how did Massimiliano Pogliani rescue phone brand Vertu? The company’s CEO tells Arabian Business how he revolutionised and resurrected the fortunes of the once technology-shy luxury mobile phone business, and why moving step-by-step can pay dividends

The Italian job: Sir Rocco Forte

The Italian job: Sir Rocco Forte

Sir Rocco Forte's recent deal with Italian sovereign wealth fund FSI has brought a new lease of life to the hospitality grandee’s eponymous hotel chain. Can the Middle East finally start to play a bigger role in Sir Rocco’s plans?

Brand and deliver: Landmark Group's Shivam Goyal

Brand and deliver: Landmark Group's Shivam Goyal

Meet the Landmark Group’s go-to guy for starting up new brands, Shivam Goyal. His latest mission is to take SportsOne to 40 retail outlets across the GCC by 2017.

Building a billion dollar conglomerate: Shaji Ul Mulk

Building a billion dollar conglomerate: Shaji Ul Mulk

After arriving in Dubai three decades ago, Shaji Ul Mulk was determined to make it on his own. Now chairman of one of the UAE’s biggest manufacturing empires, he shares his challenging road to success, his dreams for the healthcare industry, his IPO plans, and why there’s still plenty of chapters to write about Mulk Holdings’ promising future

Ringing in a new era: Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young

Ringing in a new era: Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young

Oman’s second telco, Nawras, has now officially rebranded as Ooredoo, spreading the Qatar-based firm’s global reach. Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young explains why the move will create noise not only in the domestic but in the international telecoms industry as well, and why sites such as Facebook and YouTube also will be listening in


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