Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Less than a year into his role as head of the Japanese giant, Hiroki Totoki explains how he is bringing the company back from the brink, why smart technology is becoming increasingly exciting, and how he is meeting the challenge of budget smartphone manufacturers

Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres

Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres

With more than 10 hotels planned across the GCC in the next five years, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is looking to strengthen its grip and increase market share. The company’s president and CEO, Jean Gabriel Peres, discusses the brand’s bold plans, and the challenges of balancing traditional standards with the hospitality industry’s continual innovations.

Desert odds for the ice princess Zahra Lari

Desert odds for the ice princess Zahra Lari

Zahra Lari, the first Emirati professional figure skater, reveals why she is aiming to compete  at the Winter Olympics in 2018.

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Six months into his tenure as head of Majid Al Futtaim, the Gulf’s biggest shopping mall developer, Alain Bejjani is on track to double the size of the company in just five years

How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future

How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future

A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus

Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali

Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali

Syrian-born designer Rami Al Ali started as an intern in Dubai. Today his brand Rami Al Ali Couture has hit the global stage, with supermodels and celebrities queuing up for his collections. But the fashion mogul is still not ready to embrace Dubai’s own Fashion Forward

Fraud, corruption, leaks or security threats? This is the man Gulf firms call when they really need help

Fraud, corruption, leaks or security threats? This is the man Gulf firms call when they really need help

Risk Advisory founder Bill Waite set his company up in December 1997. With offices in Washington, London, Moscow, Hong Kong and Dubai, and a security joint venture in Saudi Arabia, employing a total of about 140 staff, it focuses on corporate investigations that look at internal fraud, corruption, leaks of confidential information, and asset searches in the context of litigation.

Conquering the world: What next for the man behind Booking.com

Conquering the world: What next for the man behind Booking.com

Darren Huston’s Priceline Group racked up over $50bn worth of travel bookings last year and controls an estimated 10 percent of a global industry worth $1.3tr. So what is next for the owner of Booking.com and a host of other hugely lucrative websites?

Interview: HTC goes upwardly mobile

Interview: HTC goes upwardly mobile

How the Taiwanese tech giant is taking on the competition — and winning

Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh

Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh

Mezzan Holding’s stellar debut on the Kuwait Stock Exchange earlier this month put the spotlight on a company that has so far let its brands do the talking. Chief executive Garry Walsh charts the rise and rise of one of Kuwait’s fastest-growing players.


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