Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to company executive, he has spent his life driving the growth of the global logistics and delivery group. Now his focus is turning toward the GCC, where he believes the company has real growth prospects

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned archipelago of islands off the coast of Dubai called The World. The CEO of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, is urging others to restart their projects amid concerns the original vision is fading. But he insists he will succeed with or without them

Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet

Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet

Pragma Group’s deal with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli to operate branded cafes, clubs and hotels around the world put the Lebanese firm on the map, but there is a lot more to the company than meets the eye. Chairman Joe Tabet reveals how it is on target to become a billion-dollar company and why it plans to launch an IPO in the next few years

Interview: Willie Walsh

Interview: Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb

General Electric’s man in the region, Nabil Habayeb, discusses the giant US manufacturer’s role in helping local countries build up not only their infrastructure but their workforces as well

UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

Nearly 50 airplanes have been left abandoned and will be dismantled by Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Leading by example: Tharawat interview

Leading by example: Tharawat interview

Farida El Agamy of Tharawat Family Business Forum explains how the business network helps companies to learn from each other

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview

Since launching online photography gallery Lumitrix, Cara Connell has not only helped raise the profiles of numerous photographers across the world, but also raise the standard of home decoration across the UAE

The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021

The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021

Zahra Al Aboodi, UAE Ministry of Public Works undersecretary on developing the country's long-term social housing policy

Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Barely a property in Dubai has been developed without building supplies from Danube, now the undisputed market leader. Its founder and chairman, Rizwan Sajan, explains how the firm outlasted the real estate crash to double profits this year


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