Industry: Culture & Society
Company: Habib Al Mulla & Co
Dr Habib Al Mulla is well-known as a straight talker.
As perhaps the UAE’s foremost lawyer, he made his name by founding the financial free zones concept that led to the launch of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority. More than most, he is qualified to discuss the emirate’s recent performance in a candid and honest light. “These signs of recovery do not mean that all is well, that no mistakes were made, and that that there aren’t areas in need of improvement,” Al Mulla told the Arabian Business Forum recently. He has held a series of key posts, including membership of the UAE’s Legislative and Economic Committees. He also sat as a member of the Federal National Council.