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Back in the black: Mark Robinson

Back in the black: Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson inherited one of the toughest jobs in the UAE banking sector when he took over as chief executive of Commercial Bank International in 2014. But after a difficult year, his strategies are starting to bear fruit

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The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier

The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier

Steeped in two centuries of experience, Swiss private bank Lombard Odier is growing its Middle East client base as economic uncertainty ripples through the region. Sixth generation helmsman Patrick Odier urges investors to diversify their portfolios to...

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs

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A growing business: Compareit4me

A growing business: Compareit4me

Jon Richards, CEO at compareit4me, shares some of the secrets of how to lead a business that is on an upward path.

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Upwardly mobile: Network Int'l chief Abdulla Qassem

Upwardly mobile: Network Int'l chief Abdulla Qassem

One of the UAE’s brightest home-grown success stories is set to see huge growth this year thanks to a recent acquisition. The chairman of payments processing giant Network International, Abdulla Qassem, explains why operating in one of the world’s fastest...

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson

For more than three centuries, Lloyd’s of London has been at the forefront of minimising risk while simultaneously earning billions of dollars annually from underwriting it. Chairman John Nelson explains why the Middle East is one of the historic institution...

Fuelling the start-up engine

Fuelling the start-up engine

The chairman of the UAE’s Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is working to encourage more Emiratis to start their own businesses despite low liquidity and other challenges. But, he warns, too many are choosing the easy option, proposing yet more...

Qatar's First Bank CEO Ziad Makkawi

Qatar's First Bank CEO Ziad Makkawi

Seven years after launching when the rest of the world’s financial institutions were grappling with the fallout of the biggest financial collapse this century, Qatar First Bank’s new CEO Ziad Makkawi is preparing to list the firm as he repositions it...

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat

The rising US dollar, global expansion and yet more expats moving to the Gulf are all helping money transfer firm UAE Exchange rally momentous growth, newly appointed CEO Promoth Manghat says

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Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Not satisfied with delivering his most recent Dubai project on time, the boss of Invest Group Overseas, Dr Anas Kozbari, has his eyes set on more developments, both at home and abroad.

The Money Maker: Menacorp CEO Fathi Ben Grira

The Money Maker: Menacorp CEO Fathi Ben Grira

Just five years into the job, Fathi Ben Grira has turned Menacorp from an ailing brokerage company into one of the most successful financial services firms in the region. He explains how the company is continuing to develop, why smart investors are making...

Committing investment to the UAE

Committing investment to the UAE

Yousef Hamza, an angel investor and partner at Envestors Mena on how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE


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