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Leading by example: Khuloud Al Nuwais

Leading by example: Khuloud Al Nuwais

Khuloud Al Nuwais, chief sustainability officer at the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, explains how to boost women’s influence and promote diversity in all sectors of the nation’s economy

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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

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