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The most influential woman in the oil and gas industry: Occidental's Vicki Hollub

The most influential woman in the oil and gas industry: Occidental's Vicki Hollub

Vicki Hollub will become the most influential woman in the oil and gas industry when she takes over as CEO of Occidental Petroleum in May. In a bleak period for the sector, how will the future boss of one of America’s biggest energy firms cope with the challenges ahead?

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Making sense of solar: Robert De Diego Arozamena

Making sense of solar: Robert De Diego Arozamena

The ramping down of electricity subsidies and the subsequent pressure on Gulf government budgets could — finally — prove to be a tipping point for solar power, says Abdul Latif Jameel Energy boss Robert De Diego Arozamena

Yogesh Mehta: “We all need to relax and calm down a little bit, anticipate lower margins... businesses must improvise and change accordingly.”

Yogesh Mehta: “We all need to relax and calm down a little bit, anticipate lower margins... businesses must improvise and change accordingly.”

Petrochem founder does not mince his words as he warns that the current dire situation of the petrochemicals industry is here to stay, and reveals his dramatic plans to restructure in a bid to remain one of the region’s biggest players

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Kuwait Petroleum International’s pivot to Asia

Kuwait Petroleum International’s pivot to Asia

As Kuwait Petroleum International diversifies its revenue streams into large emerging markets in Asia, president and CEO Bakheet Al Rashidi explains why his company is investing in some of the biggest refinery projects in the world.

The era of solar energy has finally arrived in the GCC

The era of solar energy has finally arrived in the GCC

The GCC region, known principally for its abundance of oil and gas reserves, will become the frontrunner in embracing the now commercially viable solar energy, according to Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of Riyadh-based ACWA Power

In Total control: Stéphane Michel

In Total control: Stéphane Michel

Stéphane Michel, senior vice president for the Middle East and North Africa at French oil behemoth Total, believes that his company needs to maintain its flexibility and continue showing its financial muscle amid the dramatic slide in oil prices.

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

When Naji Skaf was appointed CEO of gas group Gulf Cryo well in advance of his 40th birthday, he raised several eyebrows. The young executive discusses how he uses his age to his advantage, what it’s like trying to advance within an established family...

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

Interview: Sir Peter Ogden

Interview: Sir Peter Ogden

Serial entrepreneur Sir Peter Ogden has made his millions through banking and IT, but has still found the time to launch energy recruitment outfit Spencer Ogden, which has just opened its first office in the Gulf

Liquid gold

Liquid gold

With its multiple partnerships and subsidiaries, Nakilat represents Qatar’s marine industry at its best, helping to diversify the Gulf state’s economy and supporting its oil and gas sector at the same time. Arabian Business meets Muhammad Ghannam, Nakilat...

'Give it to Bill'

'Give it to Bill'

William Haddad is chairman of the Mechanical & Civil Engineering Contractors Co, which he started 45 years ago

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The world according to Badr Jafar

The world according to Badr Jafar

Formed just seven years ago, his Crescent Enterprises subsidiaries employ over 6,000 people and are on course to being highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan

The right chemistry

The right chemistry

Yogesh Mehta created Petrochem from scratch. Today, it is the twelfth biggest chemical distributor in the word. He tells Anil Bhoyrul why

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