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
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.
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...
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
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...
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
As domestic oil demand threatens to pose a fiscal challenge for Saudi Arabia in the coming years, one of the kingdom’s top executives, Abdulla Al Zamil, argues the case for making the most of the country’s most precious asset
French supermajor Total is facing challenges and opportunities in every part of the Gulf. But given recent discoveries, perhaps the firm’s biggest prospect — says Middle East president Arnaud Breuillac — lies in the world of natural gas
A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus.