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Interview: Al Noor's Dr Kassem Alom

Interview: Al Noor's Dr Kassem Alom

Dr Kassem Alom was only the 90th doctor to be registered in the UAE, back in 1978. Today, the company he founded – Al Noor Hospitals – is worth well over $1bn. In an exclusive interview, he tells his remarkable story

Ajman with a plan

Ajman with a plan

Thumbay Moideen has played a huge role in bringing top-drawer healthcare and education facilities to the UAE. Now he’s on a mission to make Thumbay Group a $2bn international giant

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Family fortunes

Family fortunes

Dubai business veteran Ziad Makhzoumi has swapped skyscrapers for science. As the new CEO of Fakih IVF, he outlines why he picked the fast-growing fertility sector for both personal and professional reasons

Against the odds

Against the odds

The Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative is aiming to support research training for a new generation of Palestinian medical students and doctors. Its director, Dr Mohammad Herzallah, explains why getting support for the work of his group within the Arab...

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Healthcare in the Gulf: No pain, no gain

Healthcare in the Gulf: No pain, no gain

Healthcare in the Gulf is booming, but governments cannot afford to fund the sector completely. Can the private sector step up and fill the gap?

DM Healthcare interview: Dr Azad Moopen

DM Healthcare interview: Dr Azad Moopen

Having grown DM Healthcare into one of the Gulf’s biggest private healthcare providers, Azad Moopen is eyeing up more funding, India and a potential IPO

Best of 2012: Hikma Pharmaceuticals interview

Best of 2012: Hikma Pharmaceuticals interview

The Arab world spends sixteen times less on healthcare than the average American but the Arab Spring is changing all of that, Mazen Darwazah, the CEO of Hikma Pharmaceuticals for the MENA region tells Arabian Business

Best of 2012: Sobhi A Batterjee interview

Best of 2012: Sobhi A Batterjee interview

The Arab world’s healthcare industry is fraught with government red tape and bureaucracy but as Sobhi A Batterjee, president and CEO of the Saudi German Hospitals Group, tells Arabian Business, it will take more than that to halt his expansion plans

Hayat Sindi interview: A passion for science

Hayat Sindi interview: A passion for science

Hayat Sindi believes the healthcare industry has made too much money out of the suffering of others. In an exclusive interview, the Saudi inventor and entrepreneur explains how her products could make a world of difference for impoverished families

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Mohammad Baloola interview: Beating the bulge

Mohammad Baloola interview: Beating the bulge

Sudanese national says his new invention can help lower diabetes in the Middle East

Health matters

Health matters

Demand for healthcare in the region is rising but none other than in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says the CEO of GE Healthcare

Prescription for profit

Prescription for profit

David Hadley, CEO of Emirates Healthcare Limited (EHL), on why the Gulf region’s medical industry is in rude health.

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Ravi to riches
Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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