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Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to company executive, he has spent his life driving the growth of the global logistics and delivery group. Now his focus is turning toward the GCC, where he believes the company has real growth prospects

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Interview: Willie Walsh

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Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

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French connection: Air France-KLM chairman

French connection: Air France-KLM chairman

Air France-KLM is midway through a cost-cutting programme that aims to fast-track what was once the world’s biggest airline back to profit. Chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac explains how the plan is working, what the carrier is doing to revamp its...

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James Hogan: The facts about Etihad

Etihad Airways has become one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history. In an exclusive interview, President and CEO James Hogan reveals how the airline is funded, and hits back at the growing campaign of smear and innuendo

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Interview: Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

Interview: Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

These days it’s not the travel that takes forever, it’s the process of even getting on board a plane. But Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths reveals how he’s planning to have you flying through check in, security and immigration, all from a remote terminal...

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Interview: Kuwait Airways CEO Rasha Al Roumi

Interview: Kuwait Airways CEO Rasha Al Roumi

For two decades, Kuwait Airways has bled millions of dollars as it struggled to compete with the oldest fleet in the region and political tampering. Even its own citizens gave up on the airline. But new CEO Rasha Al Roumi is already making headway in...

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Interview: Transcorp International

Interview: Transcorp International

Rodrigue Nacouzi, founder of Transcorp International, explains how he has found a niche among the big players of the UAE’s competitive trade and logistics market.

Man on a mission: Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas

Man on a mission: Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas

As Etihad Airways continues its mission to dominate the skies, Abu Dhabi Airports Company CEO Tony Douglas is the man tasked with managing the mega infrastructure on the ground to make sure it all runs smoothly

Virgin Galactic: ready for lift-off

Virgin Galactic: ready for lift-off

Virgin Galactic boss George Whitesides talks about his ambitious plan to put the first space tourists into orbit by the end of this year.

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The business of errands

Hani El Sherbini explains how Mashaweer is finding success by helping other small businesses complete their daily errands

Full steam ahead: Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani

Full steam ahead: Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani

In an exclusive interview, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the chairman and managing director of shipping giant Milaha, says the firm’s diversification can win it new business all over the world.


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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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