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Top gear: Nissan's Samir Cherfan

Top gear: Nissan's Samir Cherfan

Japan’s Nissan Motor Company has been the fastest growing car brand in the Gulf region for the last three years. Samir Cherfan, the carmaker’s regional boss, outlines how it aims to build on this momentum to overtake Japanese rival Toyota and why resurgence in Saudi Arabia has been key to this plan

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The logic of logistics: Ranjeev Menon

The logic of logistics: Ranjeev Menon

Qatar’s Gulf Warehousing Company has recorded double-digit growth every quarter for six years; it was one of the rare companies to expand during the financial crisis and the economic hit from lower oil prices has not dampened plans to complete a 1 million...

Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Agility has 100 times as many staff and 200 times as much revenue as it did when it was privatised in 1997 by the Kuwait government. Chairman Tarek Sultan explains what is next in store for the largest logistics group in the Gulf and why it is a strong...

In the driving seat: Daimler's Mike Belk

In the driving seat: Daimler's Mike Belk

Mike Belk, president and CEO of Daimler Middle East & Levant, talks to Arabian Business about why the company’s results are so strong, how it’s pushing the boundaries of technology, and where the automotive industry is heading.

Sailing ahead: N-KOM's Chandru Rajwani

Sailing ahead: N-KOM's Chandru Rajwani

From revolutionary new engines set to dramatically improve shipping sustainability to Doha’s under-construction Hamad Port, the new boss of Qatari shipping operator N-KOM, Chandru Rajwani, is optimistic about what’s on the horizon. So much so, he is brushing...

"I'm not afraid of anybody," says Lufthansa boss

German flag-carrier Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary in April. New CEO Carsten Spohr has only been in the job less than a year but he’s determined to turn around the fortunes of Europe’s largest airline group, which means more clashes with the...

The road ahead for Jaguar Land Rover

The road ahead for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has had mixed fortunes in the Middle East, but new regional boss Bruce Robertson says the Tata Motors-owned manufacturer is investing heavily in new products and new dealerships

Face-to-face: Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch

Face-to-face: Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch

Newly appointed CEO talks about the next phase for the airline, the fleet and route expansion plans, and about winning awards

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BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW has the biggest market share for the premium car segment in the Middle East and seems to be breaking records every year. But for new regional managing director Johannes Seibert, there’s still plenty of work to be done to grow the brand even further...

Henry Ford revolutionised the car industry. Can his great-grandson save the planet from global gridlock?

Henry Ford revolutionised the car industry. Can his great-grandson save the planet from global gridlock?

Bill Ford now runs a $55 billion company that has a claim to being America’s most influential and innovative corporate. In an exclusive interview, the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company explains how the 111-year-old firm will adapt to the automotive...

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...

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Interview: Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words

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UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

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