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Prescription for change: Dr Hanan Al Kuwari
Healthcare»

Prescription for change: Dr Hanan Al Kuwari

Friday, 31 October 2014 2:34 AM

Dr Hanan Al Kuwari runs one of the Gulf’s largest public healthcare providers. In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the managing director of Hamad Medical Corporation explains how the organisation will hit its hugely ambitious targets

Airbus battle to balance the backlog
Transport»

Airbus battle to balance the backlog

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:23 PM

Airbus Middle East managing director Fouad Attar on delivering planes on time

Walking on air: Naji Skaf
Energy»

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

Saturday, 18 October 2014 9:43 AM

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 business, and how he’s taking the company to the next level

Interview: RP Group's Dr Ravi Pillai
Construction»

Interview: RP Group's Dr Ravi Pillai

Saturday, 18 October 2014 9:42 AM

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

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Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke
Sport»

Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:41 AM

Michael Clarke gives the inside view on being the Australian cricket captain, including his public rants against team selectors, and gives his input on whether Dubai, the home of the International Cricket Council, is doing enough to support the game

Keeping the faith: HMH's Laurent Voivenel
Travel & Hospitality»

Keeping the faith: HMH's Laurent Voivenel

Friday, 17 October 2014 1:40 AM

UAE-based Hospitality Management Holdings’ chain of Sharia-compliant hotels is expanding quickly, in line with the growth in the region’s hospitality market. New chief executive Laurent Voivenel says he is keen to target the mid- and low-range segments of the industry

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Technology»

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar

Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:39 AM

Ten years since going into its first overseas market, Etisalat is now one of the world’s largest telecoms firms, as well as being the biggest public company in the year. In an exclusive interview, group CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar talks tech, targets and takeovers

Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
Property»

Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami

Friday, 10 October 2014 10:24 AM

Forget the largest, the tallest or the biggest, Dubai developer Deyaar is emerging on the hospitality scene with mid-end accommodation. CEO Saeed Al Qatami says luxury is no longer where the money is to be made

The empire strikes back
Retail»

The empire strikes back

Saturday, 4 October 2014 1:55 AM

Set up in 1600, The East India Company at its peak employed a third of the British labour force, controlled half of the world’s trade and was the symbol of the British Empire’s global reach. After a 131-year hiatus, Indian businessman Sanjiv Mehta has resurrected the iconic brand and the Middle East is set to play a vital part in its rebirth

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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
Banking & Finance»

RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino

Friday, 3 October 2014 10:26 AM

After a quiet couple of years, the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) is back on the expansion trail. Rino Sabatino, who took on the top job at RAKIA at the beginning of 2014, says he’s aiming to host 10,000 companies in the emirate by the end of this decade

Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi
Banking & Finance»

Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi

Friday, 3 October 2014 10:25 AM

In just four short years, Abu Dhabi Financial Group has revolutionised the approach to alternative investment in the Gulf. Chief executive Jassim Alseddiqi explains how he has managed to capture investors from Singapore and the UK, how he has achieved stellar returns for his investors, and what makes a ‘bingo deal’

Tunisia: Access all areas
Politics & Economics»

Tunisia: Access all areas

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:23 AM

Tunisia has some of the most varied and attractive sights of any country in the Middle East. The country’s first female tourism minister, Amel Karboul, is focused on getting visitors back to the nation after a short period of instability

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim
Politics & Economics»

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:22 AM

Dubai Chamber president and chief executive Hamad Buamim, who represents the interests of the private sector in the emirate, explains why Africa is so vital to Dubai’s trading interests, how the bid to become the capital of the Islamic economy is shaping up, and why he believes that there’s no need to worry about the property market

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber
Transport»

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:35 AM

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

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst
Property»

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:35 AM

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned archipelago of islands off the coast of Dubai called The World. The CEO of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, is urging others to restart their projects amid concerns the original vision is fading. But he insists he will succeed with or without them

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