Double Olympic gold medallist and former British politician Sebastian Coe has become the face of world athletics during one of the its toughest eras. With his experience as chairman of leading sports media agency CSM, he talks candidly about corruption, doping allegations and the Gulf’s potential to become an international sporting destination
Having blazed a trail for a new breed of tech-savvy art collectors in the Middle East, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is celebrating the sixth anniversary of The Barjeel Art Foundation this month. He talks with StartUp about social media, Arab artists, family businesses, entrepreneurship, and much more.
Vicki Hollub will become the most influential woman in the oil and gas industry when she takes over as CEO of Occidental Petroleum in May. In a bleak period for the sector, how will the future boss of one of America’s biggest energy firms cope with the challenges ahead?
The second edition of the Ro’Ya programme, an initiative of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) and MasterCard, has proved a successful strategy for harnessing the power of female entrepreneurial talent
The ramping down of electricity subsidies and the subsequent pressure on Gulf government budgets could — finally — prove to be a tipping point for solar power, says Abdul Latif Jameel Energy boss Robert De Diego Arozamena
The world’s largest software company’s comeback under CEO Satya Nadella has turned heads in the industry, as Microsoft changes the rules with its cross-platform systems, cloud computing dominance and the surprise release of its first ever laptop. The Indian-American executive reveals his strategy and what he has learnt from more than 20 years working with Bill Gates
Joy Ajlouny and Idriss Al Rifai – founders of delivery app, Fetchr – explain why their start-up is redefining an industry that hasn’t changed for 100 years, and suggest what Dubai needs to do for it to become a global hub for technology
A few years shy of its centenary celebrations, the team at US-based Babson College is taking a closer look at the GCC region. Dr Kerry Murphy Healey, president of the college, tells Tamara Pupic about next year’s Babson Connect: Worldwide Summit in Dubai, and much more.
Qatar has one of the highest rates of 'entrepreneurial intention' in the world, but new ventures have historically struggled to get off the ground. The CEO of the biggest business incubator in the Middle East is working to change that
Swami Parthasarathy is the first to concede that few understand his way of life. But those who do — including many of the world’s top performers — are the ones who excel, he says. During a visit to Dubai, the Indian guru gives a lecture that is nothing short of contentious
In his 19 years at Juniper Networks, Rami Rahim has seen a start-up grow to become an $11bn Silicon Valley giant. After taking over as CEO during a tough period for the firm, his results are starting to speak for themselves
Essa Al Zaabi, senior vice-president, institutional support sector, Dubai Chamber and general coordinator of Tejar Dubai, explains how the chamber’s entrepreneurship programme is helping build a nation of business people.