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High hopes: Boeing's Bernie Dunn
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High hopes: Boeing's Bernie Dunn

Friday, 20 January 2017 1:33 AM

With $770bn worth of plane orders up for grabs in the Middle East over the next 20 years, and the re-emergence of Iran Air, Boeing regional president Bernie Dunn is preparing for take-off

He did it: the Dubai comeback of Kabir Mulchandani
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He did it: the Dubai comeback of Kabir Mulchandani

Friday, 20 January 2017 1:33 AM

Kabir Mulchandani has successfully completed his comeback in the Dubai property industry, handing over more than 200 stunning apartments and preparing for the launch of the five-star Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah resort. Six years after he beat fraud allegations, the Indian developer has proven why you should never give up

Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias on luxury and loyalty.
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Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias on luxury and loyalty.

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:05 AM

In turbulent times for the luxury industry, one watchmaker doesn't seem bothered. Audemars Piguet has seen steady growth where other brands have slowed, and its CEO, François-Henry Bennahmias, says it's all down to loyalty

Merchants of happiness: Abed Bibi and Husain Makiya
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Merchants of happiness: Abed Bibi and Husain Makiya

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:04 AM

When Abed Bibi and Husain Makiya founded yougotagift.com, neither dreamed it would go on to become one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East

Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Energy»

Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward

Saturday, 14 January 2017 1:16 AM

Years of frustration appear to be ending for Dana Gas, who look set to capitalise on investments in both Kurdistan and Egypt to spur its next cycle of growth.

Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal
Style»

Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal

Saturday, 14 January 2017 1:16 AM

The founder of salon concepts including the exclusive 1847, Negin Fattahi Dasmal claims to have set the standard for the UAE beauty industry. The perfectionist details how she did it

Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
Cars & Boats»

Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:10 AM

Rolls-Royce’s millennial-makeover has shaved 10 years off the average age of its drivers - helped by a surge in popularity among the GCC’s ultra-wealthy, says CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös

Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
Travel & Hospitality»

Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:10 AM

A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC

The rise of adventure races: Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean
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The rise of adventure races: Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean

Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:32 AM

Tough Mudder's CEO Will Dean puts participants through gruelling conditions – and they pay him for it. We asked him why

The Recap: MENA Angel Investors Summit 2016
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The Recap: MENA Angel Investors Summit 2016

Monday, 9 January 2017 5:07 PM

In its fifth year, MENA Angel Investor Summit 2016, organised by Tenmou and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), continues to grow the angel investment community in the MENA region. Its founder, Hasan Haider tells Tamara Pupic about the light ahead on the dark road faced by local entrepreneurs

The smell of success: Shahzad Haider
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The smell of success: Shahzad Haider

Sunday, 8 January 2017 9:36 AM

The Fragrance Foundation of Arabia's Chairman, Shahzad Haider, on the future of fragrances

Meet Pavel Durov: Russia's Zuckerberg
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Meet Pavel Durov: Russia's Zuckerberg

Thursday, 5 January 2017 9:18 AM

Often described as the Russian equivalent of the eponymous Facebook founder, Pavel Durov is now one of President Vladimir's Putin's harshest critics

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Five minute interview: Ziad Hasbani
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Five minute interview: Ziad Hasbani

Thursday, 5 January 2017 9:15 AM

We sat down (briefly) with Ziad Hasbani, CEO Weber Shandwick MENA

Sheraa's Najla Al Midfa on how enterprising youths should be led
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Sheraa's Najla Al Midfa on how enterprising youths should be led

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 12:59 PM

For Najla Al Midfa, general manager of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), Sharjah - an emirate noted for its rich history, culture, and architecture - brims with entrepreneurial energy. As Sheraa marks its one-year anniversary this month, that is the Sharjah Al Midfa wants to see: a dynamic community of enterprising youths who are empowered to aim for the stars

Meet the man behind Dubai Aqua Fun
StartUp»

Meet the man behind Dubai Aqua Fun

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:42 AM

When talking about his business, Ahmed Ben Chaibeh, founder and CEO of Dubai Aqua Fun, the largest inflatable water park in the Middle East, cannot hide his excitement. The 34-year-old Emirati entrepreneur tells Sarah Al Marashi, co-founder and CEO of Infin8 Ventures, and a Sail Magazine columnist, how he stays motivated every day


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