One of the UAE’s brightest home-grown success stories is set to see huge growth this year thanks to a recent acquisition. The chairman of payments processing giant Network International, Abdulla Qassem, explains why operating in one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors can be challenging
For more than three centuries, Lloyd’s of London has been at the forefront of minimising risk while simultaneously earning billions of dollars annually from underwriting it. Chairman John Nelson explains why the Middle East is one of the historic institution’s new frontiers
In just four years, Daniel McGowan has amassed $500m worth of assets under management via his start-up Centaur Group Holdings. The CEO outlines how the company will use investment in innovative products to reach more than $3bn next year
The chairman of the UAE’s Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is working to encourage more Emiratis to start their own businesses despite low liquidity and other challenges. But, he warns, too many are choosing the easy option, proposing yet more coffee shops, nail bars and gyms.
There is much chatter about investing in Africa these days but navigating one of the world’s newest business environments is no easy task. Robert Hersov, founder of the exclusive networking club Invest Africa, says he is the man to bridge the links.
Seven years after launching when the rest of the world’s financial institutions were grappling with the fallout of the biggest financial collapse this century, Qatar First Bank’s new CEO Ziad Makkawi is preparing to list the firm as he repositions it as a private investment bank
The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business
Just five years into the job, Fathi Ben Grira has turned Menacorp from an ailing brokerage company into one of the most successful financial services firms in the region. He explains how the company is continuing to develop, why smart investors are making money despite market volatility, and how he is helping boost Abu Dhabi’s profile in New York City.
John Veihmeyer confirms the accountancy firm has launched an internal review of its Swiss business’ handling of the world football governing body’s financial record keeping following several state-led investigations
In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the UAE Banks Federation and CEO of Mashreq Bank, one of the country’s largest private banks, talks candidly about acquisitions, the lack of a savings culture in the UAE, and the challenges that face the lender going forward.