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.
The banking executive made the bet of his life by giving up a well-paid job in London to set up a finance house to facilitate investment into Iran. Now that the nuclear deal has been signed, Griffon Capital may well be best placed to reap the rewards
During their latest visit to the region, representatives of Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups advised local entrepreneurs on how to effectively pitch to investors. Tamara Pupic reports from a workshop held at AstroLabs Dubai
Shirish Saraf, founder and vice chairman of Samena Capital, has assembled a powerhouse list of shareholders to back his asset management ambitions. Now, with a plan to purchase a major stake in merchant bank Kleinwort Benson, he’s convinced that he’s found a new niche
Genny Ghanimeh, the founder of Pi Slice, looks back at her two-year entrepreneurial journey and shares with Tamara Pupic how her micro-lending platform has already given 200 MENA entrepreneurs an opportunity to make a difference
A quartet of finance and law experts discussed how the region’s entrepreneurs could blossom, focusing on the continuing issue of access to funding, and how to increase the amount of venture capital being invested