Sameer Al Ansari is one of few people to have seen the rise, fall and rebirth of Dubai from an insider’s perspective. In an exclusive interview, the former head of Dubai International Capital describes how the crash happened and whether anything has really changed as a result
France’s Jean-Claude Trichet is one of Europe’s most experienced bankers, having led the European Central Bank through the midst of the financial crisis from 2003 to 2011. While he doesn’t believe we are out of the worst of it yet, he is quick to defend the Euro currency from its many detractors
Going beyond even her own wildest dreams, Jean Stephens has been at the helm of a global network of audit, tax and advisory firms that has more than doubled while in her hands. So what does the first female CEO of RSM International think of women reaching the top?
American banking giant JP Morgan has faced some recent record-breaking fines and headline-grabbing scandals, but Jonathan Conner, the Middle East head of its private banking division, explains why he’s not worried about losing the trust of his high net worth clients
Unraveling the many and varied banking products within the UAE is no easy task. Talal Bayaa of product comparison website Bayzat explains how his e-start-up is helping to make the banking landscape more transparent
Mark Mobius is widely regarded as the world’s top emerging markets investment guru. On a trip to Dubai, he talks exclusively to Arabian Business about the sell-offs in 2014, why he thinks media gets it wrong, and his faith in Middle Eastern stocks.
Serial entrepreneur Sir Peter Ogden has made his millions through banking and IT, but has still found the time to launch energy recruitment outfit Spencer Ogden, which has just opened its first office in the Gulf
As the emirate’s economy moves back into the fast lane, Ian Johnston, chief executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), says the key is to get the balance between enforcement and growth
Michael Tomalin’s 13-year stint in charge of National Bank of Abu Dhabi shot the UAE’s biggest lender to global prominence. In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the Brit explains why his conservative approach paid off
For more than three decades, Vijay Malhotra has played a pivotal role in developing the UAE’s culture of corporate governance. In a wide-ranging interview, the KPMG Lower Gulf chairman explains why he is more excited than ever about the country’s economic outlook.