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.
HSBC was the first bank to bring ATMs to Qatar and now its global connectivity is making a difference in the country’s banking sector. HSBC CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi talks to Arabian Business Qatar about inflation, overbanking and regulation.
Formed just seven years ago, his Crescent Enterprises subsidiaries employ over 6,000 people and are on course to being highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan
Saudi-born Dr Nahed Taher has led an extraordinary career, from being the only woman in a company of 4,000 men at National Commercial Bank to becoming the first Arab female to set up her own investment bank. She talks to CEO Middle East about Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification plans and why the kingdom must embrace privatisation
Over the course of nearly three decades, Dr Habib Al Mulla has built his law firm into one of the most sought-after in the Arab world, with a string of high profile cases and victories under his belt. But after last week’s merger with global giant Baker & McKenzie, the best days may yet be ahead