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6. (New entry) Edward Borgerding
Boss of diversified media conglomerate Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), Borgerding has launched the National newspaper and has a series of multi-million-dollar deals to his name, including signing up the rights to the new English Premier League football season.(ITP Images)
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40. (25) Sunil John
Founder of PR firm Asda’a Burson-Marsteller, Sunil John has managed the profiles of some of the Gulf’s biggest corporate names. His current client list boasts prominent local and international institutions including Emaar, where he handles the personal PR of chairman Mohammed Alabbar, Etisalat, MH Alshaya Co and the World Economic Forum.
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46. (29) Ashish Joshi
Correspondent, Sky News Gulf
British-born Ashish Joshi has been Sky News’ Gulf correspondent, based in Dubai, since February 2009. The position might have initially been viewed as one of the network’s quieter secondments, but Dubai’s rapid growth and its subsequent real estate crash has seen Joshi’s coverage of Dubai’s debt crisis propelled to headline news in the UK.
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50. (13) Marc Antoine d’Halluin
Marc Antoine d’Halluin has been credited with the successful creation of Orbit Showtime Network, which resulted from the merger last year between Orbit Communications Co and Showtime Arabia. The French expat has also said that OSN plans to launch a video-on-demand pay-TV service in Saudi Arabia, where cinemas have been banned for the last 30 years.(ITP Images)