Doha-based Arabic news channel Al Jazeera is celebrating its 15th anniversary, marking a decade and a half of proactive news gathering from the region. Above: The new director-of the channel, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem al-Thani, speaks during the ceremony. (AFP/Getty Images)
Backed by a Saudi sovereign wealth fund, Mohamed Alabbar is set to transform the region’s e-commerce market with the launch of Noon.com. He tells Arabian Business how he plans to conquer and dominate an industry that will be worth $70bn within the next decade.