Company: Petrochem Middle East
Yogesh (Yogi) Mehta is a driven man who has come a long way but constantly has his eye on what comes next. He established Petrochem Middle East in 1995 with friend and business partner David Lubbock. The company has since gone from strength-to-strength to become one of the largest independent petrochemical distributors in the region, with a state-of-the-art storage terminal for bulk and drum chemicals in Jebel Ali.
A Harvard Business School alumnus, he believes that his organisation’s success has been based on anticipating market and customer needs. He constantly asserts that his employees are the business’s greatest assets, and once told Arabian Business how he will sit with everyone from the cleaning staff to board members in his company canteen so that he can gauge their views.