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5 Minutes With… Husam Hourani, managing partner, Al Tamimi & Co

Husam Hourani says Al Tamimi will focus on assisting Asian companies establish themselves in the Middle East.

30 Seconds On The Business Of Digital Photography

Gulf Business speaks to Keitaro So, general manager, Fujifilm Electronics Imaging Division, MENA.

5 Minutes With… Samer Majali, CEO, Gulf Air

Gulf Air CEO, Samer Majali, says a consultative leadership style is the best way to energize and motivate employees.

Exclusive: Chairman Says Nakheel Back On Track

In a rare interview, Ali Rashid Lootah tells Gulf Business that the property empire is out of the abyss and into the black.

Pushing The Right Buttons

Aarti Nagraj talks gadgets with Deepak Babani, the CEO of electronics retailer Eros.

5 Minutes With… Bayt.com CEO

Bayt.com CEO Rabea Ataya says good leaders will make sure they learn something new every day.

5 minutes with… Carsten Schaeffer, VP Lufthansa EMEA

A quick catch up with the regional boss of the Germany’s national carrier.

Local Equities Pick Up Pace

Amid growing investor concern about the Eurozone, Riad Meliti, CEO, Arqaam Capital, remains firmly bullish.

Exclusive: US Ambassador On Middle East Turmoil

American Ambassador to the UAE Michael Corbin speaks to Ian Fairservice and Alicia Buller about his hopes for Middle East economic stability.

Fadi Arbid, CEO of Amwal AlKhaleej

Five minutes with… Fadi Arbid, CEO of Amwal AlKhaleej

Tarek Sultan, chairman of Agility

Five mins with… The chairman of Agility, the region’s largest logistics firm.

Mashreq: “Dubai Will Be Back”

Exclusive full interview: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair reveals why he’s going back to basics.

THE 99: Inspired Thinking

Alicia Buller has breakfast with clinical psychologist and creator of THE 99 comic, Dr. Naif Al Mutawa.

Exclusive: Infosys Boss K. V. Kamath

In a rare interview, the Infosys chairman discusses why India’s economy will triumph adversity.

A Winning Combination

Managing a company is all about building up team spirit, says Christophe Chenut, CEO of Lacoste.

Scaling Green Heights

In between climbing mountains and running his eco-friendly travel company, Omar Samra has a chat with Aarti Nagraj.

A Wing And A Prayer

Strata, Abu Dhabi’s aerospace parts manufacturer has become a worldwide name in just two years.

Prince Alwaleed: The World Is Not Enough

Exclusive: The founder of Kingdom Holding Company on plans, power and profits.

Bagging The World

Sibylle Schoen, CEO of luxury brand Aigner, tells Aarti Nagraj the story behind her success.

Tim Hortons Hot For The UAE

Alicia Buller catches up with Paul House, executive chairman of iconic Canadian cafe, Tim Hortons

Google Growing In MENA

Gulf Business attends Google’s groupie day in Dubai and chats with managing director, Ari Kesisoglu.

OPEC Secretary General El-Badri

The Secretary General holds the keys to the world’s oil supply as the global economy teeters in the balance.

Defying Gravity

After 30 months of recession, revolution and soaring oil prices, flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith tells Jonathan Sheikh-Miller why even a potential global double dip won’t spoil his bold expansion plans.

Sir Rocco Arrives In Abu Dhabi

The famous British hotelier tells Jonathan Sheikh-Miller why he’s not fazed by talk of Abu Dhabi over-supply.

The Grand Habtoor

Khalaf Al Habtoor is sure that Dubai is once more a very sound investment.

He’s Still The One

Thomas Lundgren, boss of The One furniture chain, tells Alicia Buller how he swerved bankruptcy and burn-out to launch new stores.

Time After Time

Alicia Buller hangs out with Georges Kern, suave CEO of luxury watch-maker IWC Schaffhausen, at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

What’s The West’s Problem?

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks out on his detractors and his record order book.

Banking On Stability

V Shankar, CEO of Standard Chartered says the unrest is inflating banking wages but he’s confident the UAE will be the financial services powerhouse for the region.

Swiss Banks Cast Their Eyes East

In the wake of the tax evasion clampdown in the West, Swiss banks are aggressively pursuing the emerging markets, says Raymond Baer, chairman of billion dollar investment bank Julius Baer.