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Interview: Crescent Group MD and Pearl Initiative founder Badr Jafar

The authors of Game Changers speak to the managing director of the Crescent Group, Badr Jafar

Lombard Odier’s Patrick Odier on the future of private banking

The chairman and senior managing partner of one of Switzerland’s largest private banks talks investing in 2016, wealth management trends, Brexit and how technology is changing the industry

Five minutes with.. FitOnClick.com founder and CEO Ben Samuel

Ben Samuel explains how he plans to expand his online fitness marketplace

Manal Al Bayat, VP of engagement at Expo 2020 Dubai, on the status of Arab women

The authors of Game Changers speak to Manal Al Bayat, principal at Headstart Consultancy and vice president of engagement, Expo 2020 Dubai

Five minutes with.. Expo 2020 Dubai VP of commercial Gillian Hamburger

Gillian Hamburger explains how partnerships will help build Expo 2020

DarkMatter’s Faisal Al Bannai on forging a global cyber security giant

Axiom Telecom founder Faisal Al Bannai explains how his new company will put the UAE on the cyber security map

KEO International Consultants’ Donna Sultan on leadership and women in the workplace

The authors of Game Changers speak to Donna Sultan, CEO at KEO International Consultants

Five minutes with.. Cwikwin founder and developer Kishore Chand

Kishore Chand talks consumer engagement, digital advertising and expansion plans

What the Dell, EMC merger will mean for the Gulf region

Aongus Hegarty explains what the recent merger of tech firms Dell and EMC will mean for the Middle East and the wider world

Five minutes with… Jean-Yves Tolot, chairman, Thales Saudi Arabia

French defence firm Thales is positive about growth in Saudi despite the impact of low oil prices

Five minutes.. with Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah GM James Hewitson

James Hewitson gives a unique insight into Anantara’s new property as it prepares to open for business

Five minutes with.. Masterminds Education co-founder Tania Siddiqui

Tania Siddiqui discusses education in the region and her firm’s expansion plans

Aldar’s CEO Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak on building the future of the UAE

Aldar Properties’ Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak talks about the company’s role in transforming the emirate, and why the future looks bright for the ever-growing developer

BCG partner Dr Leila Hoteit on work-life balance and beating sexism

The authors of Game Changers speak to Dr Leila Hoteit, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group

Behind the curtain of… Green energy

Gulf Business speaks to Al Fajer Neon Energy CEO Alexis Gianniotis

Asia’s hospitality king: Minor Hotels CEO William Heinecke

The billionaire chairman and CEO of Minor International reveals the firm’s Gulf expansion plans and explains why recent consolidation in the industry may not be a good thing

Interview: Sofana Dahlan, the first Saudi woman allowed to study law

The authors of Game Changers speak to Sofana Dahlan, founder and CEO of Tashkeil

Behind the curtain… Air charter services in the UAE

Gulf Business speaks to Seawings commercial manager Mithu Agarwal

Exclusive: Dnata president on what lies ahead

President of dnata and Emirates Group services Gary Chapman explains where it all began and where the company is going next

The airport architect: TAV Group CEO on the aviation landscape

Sani Şener, group CEO of Turkish airport construction company TAV Group, discusses the company’s future plans

Leap Ventures’ Noor Sweid on why firms should invest in women’s leadership

Noor Sweid talks inspiration, investing in growth-stage companies and why it is important for women to be in leadership roles

IMG Worlds of Adventure’s CEO on recreating Dubai as a theme park hub

With the grand opening of IMG Worlds of Adventure on the horizon, chief executive officer Lennard Otto explains what people can expect

GBK’s CEO on conquering the burger market

Alasdair Murdoch, the CEO of Gourmet Burger Kitchen talks turning the brand around, its global and regional expansion plans and acquisition rumours

Jo Malone: Following a new scent

Fragrance queen Jo Malone charts her return to the market after selling the business that bears her name

Five minutes with… Quantum Global chairman Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

The global investment firm is planning to open an office in Dubai to further boost its Africa presence

Talking trade with Alvaro Silva-Santisteban F.

The Director of the Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru in the UAE, explains why the two nations are enjoying a blossoming relationship

Tim Kobe on bringing design studio Eight Inc to Dubai

Eight Inc Founder and chief executive officer Tim Kobe explains why he brought the big-hitting design firm to the emirate

Why the GCC’s future could lie in greater union

EY MENA chairman and CEO Abdulaziz Al Sowailim on how GCC countries are responding to oil price volatility

Interview: Serial British inventor James Dyson

Dyson gives Robert Anderson an insight into the British company’s plans, following the unveiling of its latest product

UAE online platform TV.ae to help boost Arabic talent

Marwan Saab, chief creative officer of the newly launched platform TV.ae, is hoping to bring to bring a new generation of Arabic talent to the regional and international stage