The Intercultural Innovation Award ceremony is the culmination of a partnership that marries the UN with the corporate clout of BMW, instilling a measure of hope and a sound business ethic in post-conflict societies.
When it comes to the stock market, we may be living in tempestuous times but there’s a rare breed of trader who is able to navigate these rough waters and still post incredible returns. Meet Philippe Jabre, the Franco-Lebanese star trader and founder of one of Europe’s best performing hedge funds.
The Dadas - Nabil and his son Adib - have come up with a family business model that’s far from traditional. Practicing interior design and architecture out of the same office, professions as separate as they are entwined, Dada & Associates and TheOtherDada operate in a way that is interdependent but independent.
The company may have one name but the business is very much comprised of three. For Azza Fahmy, having her two daughters, or rather entire family, work alongside her is testimony to the saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
At first sight, you’ll never guess that Marianne Hoayek is the right hand of one of the world’s strongest and most respected central bank governors. Ignore those good looks and youthful exuberance because underneath lies a powerfully intelligent and determined person.
The stratospheric rise of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is tied to the rise of Dubai. Now the world’s ninth biggest importer of Swiss watches with a portfolio of over 50 brands, the company has grown from modest beginnings.
Last August, Ralph Lauren’s executive vice-president of advertising, marketing and communications was elected to the corporation’s board. Noteworthy? We thought so. Why? Well, let’s just say this acorn hadn’t fallen far from Ralph’s tree.
Nassim Taleb, the controversial thinker who predicted the 2008 financial crisis hates bankers, academics and journalists. He also eats like a caveman and goes to bed each day at 8pm. Intrigued, we took the risk of meeting him.
When Mohamad Bitar wanted a falafel in Dubai, he discovered it wasn’t easy to find one. Maybe we should be thankful. Fast-forward a few years and Bitar has turned his disappointment into Just Falafel. With Fadi Malas as CEO, his idea is rapidly going global.
Not even 30, Kuwaiti-American Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is fast emerging as a media star, complete with an Emmy nomination and all. As host-producer of a new online streaming show, he’s no stranger to shaking things up, whether it’s the way news is produced or the way his home region is perceived.