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Article Image - Steely Resolve
Founder and Chairman of the region's largest insurer, Lutfi Fadel el-Zein is a man who deserves praise, even if he doesn't like it.
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Article Image - Squeaky Clean
In a region where recycling has not really caught on and many people still don’t think twice about throwing rubbish from their cars, Averda’s Maysarah Sukkar is out to change the way Middle Easterners think about trash.
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Article Image - Truth and Dare
Born in Medina in 1958, Jamal Ahmed Khashoggi has sparked much controversy over the years as one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent and outspoken journalists. Now the head of nascent news network, Alarab, his reach and influence continue to grow.
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Article Image - Audacious Vision
H.R.H Prince Alwaleed is more than an ideas man, he’s someone who’s willing to stake everything on what he defines as “well-calculated, well-studied high-risks”. In a climate of uncertainty, Bespoke’s Ultimate Visionary is anything but ambiguous.
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Article Image - The Bear Necessities
A little earlier this year, the financial markets were a happy place again: corporate earnings were great, equity markets were rising slowly but steadily, commodities were running up nicely and the global economy was supposedly recovering after the 2008 financial crisis. What went wrong?
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Article Image - One to the Power of Two
When two such prominent and influential Saudi Arabian families as Zahid and Binladen join forces, it’s worth taking note. Their newest venture is Wared Logistics and to say it has lofty ambitions doesn’t even come close to how high they have set their sights.
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Article Image - The Vanguard
Fact: there is no Arab in the world today who carries the international clout of HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud. As the world’s 19th richest man and highest placed Middle Easterner on the Forbes rich list, he is still only 55-years-old. Yet who is Prince Alwaleed?
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Article Image - Zain in the Membrane
In 2003, Dr. Saad Al Barrak, the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Zain, set out an exceptionally ambitious nine year plan that many sceptics thought unfeasible. Almost six years on, Zain has achieved more than most companies will dream of in a lifetime.
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Article Image - Mr. Sim City
Like his two brothers, Samih Sawiris is an eminent man. The three of them combined have an estimated worth of over 20 billion USD. But his town building ambitions are even more colossal than any net worth figure.
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Article Image - The Constant Traveller
Hamed El Chiaty, the founder of Travco Group, is a paragon to all who know him; self-made, self-assured and with a vision for the region. Here, the tourism icon opens up about early struggles, successful diversification and future aspirations.
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Richard Yasmine’s designs blur the line between fantasy and reality. Both functional household objects and carnal statements, his highly charged work seduces through the use of honest materials and sleek aesthetics.
Dubai-based ready-to-wear designer Lama Jouni teams traditional techniques with a forward-looking approach.
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