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Article Image - Three’s Company
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.
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Article Image - Banking on Marianne Hoayek
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.
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Article Image - Big Time
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.
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Article Image - New Age
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.
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Article Image - The Taleb Rules for Life
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.
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Article Image - Global Expansion
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.
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Article Image - Shaking things Up
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.
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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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Khaled El Mays infuses Lebanese tradition and know-how into his contemporary furniture pieces.
Set in a 16th century building, Venice’s Palazzo Volpi has been reimagined by the husband-and-wife team of Anna Covre and Fredrick Tubau. The city’s newest luxe apartment accommodations feature four enormous suites and the kind of interiors you’ll never want to leave.
Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton refuses to slow down. Already Britain's most successful F1 driver, he's currently gunning for a fifth world title and working on his first music album, all while negotiating the most lucrative contract extension in F1 history. Add to that he's Tommy Hillfiger’s latest global brand ambassador.
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