Category: Executive Interview

cloud

Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the arm of the tech giant that provides on-demand cloud computing, is finally eyeing the Middle East market and plans to expand its services through more offices and partners. By Dina Al Wakeel AWS  held its…

investor interest

Capturing Investor Interest

The man responsible for boosting investor interest in Jordan is confident more FDI is on the way. According to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), foreign direct investment in the Kingdom increased by 7.2 percent in 2017, reaching JD1,182 billion,…

fair tax

Transforming Taxation

Jacob Rabie, an Ernst & Young partner, discusses why a sound and fair tax policy is needed to boost investment in Jordan and Iraq. Jacob Rabie joined EY Jordan in 2010, bringing a complementary skill set to the Jordan/Iraq tax…

design

The Business of Design

Sima Najjar’s design platform is aiming to help designers get creative and business savvy. Over the past decade, serial entrepreneur Sima Najjar has built and sold several companies, including a website dedicated to creating Arabic content. Her latest project is…

stock

Taking Stock

The Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is quietly confident that 2018 will be a good year for the beleaguered bourse. According to ASE data, trading value increased by 25.6 percent in 2017, reaching JD2.9 billion but the number…

Retail Report

Azadea Group’s deputy chief says the Middle East’s retail scene is changing fast, with consumers becoming ever more sophisticated and demanding. Beirut-based Azadea Group owns the regional franchise rights for a host of big name retail and restaurant brands, such…

Isuzu

A Promising Partnership

Regional vice president of Isuzu aims to build on the strong momentum his automotive brand has built up over recent years. By Ghaith Madadha Isuzu Motors is one of the world’s oldest automotive brands and a leading light and medium…

trade

A Promising Partnership

The chairman of AmCham in Jordan says he’s actively engaged in boosting trade between Jordan and the United States, while seeking to diversify the Jordanian products that reach the world’s largest economy. By Dina al Wakeel Established in 1999, the American…

A Simpler Way to Sell

Zeid Husban is out to convince businesses to switch from traditional point-of-sale (POS) technology to POS Rocket, his cloud-based solution with a customizable interface. By Nada Atieh Cloud-based POS systems have been used by businesses in the United States and…

Young Blood

Recognizing the importance of millennials in shaping today’s business environment, Hikma Pharmaceuticals created a board that translates their ideas into action. By Dina Al-Wakeel  Lana Ghanem is the Managing Director of Hikma Ventures—the corporate venture capital arm of Hikma Pharmaceuticals—and head…