Tag: Middle East

Tech Threat

How worried should we be about the recent cyber attack that took down some of America’s most popular websites? By Zeid Nasser The Internet attack began at around 7am Eastern Time in the United States, just as people there were waking…

The Genesis of a Brand

The chief of Hyundai’s fledging high-end brand, Genesis, is confident his cars can thrive in a sector dominated by the likes of Mercedes and Audi. By Ghaith Madadha However useful the Genesis model and Centennial full-size luxury saloon have been…

Lana Ghanem, the managing director of the Hikma Ventures fund

Hikma’s Healthy Investments

Hikma Pharmaceuticals plans to inject $30 million into digital health startups through a new global investment fund. By Rebecca Irvine Until March Hikma was a FTSE100 listed company, and remains the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Middle East. Now making a…

Venture at 10: Fadi Ghandour

Fadi Ghandour, Former CEO of Aramex Date of Interview: April 2013 After three decades as CEO of Aramex, the logistics company he founded in 1982, Fadi Ghandour surprised the business world when he announced he was stepping down. In recent…

ReserveOut

ReserveOut Raises $4 million in Latest Funding Round

ReserveOut, the leading online restaurant reservations platform and table management system provider in the Middle East and other growth markets, just announced a Series A raise of over $4 million led by regional VC firm Silicon Badia with the participation…

EMP Jordan CEO Hassan Mayassi

Embracing E-Payments

Set up to deliver electronic payment services to banks, retailers, governments, and the general public, EMP is now working to turn Jordan into a cash-free society. Changing any society’s habits takes time. Encouraging consumers to switch from using cash and…

Audi Boss Eyes Clear Road Ahead

Even with the challenges posed by low oil prices and an ongoing emission scandal, Audi Volkswagen’s regional chief Benoit Tiers predicts a bright future for his brand in the region. By Ghaith Madadha With sales of 11,000 cars, Audi said…

Middle Eastern Mergers & Acquisitions reached US$4.7 billion in Q1 2016

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the quarterly investment banking analysis for the Middle East region. According to estimates from Thomson Reuters / Freeman Consulting, Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$178.2…

Deloitte

Deloitte 2016 Middle East: Virtual Reality to Become Billion Dollar Niche

In its 4th year of releasing TMT predictions with specific relevance to the MENA region, Deloitte continues to supply industry insights based on deep analysis, built around meetings with industry experts and field executives, as well as Deloitte’s proprietary programs…

Ala Suleiman, Cofounder of Masmoo3

Telling Stories

Through Masmoo3, Ala Suleiman seeks to build an audience for Arabic audio books. By Camilla Caraccio After spotting a gap in the Middle East’s publishing market for listening to stories on-the-go, Ala Suleiman joined his sister in founding Masmoo3, the…