Executive Interviews

Jul 23, 2013

Shashank-SrivastavaThe man leading Qatar’s efforts to develop a financial industry is at work on more seeding deals of the kind that brought Barclays and Credit Suisse to Doha. Interview by Alan Chalmers, edited by George Mitton.

Mar 06, 2013

Faysal BadranThe biggest asset manager in Saudi Arabia could benefit if the country opens up its capital markets. But chief investment officer Faysal Badran says he has ways to target international investors if it does not. George Mitton reports.

Jan 09, 2013

Kevin-BirkettThe head of financial services at the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority tells George Mitton about plans to attract twice as many companies and employees.

Nov 14, 2012

Shahzad-ShahbazThe chief executive at QInvest talks to George Mitton about a joint venture with EFG-Hermes that could create the region’s biggest investment bank.

Jul 02, 2012

Michel-ChikhaniBlominvest is trying to build a funds business in Lebanon, a nation where the appetite for funds is low. The firm’s head of asset management tells George Mitton how its growth plans rely on neighbouring states.

May 09, 2012

Farah-FoustokThe Netherlands’ fund provider ING Investment Management is well known for maintaining a fund management team permanently in the Mena region. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to its local chief executive officer, Farah Foustok.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.