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Interviews

GAINING ALTITUDE

DR. KHALED ALHUSSAN is general director of Special Programs and the director of the Space & Aeronautics Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. Specializing in mechanical engineering, aerospace and aeronautics,he attended George Washington University He has published more than 100 scientific papers and has…

RAYAN FADUL

Rayan, please tell us something about your academic and career background? Yes, of course. I graduated with a degree in finance from Bentley University at Waltham, Massachusetts, which is nine miles west of Boston in the United States. The degree included credits in marketing and entrepreneurship. After graduating I went…

KASWARA ALKHATIB

KASWARA ALKHATIB is the CEO of UTURN a leading Arabic online entertainment network. In 2015, Kaswara was ranked #1 in Forbes Middle East list of “entrepreneurs shaping Saudi Arabia’s future”. The Financial Times named UTURN the largest multi-channel network in the region. Mona Alhariri met up with Kaswara to learn…

PEAK PERFORMANCE

SERENE FETEIH is a certified life and leadership coach based in Jeddah. Mona Alhariri met up with Serene to learn more. Please tell us something about your academic and career background? I graduated from King Abdulaziz university in Jeddah with a degree in English literature. In fact, it wasn’t my…

NO EXCUSES

Contrary to popular belief, no one is a “born leader.” Leadership is an acquir – able skill. Brian Tracy and Peter Chee have outlined the essential habits, skills and character traits necessary for achieving sustainable high performance as a leader. In “12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence” Brian Tracy and Peter…

HADEEL ALABASSI

How did the idea for “ICTA” come about? It came about from a need. I was meeting a lot of foreigners in Saudi Arabia who wanted to be able to speak Arabic. I love the Arabic language and so I thought about opening a language school that would not only…

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was born in 1898 in southwestern Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University’s School of Theology. Peale then attended Syracuse University where he received a doctorate. After serving ten years as a clergyman in New…

YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS

One hundred of the world’s most promising business leaders and social entrepreneurs under the age of forty have been selected to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. The 2018 nominations include nine outstanding young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa The Young Global Leaders class…

WAFAA ALGHALAYINI

As Saudi Arabia seeks to move away from its dependence on oil and diversify its economy, entrepreneurship is being brought to the forefront of the country’s strategic economic planning. Mona Alhariri met with WAFAA ALGHALAYINI a business owner to find out how she started, how she grew her company and…

MUTAZ GHANDOUR

MUTAZ GHANDOUR

Born in Lebanon, Mutaz Ghandour is the chairman and CEO of Metito and is widely recognized around the world for his pioneering role in the global water treatment industry. 2018 is turning out to be yet another remarkable year for Metito, the company which Mutaz Ghandour and his brother, Farouk Ghandour, founded almost sixty years ago. In April,…