Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility

As the world faces one adversity after another, social responsibility founded on transparency and accountability are becoming core values within organizations looking at the most critical global crisis and making life changing decisions with positive outcomes for those in need. Eric Dury meets with Nadiia Ratke, Founder and CEO of the International Organization of Social... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Community Living

ZāZEN One by ZāZEN Properties Homegrown real estate developer, ZāZEN Properties, revealed their first project, ZāZEN One to us with a personalised tour in the heart of the JVT community. The project paves the way for sustainable and contemporary living and provide mid-market eco-conscious buyers all that a community has to offer, within a building... Continue Reading →

Culture at the forefront

22nd session of the Conference of Arab Culture Ministers at Expo Dubai By Eric Dury Having the world Expo at our doorstep has many benefits but we are most fascinated with the cultural exchange around the Expo site from all corners of the world, at a scale and concentration unlike any other seen before. The... Continue Reading →

PMI to Commit Additional USD 200 Million to Corporate Venture Capital Activities of PM Equity Partner

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced its plans to dedicate a further USD 200 million to minority investments in early and growth-stage companies through PM Equity Partner (PMEP), PMI’s corporate venture capital arm. This allocation follows a 2016 commitment of USD 150 million that PMEP has since fully invested and is intended... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Treatment, Codivir, proves fastest and most effective in Phase 1 clinical trials – patients recovering with no side effects within 48 hours

Trials saw COVID-19 affected patients recovering with no side effects in 48 hours From the start of the pandemic, researchers, scientists, and antivirus specialists have worked around the clock to find a way to treat COVID-19. Codivir, an innovative new drug from Code Pharma, now appears to have the potential to revolutionize the fight against... Continue Reading →

How to hire a CEO in a new era of workplace

Vision determines where you go. Strategy determines how you'll get there. Your leader determines whether you will make it or not. Your CEO is the ultimate expression of your identity, your purpose, and your direction. They are the epitome of your brand. Leadership will make or break the world’s largest corporations, and the world’s strongest... Continue Reading →

Creating Value Through People

Hakan Ozel, General Manager - Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai Managing a business by looking at the financial results may not be healthy. It is like trying to coach a sports team during a game while keeping the eyes constantly on the scoreboard! Financial results are the outcome of excellence (or the lack of it) in the key processes,... Continue Reading →

When Technology is a source of Inspiration

By Shereen Shabnam After working behind the scenes over the last few years for IoT Middle East, Digital Health Middle East and handling global technology clients on a regular basis, I never thought I would be more impressed with new innovations any more until recently when an agency selected me to moderate roundtables with industry... Continue Reading →

Investing in the Future

SunMoney Solar Group is primarily in the business of building and acquiring solar power plants. Shereen Shabnam gets insights about the company from Gabor Eisenbart, Founder of SunMoney Solar Group  (GE) and Zoltan Rendes (ZR), Partner and CMO SunMoney Solar group. 1.Give us an overview on SunMoney and its core business in this region GE:... Continue Reading →

The World Expo Arrives at our Doorstep

Explore, Experience and Innovate By Shereen Shabnam It has been a journey of discovery the last few months as an Expo 2020 volunteer and learning about one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, that takes place every five years and lasts six months.  Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World... Continue Reading →

Six ways to improve your mental wellbeing

By Maggie Williams, Executive Coach at Thriving Hives Your mood drives your performance and your ability to how you handle life challenges. Here are six proven strategies to boost your mood, handle your emotions better and improve your mental health. What is good mental health? Mood influences how we think, feel, and behave. When we... Continue Reading →

Curating Art

AURELA CUKU Founder of Artissima Art Gallery and Artissima Art Agency. This issue we meet with Aurela Cuku, a UAE based award-winning independent art enthusiast, collector and curator known in the art world for conceptualising and implementing a series of global art exhibitions in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. As a farsighted visionary,... Continue Reading →

International Business Challenges

Why professionalism and business ethics count Interview with Nadia Ratke We meet with the Nadia Ratke, who is the brainchild behind the International Organisation of Social Justice. We met Nadia first as an Advisor to high profile family businesses and dignitaries in Ukraine and more recently in her capacity as an International Business Development professional... Continue Reading →

Plucked from an earlier Edgewalker

Blog by Susan K Furness, Senior Edgewalker Associate Giving Integrity Its Chance To Dance I like it when things are in harmony, and display balance, and that two dance the Tango, and colours match because I like the notion of togetherness and even oneness. I like this notion so much that I find comfort in... Continue Reading →

Zak Zorro releases “Baby Dil Dena” 4th Music Album

Zakeer Hussain popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ released his latest album ‘Baby Dil Dena on July 25th 2021. An album with 11 diverse Musical tracks with flavor of Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, HipHop, RNB, Rap, Afro, Spanish, Punjabi, Latin and Arabic Influenced. The Songs namely ‘Baby Dil Dena’, ‘Bumpe Yolo Yolo’, ‘Ishara’, ‘Kali Raat’, ‘Dil Tujhpe... Continue Reading →

How coworking spaces like Jobetter help a new business

There’s been a surge in coworking communities around the world, in particular, Dubai. Most offer the same range of unlimited refreshments, comfortable seating and private offices for meetings, but many lack the community comradery spirit that is built from spending endless hours working alongside the same colleagues for years on end. Jobetter, in Business Bay,... Continue Reading →

The Future of Leadership

Shane Phillips - CEO of The Phillips Group By Shereen Shabnam The Phillips Group (TPG) is a global, exclusive, retained executive search firm founded by Carlton A. Phillips, the CEO who specialises in Board and CEO placements.   For almost 40 years, TPG has been the premiere choice for board and C-level executive placements, for multinational... Continue Reading →

Dynamic Futuristic Leader: Ayman Al Afifi

By Shereen Shabnam During the World Expo Commissioners Club dinner recently, we had the pleasure to meet with the charismatic H.E. Ayman Ibrahim Al Afifi, an Emirati Businessman, Ambassador, thought leader, Investor and Philanthropist whose vast experience in international business led him to be part of the World Expo Commissioners Club. Founded in Milano Italy,... Continue Reading →

Free your mind

Shereen Shabnam During the initial years of me being a wellness member at the Shangri La Dubai (My favourite place to be in Dubai), I never had enough time to appreciate the lovely ambience or indulge myself physically and mentally until the pandemic gave me the time to find renewed energy to create positive changes... Continue Reading →

Caring About Investments As An Entrepreneur – More Financial Security To Your Entrepreneurial Efforts

Dr Sanjay Tolani, MD & CEO, Goodwill World. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or someone who recently started their business? These smart decisions can help you seize growth opportunities and unlock success. Business owners sometimes find themselves in situations where they’re not in complete control; instead, they feel controlled by their finances which they are... Continue Reading →

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