Entrepreneurship

Chad Oppenheim
Entrepreneurship

Design of the times

Celebrity property designer Chad Oppenheim has only one mission in mind – to make buildings which will last for centuries and leave a legacy Chad ...
Rad Hourani
Entrepreneurship

The label that crosses borders

GC meets unisex couturier Rad Hourani Rad Hourani’s unisex clothing line began as an experiment. Unhappy with what was available on the market, he decided ...
Adam Brown
Entrepreneurship

Bond gets briefed

A poolside holiday led Adam Brown to a fashion venture good enough for the world’s most famous secret agent Adam Brown was on holiday in ...
Jo Malone
Entrepreneurship

Comeback queen

British millionaire Jo Malone has overcome serious odds to build a fragrance empire  Jo Malone had barely set foot in Shanghai in 2015 when things ...
Montroi
Entrepreneurship

The global nomad

New brand Montroi caters to globetrotters seeking more than just accessories For Enrique Hormigo, nomadism is not just a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy. His brand, ...
Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneur securing the UAE's food security

Emirati Mahmoud Adi is building the region’s first fully climate-controlled greenhouse near Al Ain. Mahmoud Adi is one of the smartest Emiratis in the UAE ...
Geoffrey Kent, Abercrombie & Kent
Entrepreneurship

A roaring trade

Geoffrey Kent of Abercrombie & Kent relives his journeys with everyone from Bill Gates to British royalty. He is the go-to-man if you are in ...
Entrepreneurship

The Bedouin billionaire

Born in the desert in Syria and destined to be a shepherd, here’s how Mohed Altrad overcame a tragic beginning to become a superstar businessman. ...
Entrepreneurship

A touch of glass

Italian entrepreneurs Alessandro Forte and Stefano Ottone fell into designing glasses and now have a serious celebrity clientele. While many entrepreneurs are hailed for their ...
Susanne-Kaufmann
Entrepreneurship

The beauty business

Austrian entrepreneur Susanne Kaufmann’s organic spa products are stocked by some of the world’s biggest hotels. Deep in the Bregenz forest, where farmers and villagers can ...
Entrepreneurship

Victor Hsu makes shoes for the badass older gentleman

Luxury shoe brand, FACTO, makes kicks that have got the attention of P. Diddy and Usher too. In Japanese “choiwaru oyahji” loosely translates into “slightly ...
Entrepreneurship

Public house

Irish pub chain McGettigan's has grown from its UAE base to spread across more than a dozen locations on three continents. Founder Dennis McGettigan has ...
Entrepreneurship

Business with a conscience

Dilmah founder Merrill J Fernando challenges multi-national tea companies who are exploiting the Middle East market. Strike up a conversation about tea, preferably over a ...
Entrepreneurship

Wheeler dealer: Ebraheem Al Samadi

Self-made millionaire before his 18th birthday, Arab-American entrepreneur Ebraheem Al Samadi is now CEO of the Al Samadi Group, a Dubai-based retail empire worth more ...
Entrepreneurship

Have you dined at Dubai’s Burger & Lobster restaurant?

It may have started out as a joke but Russian restaurateur George Bukhov has carved out a new business model by opening a chain of ...
Entrepreneurship

Muncherie: Dubai's first organic all-natural food company

UAE-based entrepreneur Natasha Stephenson's company is the country’s first such food enterprise and is serving up everything from cold-pressed juices to dehydrated kale chips  It wasn’t until a friend suggested that ...