Family Business

Claus Porto
Family Business

Slippery success

The road to success for Claus Porto, a Portuguese family-run business that specialises in manufacturing exotic soaps and now into its fourth generation, has been ...
Frederic Malle
Family Business

Making scents

Coming from a long line of distinguished perfumers, Frederic Malle knows the sweet smell of success  It came as no surprise when Frederic Malle, founder of the ...
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Supply and royal demand

The chief executive of British leather goods manufacturer Ettinger says new markets are opening up thanks to its royal warrant. Robert Ettinger is the third ...
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The daring brewery in the heart of Palestine

Running a brewery in the Palestinian Territories isn’t an investment for the fainthearted. There were probably easier career paths Alaa Sayej could have chosen. But ...
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Tod’s Town

The billionaire titan of Tod’s fashion empire, Diego Della Valle, believes in staying grounded. If the American dream is about giving everyone the opportunity to ...
Eddie-Handmade
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The ‘it’ couple

How a husband-and-wife team took their leather accessories label from their living room in Dubai to the world in the blink of an eye. As the ...
montegrappa-ceo-giuseppe-aquila
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The second innings

Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila is writing the second chapter of the independent storied Italian brand that has been returned to the family fold.  On the ...
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Into Scotland’s flourishing whiskey industry

GC travels to Scotland to discover that the country is looking eastwards to boost one of its oldest economic mainstays.  Its rolling hills, lush meadows ...
le-peau
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The sister act behind Swiss-made La Peau skincare products

These Lebanese-Canadian sisters bought a Swiss biotech company for a dollar in 2007 and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. A dollar doesn’t go ...
Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its customers.
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The shoemaker to Silicon Valley’s bosses

Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its high-profile customers. Set amid the gentle rolling hills of Italy’s Marche ...
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Etqaan is one of the region's best furniture makers

The Egyptian powerhouse is preserving centuries-old craftsmanship and know-how to make exquisite pieces of handmade furniture. In Arabic, Etqaan loosely translates to “mastering” and that’s ...
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The Bernardaud porcelain business is unbreakable

Michel Bernardaud is the fifth generation to lead his family’s porcelain business. Michel Bernardaud, the scion and CEO of the 153-year-old porcelain brand that shares ...
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Hossein Rezvani has turned Persian carpets into works of art

The eponymous carpet manufacturer has brought the ancient art of
 Persian rugmaking up to date with his modern designs. How many years has your family ...
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Soul sisters

The Abdulrazak sisters broke the mould with their all-female family business, the Sisters Beauty Lounge, and they are as tight as their brand name suggests.  ...
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Forte-Tude

Legendary hotelier Sir Rocco Forte is expanding in the Middle East and aims to become the go-to name for luxury hotels in Italy. "When you ...
Family Business

Running a Tight Ship

Mohammed Alshaali’s family superyacht business operates in one of the world’s most expensive and competitive industries. He tells GC why going public is the only ...