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Irina Bokova
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Meet UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova

She is the first woman and first Eastern European to lead the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) During her almost decade-long tenure, 64-year-old ...
Len Blavatnik
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Who is Len Blavatnik?

The billionaire has gazumped Roman Abramovich, endows the Tate Modern and Oxford University and his Cannes parties are so exclusive that even Mick Jagger can’t ...
Bruce Makowsky
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The man who built America's most expensive home

In an exclusive interview, LA-based property tycoon Bruce Makowsky reveals how (and why) he built a $250 million private home At the annual World Economic Forum meeting ...
Mazin Al Khatib
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A classic trade

Meet the Jordanian ex-banker who is living his childhood dream through his classic car business Jordanian multi-millionaire Mazin Al Khatib was at the top of ...
Andy Palmer Aston Martin
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In conversation with Andy Palmer

The CEO and President of Aston Martin is creating one of the most ambitious road-cars we’ve seen in a decade “When I was 14 years old ...
Joanna Natasegara and Orlando von Einsiedel
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Brave souls

GC speaks to the director and producer of Oscar-winning documentary The White Helmets Plans have a habit of going out of the window when you’re ...
Roland iten
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The wizard of Saint-Imier

Roland Iten, the eponymous and eccentric creator of high-end mechanical objects for men, is stepping out into the big time  Swiss jeweller Roland Iten is ...
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Top boy

American teen innovator Jack Andraka believes he has discovered a pioneering new way to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.  Jack Andraka says he has ...
John LeFevre
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The real wolf of Wall Street

Ex-banker turned author John LeFevre gives a wild account of his days at the top of the finance world. If even a quarter of what ...
Royal-Jet-Rob-DiCrasti
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Flight mode

GC meets Rob DiCrasti, CEO of the region’s leading private jet operator, Royal Jet. Royal Jet’s new CEO, Rob DiCrasti, is a veteran of the ...
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How Vilebrequin became a swimming success

Roland Herlory, CEO of the luxury swimwear brand, operates from the playboy’s stomping ground of St. Barts. The chief executive of the luxury swimwear brand ...
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Giorgio Bagnara’s leather empire

The Italian entrepreneur has gone from humble beginnings to a label that’s now furnishing the homes and aircraft of VIPs. In the world of luxury ...
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The 10 richest people in the Swiss watchmaking industry

There’s a reason they say time is money. While one side to the story of the Swiss watchmaking trade is that of a cottage industry ...
Cindy-Crawford
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Cindy Crawford: Model behaviour

Giving back comes naturally to Cindy Crawford. As a child, she lost her younger brother to leukaemia and has been volunteering with sick children ever ...
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Talking business: Baccarat CEO Daniela Riccardi

The French crystal manufacturer has clientele that includes global royalty, heads of state and celebrities. In 1764, King Louis XV issued a royal warrant to ...
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Keeping the craft of dhow building alive in the UAE

Salah Bin Touq is fighting against a tide of commercialism to continue making dhows, some of which are as large as freighters. Standing deep inside ...