Chairman & Founder, Aamal and Al Faisal Holding (QATAR)
"The economic development of Qatar has been remarkable."
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General Manager, Petroamazonas EP (ECUADOR)
"We are a relatively young company and, therefore, our focus has been on consolidating our presence in Ecuador."
CEO, Port of Salalah (OMAN)
"The Port of Salalah provides the fastest connection times to the Indian Ocean Basin."
CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"Our productivity is higher per crane, per unit, and per hour than that of a normal, traditional manual port."
Group CEO, Noor Islamic Bank (UAE, DUBAI)
"The GCC is the busiest and most developed region for Islamic finance in the world. "
CEO, Tanween (QATAR)
"A large amount of GCC money is coming into Doha, which is a sign of confidence."
CEO, Bank Nizwa (OMAN)
"There are many tools and instruments available in Islamic finance, ranging from the extreme pure trade to long-term equity."
CEO, Oman Gas Company (OMAN)
"OGC has evolved from a gas transportation company to a more complex gas transportation and gas value chain focus. "
President & CEO, Cape Verde Investment Promotion Agency (UAE, DUBAI)
"The cultural diversity and harmony of the islands make Cape Verde a unique place in the world."
General Manager, Grupo Synergy E&P (ECUADOR)
"People have become more aware of natural gas thanks to its natural conditions and advantages against other hydrocarbons."
Publish Date: 2013
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Be Smart to Thrive
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The Good Life
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Quality Does Count
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No Hangups for Growth
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