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March 2018

THE CEO NEXT DOOR

The pervasive stereotype of a CEO, shaped in large part by the official bios of Fortune 500 leaders, holds that a successful CEO is a charismatic individual with a degree from a top university who is a strategic visionary with a seemingly direct-to-the-top career path and the ability to make…

INFINITI QX80 MIDDLE EAST DEBUT

Making its debut at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2017, the INFINITI QX80 further advances INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment. Introducing a more modern interpretation of upscale luxury to the full-size SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s “powerful elegance” design language in a bold…

WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER?

Great leaders find balance between business foresight, performance and character. They have vision, courage, integrity, humility and focus along with the ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation amongst their team. Vision Great leaders have vision. They can see into the future. They have a clear, exciting idea of where…

THE FLIGHT CAPTAIN’S CHRONOGRAPH

Swiss luxury watchmaker and aviation chronograph specialist, Breitling has introduced the ‘flight captain’s chronograph’ to the Middle East market in an exclusive 250-piece limited-edition version. The new Chronoliner B04 showcases an 18K gold case, blue dial and ceramic bezel, as well as a Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04 endowed with an…

HOME OWNERSHIP TO GROW TO 60 PERCENT BY 2020

Bloomberg reported last month that Saudi Arabia plans to spend SAR 120 billion ($32 billion) on subsidized home loans for borrowers, as it seeks to create conditions for an expanded private-sector role in a mortgage market dominated by the government. Housing Minister Majed Alhogail said the kingdom’s new housing program…

IT SPEND TO REACH $40 BILLION IN 2018

Speaking at Microsoft Transform 2018, an event organized last month by Microsoft Saudi Arabia at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, Samer Abu-Ltaif, president of Microsoft Middle East & Africa, said Saudi Arabia’s IT spend in 2018 will reach $40 billion as the government increases its focus on innovation and…