The secret to startup success

Photo credit: From left to right: Ivo Detelinov, Vice President & Head of PE Fund, Riyadh Taqnia Fund, Hasan Haider, Partner, 500 startups, Joe Peterson , CEO of Sure Inc, Promoth Manghat, CEO, UAE Exchange, Nicholas Watson, Managing Director, Naseba Economically speaking, 2017 has been a rollercoaster year. From political fallout in the currency markets, to…

Boosting private equity and venture capital in KSA

Saudi Arabia’s high dependence on hydrocarbon revenues needs no introduction. However, in a quest to divorce from its traditional sources of income, the Kingdom is investing heavily in strategic sectors, including R&D, education, medicine and emerging technologies, while privatising many state owned assets, including Saudi Aramco. To put Saudi Arabia’s diversification into context, the new…

From intent to impact: Creating more opportunities for female graduates in the workforce

Dr. Jeannette Vinke, Chief Operating Officer at American University of Sharjah, discusses how high levels of female university attainment can be translated into better workforce participation rates for women. Dr. Vinke’s career spans a long corporate tenure at Deutsche Bank, along with time as an academic and university administrator. She is therefore well placed to…

Five minutes with Dr. Linzi Kemp

Dr. Linzi Kemp, Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah’s School of Business Administration, participated in a key panel at the Women in Leadership Economic Forum which took place in Dubai on the 25th – 26thOctober, 2017. In the lead up to the Forum, Linzi took some time to discuss the main obstacles to women’sprogression…