This week, we’re joined by the CEO of the LitFest Foundation, Isobel Abulhoul, who is at the the center of the UAE & the region’s literary fraternity. Since arriving in Dubai over 50 years ago, she’s launched a prominent bookstore chain, a children’s publishing company and the region’s leading Literature Festival. Isobel shares snapshots of her multi-decade journey, what you can expect from the upcoming edition of the Emirates LitFest and her thoughts about the future of books amidst a seismic technological shift.
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We caught up with Ashraf Hebela in a multi-faceted episode discussing cultural hybridity, market declines, serial founders and more. Ashraf heads Startup Banking, plus Analytics & Sales Ops at one of the largest banks of the United States, Silicon Valley Bank. He shares his views on the importance of building long-term
Fadi Ghandour is the co-founder of Aramex, Wamda Capital and the non-profit Ruwwad for Development.