Bernhard Dolinek, CEO, Mercedes-Benz (Iraq)
In recent years, the automotive industry in Iraq has witnessed momentous growth, and the country is set to witness a strong surge in sales by 2030. While there are various automotive leaders poised in the industry, one that marks its staunch legacy is 130 years old Mercedes-Benz. Bright Castle Motors (BCM) Mercedes-Benz Iraq has been in the limelight today converging innovation into luxury and performance like never before. Bernhard Dolinek, CEO of Bright Castle Motors (BCM), the exclusive importer of Mercedes-Benz cars in Iraq, is one exceptional doyen who is consistently leading the charge for the success of this automobile leader in the industry.
Dawn of a New Economic Era
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Technology Reshaping the Future of Healthcare
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By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group
With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik is increasing the digital process automation valuation
By: Aditya Arora, CEO, Teleperformance India
Aditya has been associated with Teleperformance for over three years, prior to which he held the role of Managing Director at Intelenet Global Services, and Vice President at Genpact Digital transformation is not a new priority
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By: Benjamin Boesch, Chief Digital Officer, VFS Global
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By: Vikas Chadha, CEO, Jumbo Group
Technology has changed the rules of engagement. The consumers are inundated with choices – of products, modes of purchase, payment, delivery and more.
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Top 10 CEOs In GCC - 2023
Visionaries of Tomorrow's Economy
Navigating a Diverse Business Landscape
A chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive in a company. Broadly speaking, a chief executive officer’s primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and corporate operations. In many cases, the chief executive officer serves as the public face of the company.
The CEO is the highest-ranking employee within any organization; they report to the Board of Directors. Core responsibilities include setting and executing the organization's strategy, allocating capital, and building and overseeing the executive team. Talent management and development are crucial priorities for CEOs, as they recognize that attracting and retaining top talent is essential for innovation and goal achievement.
Factors Driving Economic Expansion in the GCC
GCC comprises of some of the fastest growing economies in the world, mainly due to an increase in oil and natural gas revenues coupled with a building and investment boom backed by reserves, and more. The benefits and supporting the GCC countries has contributed to scaling up the Bank's global experience of addressing challenges in high and middle-income countries, producing and customizing development knowledge, and delivering it as global public goods.
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, is a regional, intergovernmental, political, and economic union comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The main objectives of the Co-operation Council are: To affect co-ordination, integration, and interconnection among member states in all fields in order to achieve unity among them.
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The GCC Charter states that the basic objectives are to have coordination, integration and inter-connection between Member States in all fields, strengthening ties between their peoples, formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.
CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of 'Top 10 CEOs in GCC - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Ahmed AlOzairi ,CEO||Masiya Group||An innovative and dynamic leader with 24 years of experience, specialized in the fields of hardware Section head and project manager|
|Alain Arida ,CEO||Gulf Markets International WLL||A professional leader associated with multiple reputed organizations working remarkably in leadership position|
|Alejandro Aguilera ,CEO||Cinepolis||A visionary leader bringing a wealth of knowledge to his leadership role and committed to providing exceptional cinema experiences, and fostering innovation|
|Bernhard Dolinek ,CEO||MERCEDES BENZ||A global professional leader with approximately 30 years of experience across the automotive industry working in leadership roles|
|Fethi Khiari,CEO||United Foods Company||A prominent business leader having gained valuable experiences and perspectives across various industries and roles|
|Hayan Sayed,CEO||Genetco||A leader with 30+ year international experience with 16+ years in the middle east in managing b2b business including facilities operations & maintenance, trade and digital transformation business|
|Khaled Lutfe,CEO||Via Medica International||A dynamic leader with innovation and transformative leadership in the healthcare industry|
|Mansour Al-Ajmi ,CEO||Majorel||A dynamic business leader with two decades of experience in leading, managing, and investing in businesses across a range of sectors|
|Muhammed Takriti ,Cofounder, Partner & CEO||iHorizons||An active business leader passionate about AI, autonomous systems, media and telecom convergence, and the opportunities and challenges they pose for the future|
|Roberto Mancone ,CEO||Beyon Money||An innovative leader experienced as Leader of Digital Attacker SME platform project block chain and, vice chairman of the board, member of the advisory board of the floor and many more|