Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

Dubai future foundation announces seven key “future challenges”, open to applications from companies around the world

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Directives from HH Sheikh Mohammed – monitored closely by HH Sheikh Hamdan – stress urgency and for cooperation in the quest to achieve the targets of the initiative. HE Al Gergawi: “Dubai Future Accelerators” is the business support system that is most in line with government directives and strategies. Several prominent UAE figures commented on the initiative, including HE Humaid …

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Exness launches Middle East event and partner awards in Dubai


“During this event, the Exness regional team will also be providing comprehensive offerings to help our partners in the region.” Exness Group, a leading currency exchange broker, today launched its first regional event, held from July 22 to 25, in the Middle East and Africa. “The three-day event is a great opportunity for our partners to meet our CEO, Petr …

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Doha bank achieves strong performance ratios

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His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, announced Doha Bank’s financial results for the first half of 2016. Net profit for the first half of 2016 recorded QAR 708 million despite the sharp decline in the oil prices in the Gulf area and the challenges that face the financial …

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Samsung appoints Gulf Islands Group as Official Distributor for Office Automation Solutions


Dubai – Samsung has appointed Gulf Islands Group, leading provider of IT Solutions, as official distributor of its office automation services in the United Arab Emirates. Speaking of the agreement, Ismail Yoon, President, Samsung Gulf Electronics commented, “Not only will it consolidate our prominent market position in the industry, the agreement will significantly boost the reach of Samsung’s latest printing …

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DEWA wins 3 Golden Globe Tigers Awards in Sustainability Leadership


Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won three Golden Globe Tigers Awards in Sustainability Leadership. The awards are for Best Renewable Resources – Energy, Best Renewable Resources – Green Building, and Best Renewable Resources – Sustainable Transport, for the Green Charger initiative. DEWA received the awards in a special ceremony in Malaysia. The awards underline DEWA’s …

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GE appoints Joseph Anis as President & CEO for Power Services in the Middle East & Africa


Dubai, UAE – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the appointment of Joseph J. Anis as President and Chief Executive Officer for its Power Services business for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). His appointment follows the move of Azeez Mohammed, who takes on a new role as CEO for GE Energy Connection’s Power Conversion unit based in Paris. Power Services …

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Job hunting in the UAE just became less stressful with dubizzle’s new tool for applicants


The UAE’s leading recruitment platform adds more transparency to the job seekers through its new applicants’ dashboard The tool tracks job applications by listing the jobs applied for, displaying the total number of applicants for each position, and showing the status of their CV. New ‘Highlight your application’ feature allows applicants to promote their skills, offering recruiters an additional screening …

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The Executive Committee Adopts Development Projects in Partnership with the Private Sector, Worth AED 470 Million

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AED 112 million adopted for the roads and infrastructure project aimed at creating 104 housing units The Executive Committee also applauded the World Bank 2016 Doing Business report results for Abu Dhabi and confirms the efficiency of plans adopted to develop and improve the competitiveness of the Emirate’s business environment Musataha agreement awarded to the private sector for the project …

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Irresistible Almarai is most positively perceived brand in Saudi Arabia

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eXtra and Mobily claim Kingdom’s most improved brand status. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Middle East megabrand Almarai is the most positively perceived brand in Saudi Arabia according to the 2016 Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings – released today by global market research company YouGov. The Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings which launched across 26 countries globally, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, are …

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RTA’s People Happiness rating hits 90% in 2016 according to Dubai Smart Government Office report


Al Tayer: RTA strategy is compatible with Dubai Government’s happiness agenda Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the practical outcomes of implementing ‘People Happiness’ strategy in terms of the Happiness Indicator and the extent of compatibility of this strategy with the Happiness Model of the Federal Government and the Happiness …

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