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:

Etihad Airways wins top honours at the prestigious Adam Smith Awards


Abu Dhabi, UAE – Following a string of recent awards for its funding activities and treasury practice, Etihad Airways swept top honours at the Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards in London. Etihad Airways’ treasury team collected the highest honour, winning the Top Treasury Team Award for overall excellence. The team also picked up the awards for Best Financing Solution and …

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UCL Qatar announces Dr Sam Evans CBE as new Director

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UCL Qatar, a leading global centre of excellence for the study of cultural heritage, today announced the appointment of Dr Sam Evans CBE as its new Director. Speaking about the appointment Dr Evans shared that he aims to continue UCL’s ‘commitment to high academic standards, to maintaining quality and doing right by our students’. Speaking about the future Dr Evans …

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KBW Investments and Ascorel Group establish Middle East partnership

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Dubai-based investment concern, KBW Investments, founded and Chaired by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, today announced the formation of a partnership with French technology manufacturer, Ascorel Group. The agreement, signed by Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO, KBW Investments, and Francis-Pierre Lemahieu, President of Ascorel Group, entails the creation and launch of Ascorel Middle East, centered on servicing the markets …

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RTA sets plan for implementation of Green Economy Governance Structure

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

The move renders the RTA the first government entity to highlight the concept. The Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA has endorsed a project for preparing & implementing the …

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Three-quarters of respondents in the Middle East research companies online before accepting a job offer


The latest poll from, done in partnership with Naseba, reveals that 85% of respondents believe that a company’s engagement with job seekers on social platform is positive for employer branding Beirut, Lebanon – The success of any business largely depends on the quality of the employees it attracts and retains. According to the recent “Trends in Employer Branding …

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Solar Impulse Embarks on Historic Solar-Powered Transatlantic Flight


Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane supported by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, departed today from New York City at 2:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time for its daring journey across the Atlantic Ocean. H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul General in New York City, attended the take-off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The solar-powered plane is making …

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DEWA is strategic partner of the Rashid bin Mohammed Ramadan Forum

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is supporting the Rashid bin Mohammed Ramadan Forum as its strategic partner, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). The forum was organised by the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (IACAD), and will be held throughout …

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Cisco Predicts Middle East & Africa to have Highest Growth in IP Traffic Worldwide


The MEA region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic – the highest growth rate in the world (CAGR of 41%) from 2015-2020 Internet traffic in the MEA region in 2020 will be equivalent to 527x the volume of the entire Internet in the region in 2005 Mobile data traffic in the MEA region will grow 15-fold from 2015 …

Read More », an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East


The recently launched online shopping platform is the first online shopping website in the region with the primary aim of enabling Arab women to develop themselves professionally and become financially self-reliant. The website provides talented women entrepreneurs with a platform to market and distribute their products. At the same time, it offers shoppers access to global brands that have …

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Dubai Chamber organises agribusiness roundtable in Kenya

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Roundtable discusses and reviews opportunities for co-operation and investment in agri-business in EAC. Dubai: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ethiopian International Office-organised roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together representatives from the East African Community (EAC) to discuss and review opportunities for cooperation and investment in the agri-business industry for Dubai businesses and their East African counterparts. The 2nd East …

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