The son of a Greek shipping tycoon has been making waves all of his own with his “easy” branded businesses. Now he’s in Dubai, with the region’s first easyHotel.
May 26, 2010 4:13 by kippreport
MBA students got a brush with greatness last year when the Cass Business School Dubai Symposium debuted its inaugural year at the DIFC Centre of Excellence in Dubai. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou kicked off the event for 80 London-based students who came to learn about the Dubai market and network with 400 alumni based around the region.
DIFC’s Education Center is under the guidance of CEO Faten Hani. Her high-profile status puts her in league with some of the region’s – and the world’s – most influential business people and policy makers. But make no mistake, Hani’s got the resume for it.
A former development and training manager with the National Human Resources development authority in the UAE, Hani boasts a well-connected banking background. She served a business advisor to the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE and to the IMD Business School in Switzerland. Her work often supports entrepreneurship initiatives, like the 2008 forum, “Cultivating and Growing Innovation in the Arab World.”