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How is one of Canada’s most creative novelists connected to one of the most influential businessmen in the Arab world?

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Obaid Humaid Al Tayer

Apart from being the chairman and managing editor of Al Nisr Publishing, Al Tayer is also chairman and CEO of the Al Tayer Group.

The family-owned Al Tayer Group was established in 1979, and claims to represent some of the world’s leading brands in automobiles, fashion, jewelry, perfumes and cosmetics as well as publishing and the business and service industries.

In July 2004, the group signed a licensing agreement with the UK retail house, Harvey Nichols, for the latter to enter the UAE market. The deal was announced by Al Tayer along with the Harvey Nichols’ CEO…


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