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Pictures: Getting to know the people behind ‘The Entrepreneur’

As the anticipated business show debuts today, Kipp looks at the People behind The Entrepreneur

October 3, 2012 2:42 by

  • JUDGE: Abdul Baset Al Janahi - is currently the CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SME development.  In his role as CEO, Al Janahi has contributed significantly to their growth and development.  In addition, he has become renowned for his support of young and aspiring entrepreneurs in the UAE.

  • JUDGE: Nisreen Shocair - has been the President of Virgin Megastore for the Middle East since 2006. Member of Young Presidents’ Organisation and Young Arab Leaders , and is a frequent guest lecturer on product development, industry trends and innovation.

  • JUDGE: Muna Al Gurg - Muna Easa Al Gurg is the Director of Retail for the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group. Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE and is responsible for guiding essential components of the initatives’ success across education, entrepreneurship and youth development.

  • JUDGE: Yogesh Mehta - Yogesh is a first generation entrepreneur and the Managing Partner of Petrochem Middle East and his success story is an inspiration to anybody with an entrepreneurial streak. Yogesh likes to mentor individuals and start ups with ideas and provide guidance wherever required.

  • du: Hala Badri, Executive Vice President, Brand and Communications at du strategically partnered with the venture to increase entrepreneurship in Dubai.

  • Host: Tom Urquhart has been in Dubai since 2001 and has worked for several leading media establishments. Having made a name for himself in print, radio and television, Urquhart was a natural choice for ‘The Entrepreneur.”

  • Co-host: Anthea Ayache proved to be the ideal co-host with her extensive background in broadcast journalism. After working in her home country Lebanon, as well as in Dubai and London, the glamorous presenter has a multicultural background that resonates with the diverse contestants and the UAE’s vibrant population.


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