Sectors Manufacturing & Retail

MIDA CEO says manufacturing is still the backbone of Malaysia
Dato’ Azman Mahmud is the CEO the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services se...
Procafecol President Hernan Mendez on the international expansion of the Juan Valdez brand
Hernan Mendez is the President of Procafecol, a company created by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation to commercialize the Juan Valdez brand. He spoke with The Prospect G...
Siam Eastern Industrial Park (SEP) Director Ekasit Kananantakul on operating a modern industrial estate in Thailand
Ekasit Kananantakul is the Director of Siam Eastern Industrial Park (SEP), one of Thailand’s most cutting edge industrial estates. He spoke with The Prospect Group about ind...
General Motors (GM) ASEAN CEO Martin Apfel on GM’s growth in Thailand
Martin Apfel is the CEO of General Motors (GM) in ASEAN. He spoke with The Prospect Group about GM’s production capacity in Thailand, the company’s growing market share, a...
General Motors (GM) ASEAN CEO Martin Apfel on the automobile industry in Southeast Asia
Martin Apfel is the CEO of General Motors (GM) in ASEAN. He spoke with The Prospect Group about ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) implementation in 2015, GM’s plans in Indonesi...
Evolution Capital CEO Sanjay Singh on expansion plans for the company’s hotel and food businesses
Sanjay Singh is the CEO of Evolution Capital, a Stock Exchange of Thailand listed company investing in Asia's rapidly growing consumer sectors. He spoke with The Prospect Grou...
Amouage CEO David Crickmore on establishing the Amouage brand in international markets
David Crickmore is the CEO of Amouage, an international niche luxury fragrance house based in the Sultanate of Oman. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the brand’s plans...
Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) CEO Au Leck Chai on the furniture industry in Malaysia
Au Leck Chai is the CEO of the Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC), a specialized promotional body that promotes and develops the Malaysian furniture industry to esta...
Industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The UAE has been clear about its intentions to diversify the economy and develop sectors that contribute to the higher end of the value chain. The industrial sector is key to ...
Suria KLCC CEO Andrew Brien on the outlook for retail in Malaysia
Andrew Brien is the CEO of Suria KLCC, an integrated shopping center group specializing in the development, asset management, and operation of shopping malls. He spoke with Th...
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) President Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman on MIGHT’s new initiatives
Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman is the President of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), a non-profit partnership organization mandated to advance the cou...
Dubai Industrial City Managing Director Abdullah Belhoul on the development of industry & manufacturing in Dubai
Abdullah Belhoul is the Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City, one of the largest development projects in the emirate. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the role ind...
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) CEO Khater Massaad on industrial diversification in Ras Al Khaimah
Dr. Khater Massaad is the CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) and the CEO of RAK Ceramics, the biggest ceramics company in the world. He spoke with The Pros...
Ras Al Khaimah: Industrial Gateway to the UAE
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has become a focal point for industry, quarrying, and manufacturing. Although RAK boasts several well-established industries, there is a continuous effort...
Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) Managing Director Andrew Shaw on the impact of current events on Ducab
Andrew Shaw is the Managing Director of Dubai Cable Company (Ducab), a technologically advanced cable manufacturing company owned equally by the governments of Dubai and Abu D...
Gulf Food Industries General Manager Adel Fahmy on food retail and distribution in the UAE
Adel Fahmy is the General Manager of Gulf Food Industries, a canned food products manufacturer based in Dubai. He spoke with The Prospect Group about manufacturing in the UAE,...
Nestlé Middle East Chairman & CEO Yves Manghardt on the retail landscape in the UAE
Yves Manghardt is the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Middle East, which owns and operates 17 factories and 37 offices in the Middle East. He spoke with The Prospect Group about N...
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Vice President of Sales & Retail Mohammed Seddiqi on luxury retail in the UAE
Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi is the Vice President of Sales & Retail at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the appetite for luxury goods in the UAE t...