2 CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 2 2020 Welcome to the second issue of CEO Monthly for 2020. As always, every month we endeavour to provide our readers with the latest news and updates from all corners of the business world. This month’s theme is the idea of “Challenge”, and all that word means in the corporate world. Sometimes, it means challenging old ideas, and paving the way for a paradigm shift that revolutionises best practice in a sector or industry. Naturally, the very idea of growing a business involves all sorts of challenges. Challenges of every variety. After all, building a successful business is never easy (far from it) and requires an unflinching drive partnered with creativity and forethought. These are qualities that can be used to describe our cover inclusion for this issue – Gulf Central Bank and its CEO, Hakim Azaiez. As a UK-registered independent financial services firm, Gulf Central Bank has thrived through its expertise and diversity of thought. We profile the firm and Hakim’s achievements to find out more about how they have expanded over the last nine years. CEO Monthly also sat down with CEO Andre Daoud to discuss his extraordinary approach to driving innovation in the healthcare industry through his company, Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres. Andre has built an impressive career through challenging what it means to provide excellence, and that method has helped create a peerless reputation for Medcare Hospitals in the UAE. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0082 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ceo-review.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.