Christine Grové

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Christine Grové
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Christine is a journalist from South Africa, who has lived and worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, covering everything from hard news to art to business & tech. Having been bitten by the travel bug as an infant, Christine finds it fairly easy to uproot herself in search of new adventures and stories. With degrees in both fine arts and journalism, she’s equally interested in visual storytelling as well as the written word. Having been part of three launch teams of three different media startups in her lifetime, she’s intimately familiar with what it takes to get a publication off the ground.
These patrons of the arts on how they are building a cultural destination that will rival cities like London, Berlin and New York.

How I Did It: Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal & Vilma Jurkute On Cultivating A Creative Culture In Dubai

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from from some of the Middle East & North Africa’s most innovative companies; and the grit... (contd.)
This Dubai resident on how she is behind one of the Middle East's most disruptive consumer incentive products.

How I Did It: Donna Benton On Doing Customer Incentivization Right With The Entertainer

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from from some of the Middle East & North Africa’s most innovative companies; and the grit... (contd.)
Could Egypt be the Arab World’s Silicon Valley? Nader El-Batrawi certainly thinks so, and he is running two tech startups in his attempt to make that happen

How I Did It: Nader El-Batrawi On Starting Two Tech Startups In Egypt

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from some of the Middle East & North Africa's most innovative companies; and the grit and... (contd.)
Doing marketing is not the same as leading in marketing. So says the largest ever study done on marketing leadership

Dear MENA Marketer, You Need These 12 Marketing Superpowers

As a marketer, there’s no doubt that you excel at your job. With your passion for brands and your expertise about the market, you are your company’s cornerstone for customer focus, right?... (contd.)
Jamalon is the Arab world’s go-to online retailer of books. But it now wants to step up and disrupt publishing itself

Meet The Disrupter Trying To Upend MENA’s Stuffy Old Publishing Industry

Getting sued is probably never a good thing. Getting sued by one of the best-known authors of our times? Definitely not. Getting sued by JK Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter... (contd.)
The woman behind the WIL (Women In Leadership) Forum is firm in her belief that true diversity will be achievable only when everyone is invited to the conversation

Finding True Diversity In The Arab Workplace

Sophie Le Ray runs Naseba, a Dubai-based business facilitation firm for growth markets, that organizes the WIL Forum, a platform that champions diversity in the workplace.What outcomes did you set out to achieve with... (contd.)
Rising from hard knocks and falls, Hoda Abou Jamra has built a formidable private equity business in the region’s healthcare space.

MENA Women To Watch: Like A Phoenix

Part of the "Women To Watch" featured in the November issue of Inc. Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle East and North Africa region is home to millions of highly educated,... (contd.)
This engineer is fighting to make early breast cancer detection accessible to all in Saudi Arabia.

MENA Women To Watch: Take That Cancer!

Part of the "Women To Watch" featured in the November issue of Inc. Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle East and North Africa region is home to millions of highly educated,... (contd.)
Connecting students in Saudi Arabia to teachers in Venezuela and more.

MENA Women To Watch: Tech That Tutor!

Part of the "Women To Watch" featured in the November issue of Inc. Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle East and North Africa region is home to millions of highly educated,... (contd.)
In Jordan, one woman is standing up and punching her way to a safer world for Arab women.

MENA Women To Watch: Hit Like A Girl!

Part of the "Women To Watch" featured in the November issue of Inc. Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle East and North Africa region is home to millions of highly educated,... (contd.)
If Fetchr has its way, shipping stuff will never be the same in the region.

MENA Women To Watch: Shaking Up Shipping

Part of the "Women To Watch" featured in the November issue of Inc. Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle East and North Africa region is home to millions of highly educated,... (contd.)
Latin and Arabic scripts coming together in perfect harmony is what will make a brand truly at home in the Arab world

Are MENA Brands Stuck Between Traditional Calligraphy & Modern Typography?

When western brands first infiltrated the MENA market, a majority of them made haphazard attempts to include the Arabic language into their identities. Some of them worse than others. The results ranged from... (contd.)

Why Hult Prize’s Ahmad Ashkar Thinks That The Future Of Business Is Charity

A few years ago, Ahmad Ashkar was driving in the back of a hotel shuttle in Mumbai, making that conversation you do, with the driver. As someone who’s always been inherently curious... (contd.)

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