“11 Worth Listening To: The UAE’s Best Analysts”
An article in the June 10, 2009 issue of The National chose Booz & Company Partner Ghassan Hasbani (Middle East) as among the UAE’s 11 “best analysts and economic commentators,” saying of him that “few people understand (the Middle East telecom sector) better, or speak about it more fluently.” The article described the Middle Eastern telecom sector as “a perfect storm of complex challenges—flush with cash, adapting to competition, rapidly expanding, dealing with new competition from every angle—adding that Hasbani is among the best business leaders to talk it and offer “clearheaded perspective.” Others earning spots on the publication’s list of analysts “most worth listening to” include Marios Maratheftis, economist, Standard Chartered; Abdul Kadir Hussain, Mashreq Capital; Chet Riley, Nomura Securities; Dr. Nasser Saidi, chief economist, Dubai International Financial Center; and Ali Khan, Arqaam Capital.