Our Knights & Distinguished Personalities




Knight of Innovation

Summer 2015

Prince Bandar continues to facilitate the King Faisal Foundation’s initiatives in the kingdom, as he looks to secure the organisation’s ...

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A constructive role

Summer 2015

From decades of diplomacy to helping drive the development of the region’s infrastructure, David Welch’s successful career has been ine ...

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Knight of the Skies

Spring 2015

A childhood dream to fly became a lifetime passion for Ishaq Rashed Al-Kooheji, who is now grooming the region’s pilots of tomorrow ...

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Building bridges

Spring 2015

As Italy’s luxury jeweller Damiani forges stronger bonds with the Arab world, Silvia Damiani reveals more about the renowned brand’s hi ...

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A taste of finer things

Spring 2015

Arabian Knightmeets Ester Crameri to find out more about Switzerland’s famous chocolatier Sprüngli and the secret behind its s ...

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Knight of Heritage

Winter 2015

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Mohamed Al Ajlan, chairman of Mohamed S Ajlan Sons Company, has led the development of this long established company since 1974 & ...

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Knight of Banking

Winter 2015

Since its establishment in 1977, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) has built a reputation for probity, innovation and banking excellence as one of Saudi Ar ...

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Islamic Art Specialist

Autumn 2014

Founded in 1766, Christie’s represents a brand synonymous with quality, luxury and sophistication. As an organisation it has dealt with some ...

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Global vision

Autumn 2014

Simon Wan is nicknamed Australia’s King of Hoteliers and not without good reason. Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of StayWell H ...

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Knight of Journalism

Autumn 2013

Accidents happen. The unpredictable eddies of life deposit us quite by chance in unasked-for positions that we turn to our advantage or simply have ...

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Maritime Knight

Summer 2014

These are busy and exciting times for Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, who is tasked with pursuing the maritime ambitions of the state-owned Abu Dh ...

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Knight of Hospitality

Summer 2014

Rumour has it that the new CEO of Rotana is a very danding boss. He doesn’t settle for any idea unless it’s thoroughly researched, re ...

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Knight of Inspiration

Spring 2014

Abdulrazaq Ali Al Turki is like a force of nature whose presence simply blows you away! His joie de vivre shines forth in everything he does &ndash ...

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