Providing smartphones at the forefront of the market, Gionee devices often overshadow international brands such as Apple and Samsung for Chinese consumers.


Not many leading technology firms have emerged from Hungary, but navigation firm NNG is certainly bucking the trend.

Kuwait Investment Company

The Kuwait Investment Company (KIC) was formed 1961 – the first investment company in Kuwait and its surrounding region.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance

Meiji Yasuda came into being in 2004 when two of Japan’s leading life insurance companies merged into an insurance powerhouse.


“Investments In Industry” are the three I’s that make up the name of the award-winning asset management company, 3i.

Tencent Holdings

Tencent Holdings is a Chinese investment holding company.

Moafaq Ahmad Al Gaddah, MAG Group

The Moafaq Al Gaddah Group has grown since its foundation in 1978 to include more than 50 companies that employ over 2,000 people around the world.

BPC Banking Technologies

As the number of payment channels multiplies and transaction volumes constantly increase, robust, secure and flexible payment systems have become an essential tool for business, especially the financial services industry.

Mainstreet Bank

Mainstreet Bank was formed in 2011 during the takeover of the assets and liabilities of the now defunct Afribank.

Teruo Asada, CEO, Marubeni

Teruo Asada is a veteran at Marubeni, having joined the trading company straight out of university in 1972.

Xenon Capital Partners

Xenon Capital Partners was established in Russia in 2009.

Reliance Industries

India’s largest private sector enterprise boasts revenues of $66bn, mainly from its energy and materials interests.

Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank, which was founded in 1992 and was previously known as Midas Fondsmæglerselskab, is an international online investment bank.

Noble Group

Few companies enjoy a geographical spread like Noble Group, with its 150 offices in 38 countries operating together efficiently.

Larsen & Tourbro

Larsen & Toubro is India’s largest construction and engineering company.


This retailing behemoth was founded in Ohio in 1883 by Bernard Kroger.


FXPrimus is a retail foreign exchange brokerage firm that prides itself on the outstanding levels of security, technology, liquidity, and trade execution it provides.

CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescription drugs in the US, with more than one billion prescriptions filed or managed annually.


Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies.


AstraZeneca is an international pharmaceuticals and biologics company with operations in more than 100 countries.


From modest beginnings Infosys has seen huge growth and is now recognised worldwide.

Ortec Finance

Ortec Finance is a global financial services company that provides technology and advisory services for risk and return management.

Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank was founded by the Australian government in 1911, and is considered one of the “big four” in the Australian banking sector.


Softbank is an internet and telecommunications company based in Japan.

Novo Nordisk

A leading producer of diabetes care equipment and drugs, Danish firm Novo Nordisk has been in operation since 1923.

Banorte – Ixe

The Mexico City-based bank is the third-biggest lender by deposits in the country, and recorded assets in 2011 of just over $60bn.

Archer Daniels Midland

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is an American-based global food processing corporation.

Vittorio Colao, Vodafone

Vittorio Colao studied Business at Bocconi University, received an MBA from Harvard University, and has since risen to the role of CEO at Vodafone.


Tesoro is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, headquartered in Texas.

L-Bank Baden-Württemberg

The local bank servicing the southern German region of Baden-Württemberg is the parent company of three smaller local institutions and works as the central bank for all the savings banks in the Baden-Würtennberg, Rhineland Palatinate and Saxony regions, in a …


GlaxoSmithKline works within the pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and consumer healthcare industries.

Gail Kelly, Westpac

In 2002 Gail Kelly became the first female CEO of a major Australian bank, and remains the highest paid woman in the country.


CHS is a global agribusiness owned by agricultural cooperatives, farmers and ranchers.

China Construction Bank Corporation

The China Construction Bank Corporation is one of the ‘big four’ banks in the People’s Republic of China, and additionally one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalisation.

Bug Agentes Biológicos

Bug Agentes Biológicos (BAB) is one of the most innovative companies working in Brazils’ agricultural industry.

Shirebrook Commodities

Shirebrook Commodities is a financial services company that caters to the needs of Mexican financial institutions.

SMA Solar Technology

System, Mess und Anlagentechnik (SMA), the German acronym for “control, measuring and equipment technology”, is a German solar energy equipment supplier.

Robin Li, Baidu

Robin Li is the Chairman and CEO of China’s most popular internet search engine, Baidu.


Founded in 1949 by Don Roberto González Barrera, Gruma is a global food company that is a leader in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of corn flour and tortillas all over the world.

Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, QIPCO Holdings

The CEO of QIPCO Holding has dedicated much of his working life to fostering growth in Qatar, and can count exponential growth rates and diversification of the property development and equity firm as one in a list of successes.

Ascott Residence Trust Management

The investment arm of the Ascott Group has advanced into a number of different markets over the past few years.


DuPont is an American chemical company that was originally founded in France in 1802.

ACWA Power

ACWA Power, incorporated in Saudi Arabia, is a developer, investor, owner and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants that produces more than 13,000 MW of power and 2.37 Mm3/day of desalinated water with an investment value of …


Novartis is a Swiss pharmaceuticals company created in 1996 from a merger between two other Swiss companies: Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories. The history of the two companies stretches back to 1758, giving Novartis an effective history of over 250 years.

Kia Motors

Kia Motors’ humble beginning as a manufacturer of bicycle parts in South Korea in 1944 are a testament to an ever-evolving and flexible company.

Hans Hassle, Plantagon

Hans Hassle is the CEO of Plantagon International, a Swedish company founded by Hassle and majority owned by the Native American indigenous people of Onondanga Nation.


The CITIC Group is a state-owned investment company that was founded in China by Rong Yiren in 1979.


Caterpillar, also known as CAT, is the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.


Founded in 1917, BMW is one of Germany’s most prestigious automobile manufacturers.


The UK branch of the global insurance group has offices employing 12,000 people throughout the country, with headquarters in London.

When was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, he did so in a supremely competitive market on the back of an internet gold rush.


French media and telecoms giant Vivendi announced a strategy review in 2012 aimed at better managing the considerable stakes it has in large firms like games publisher Activision Blizzard, as well as Maroc Telecom.

United Continental Holdings

From its headquarters at the United Building in Chicago, the United Continental Company operates the mighty United Airlines.

Plains All American Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline is a publicly traded master limited partnership that specialises in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil, as well as the development and operation of natural gas storage facilities.

Ping An Insurance

Since its inception in Shenzhen in 1988, Ping An Insurance has developed from a life insurance provider to a financial services and insurance powerhouse.

Enterprise Products Partners

Enterprise Products Partners is a gas and oil pipeline company.


AT&T began life as the Southwestern Bell Corporation (later renamed as SBC Communications) which itself was one of seven companies created in the divestiture of AT&T Corporation.

ASML Holding

ASML is a Dutch company headquartered in Veldhoven, and is known as the world’s largest supplier of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry.

Alkhabeer Capital

Alkhabeer Capital is a leading investment and asset management firm in Saudi Arabia, providing world-class financial products and services that help institutions, family groups and qualified investors access and/or allocate capital in ways that deliver real economic value.

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit

Despite acquiring a degree from the University of Law in Parma, Federico Ghizzoni carved out a career in banking.


South Korea’s leading conglomerate, Samsung, has grown to become one of the biggest technology manufacturers in the world.


Comcast was founded in 1963 in Tupelo, Mississippi, by Ralph J Roberts, Daniel Aaron, and Julian A Brodsky.


Rakuten is a Japanese e-commerce and internet company founded in 1997 and based in Tokyo, Japan.


Greenko is one of India’s fastest-growing energy companies.

Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group has enjoyed over seven decades of solid growth at the creative cutting-edge.

Akio Toyoda, Toyota

Akio Toyoda is President and CEO of the Toyota Motor Corporation, founded in 1937 by his grandfather, Kiichiro Toyoda.


The result of years of negotiation between Brazil and Ukraine, Alcantara Cyclone Space (ACS) is preparing for the launch of the Cyclone IV satellite carrier rocket from its base in the northern coast of Brazil.

Marathon Petroleum

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is an oil refining, marketing and transport company based in the US.

Zurich Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group is a global insurance company headquartered in Switzerland. Founded in 1872, Zurich now employs 60,000 people throughout 170 countries, with revenues of nearly $53bn last year.


Nokia is a multinational telecoms company that develops mobile telephones and portable IT devices as well as a number of online services.


Google has become the world’s most recognisable online search engine brand, with the mission statement: “Organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Fujio Mitarai, Canon

Fujio Mitarai is Chairman and CEO of Japanese optical products organisation, Canon.

Brazilian Distribution Company (CBD)

During its 60-year history the Brazilian Distribution Company has evolved from a baked sweets enterprise to the biggest retail group in Brazil.

Alpen Capital

Alpen Capital is a leading investment bank that offers corporate advisory services to institutional and corporate clients across the GCC & South Asia.

Abdulkareem Abu Alnasr, NCB

Saudi Arabia’s first bank and considered the largest in the country, National Commercial Bank (NCB) is the leading proponent of Islamic banking and a leading financial institution in the region.

Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial was founded in New Jersey in 1875, and provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products.

Ford Motor Company

American industrialist Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903.

Munich Re

Munich Re is a global financial services company that specialises in reinsurance.


AirAsia is a Malaysian travel company headquartered in Selangor.

British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre

The British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre (BVI IFC) promotes the BVI as a leading financial hub.


Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is probably the best-known computer company worldwide – and one of the most valuable. Microsoft produces a wide range of computing software, hardware, and other computer services.


The leading oil and gas operator in the Nordic region, Statoil continued to expand its resources with discoveries of up to 1.5 billion barrels of oil in the North Sea in 2012.

The Wall for Investment & Real Estate Development

The past decade has seen The Wall grow to become one of the largest private property companies in Qatar, as well as a leading company in the region.


Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, also known as MetLife, is one of the largest global providers of insurance and financial services.

GS Caltex

The first ever private oil refiner in South Korea, GS Caltex has been operating since 1962.

Paul Polman, Unilever

Netherlands-born Paul Polman began his career at Procter & Gamble.


The Coles Group is an Australian retail company that operates a number of retail chains throughout the country.


The most successful company in history: In 15 years Apple has emerged from near bankruptcy to become the most desirable brand in the world, with the unique ability to move consumers with every new release.

LTG Goldrock

LTG GoldRock is the premier online destination where curious minds flock to learn the secrets of foreign exchange.

Agricultural Bank of China

Also known as AgBank, the Agricultural Bank of China is one of the top four largest financial institutions in the world, with over 320 million retail customers and 2.7 million corporate clients.

Muthanna Investment Company

Muthanna Investment Company is a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), which was established in 1977 as the first financial institution operating in accordance with Sharia law.


One of the most recognisable brands in the world, Sony Corporation is a leading Japanese multinational that manufactures consumer and professional electronic products.


A recently formed online lending facility, Relendex is revolutionising the way in which commercial property investments are funded.

Red Bull

Red Bull is best known for its eponymous energy drink.

Pacific Rubiales Energy

One of the largest heavy crude oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in Latin America, Pacific Rubiales Energy has always been clear about its aim of becoming the number-one independent E&P company in the region, while delivering …


Yet another revolutionary product of Silicon Valley, PayPal has changed the way people exchange money online.


Founded in Berlin, Germany, in 1891, Allianz is a multinational financial services company that now spans 70 countries.


Intel, short for Integrated Electronics, is the world’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, boasting 15.9 percent of the market.