We are pleased to introduce you Anne Gineste, Managing Director of French Vision.

Thanks to her.

Could you tell us about your background?

I was born and raised in Toulouse, where I studied and worked for a number of large companies, including La Depeche du Midi, Airbus Industry and IBM. I left Toulouse in the late ’80s to live, study and work in London, where I graduated with an MBA from Cass University.

How long have you been in Abu Dhabi for, and what brought you in the UAE in the first place?

I’ve been living in Abu Dhabi for 22 years. In 1992, while working for an oil and gas trading company in London, I met an Emirati who owned a large group of companies. He offered me a position as Sales Manager – which later evolved into General Manager – for one of his companies, distributing French cosmetics and retailing French clothing in four boutiques in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

What are the pros and the cons of doing business in Abu Dhabi?

As the owner of a communication agency, I would not describe doing business in Abu Dhabi in terms of pros and cons. Doing business here is a way of life. Work is the most important…