The charts are the work of Michael Field, who has been involved in the Middle East for the last 35 years.
In the 1970s and 1980s he worked in the region as a journalist for the Financial Times.
He now has his own consultancy business working for companies investing in or trading with the region.
He is the author of five books.
• A Hundred Million Dollars a Day
pub. Sidgwick & Jackson (1975)
• The Merchants – The Big Business Families of Arabia
pub. in UK by John Murray (1984), in USA by Overlook (1986)
• Inside the Arab World
pub. in UK by John Murray (1994), in USA by Harvard University Press (1995)
• Ahmed Juffali – A Life in Business
pub. in UK by Profile Books (2011)
• From Unayzah to Wall Street – The story of Suliman Saleh Olayan
pub. in UK by John Murray (2000)
David Marshall has designed all these charts from their initial concept. He is based in London and has been in the design and print industry for the last 25 years. Now working at ARC Document Solutions, he works with major global brands, project managing and producing their marketing collateral, media campaigns and event graphic requirements.