Welcome to the Q3 issue of MEA Markets Magazine, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest news, deals and developments from across both the Middle East and Africa region.

In recent news, Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, announced on the 25th September 2018 that Ibnsina Pharma (S.A.E.), one of Egypt's largest distributors of pharmaceutical products, has invested in Infor EAM, Infor d/EPM, Infor M3, Infor SCE (Warehouse Management System), and Infor OS to help unify and integrate its business processes across its developing operations.

In this month’s issue, we take a closer look at InstaShop, an online platform dedicated to fast grocery delivery. Recently, we spoke to the Co-Founder and CEO, John Tsioris, to find out how this company has become one of the leading e-commerce sites in the Middle East.

Elsewhere in this edition, VX Studio is an award-winning developer-led design consultancy firm, based out of Dubai. Currently managing a portfolio worth over US$5 billion, they are one of the leading design firms in the Middle East, with a well-earned reputation for excellence. Taking time to provide us with an insight into the successful firm is Co-founder and CEO, Hamid Kerayechian to find out how the firm has thrived in this notoriously challenging sector.

Also in this issue, we discover more about Zenith Bank (Ghana), which was incorporated in April 2005 as a private limited company and commenced banking operations in September of the same year. Building on Zenith Bank’s considerable reputation in Nigeria, the Ghana subsidiary has created one of the most profitable brands in Ghana. We profiled the institution to see how they have achieved the success that they celebrate today.

Here at MEA Markets, we hope that you thoroughly enjoy reading this edition and we look forward to hearing from you.