What inspired you to become a business man?

I feel I had a strong urge to do something for the society from a very early age, thanks to my upbringing where values & strength of humanity were imbibed during my childhood.
I also approach challenges & risks as opportunities and have considerable resilience in times of  crisis. I consider these as my strengths to be a businessman of today. I believe adopting best practices or often set globally accepted best practise and standards which makes my businesses relevant & fitting on a global business landscape.



What’s the most rewarding part of leading people?

The most rewarding part is derived from supporting them. Supporting associates gives them the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. To know people you support have grown to be better, more productive associates, citizens and human beings is tremendously satisfying to a leader.



What are your hobbies? How do you spend time when not working?

I spend most of my time of the year in Saudi Arabia. Here, I really enjoy being with family & friends especially on weekends. The feeling of togetherness creates a lot of energy and act as a stress reliever. I also love travelling! During vacations, I make it a point to touch new destinations across the world with my family.

 
What do you do to anticipate the future and thereby change or increase product portfolio to meet the future customer needs?

Investment in research & development is one of the key factors to keep your business one step ahead. It is very important to be up to date with the latest developments in ones industry through seminars, professional organizations, training programs, industry newsletters, research papers and networking throughout the industry.

 
What do you feel are the general qualities of the many global business leaders you have met?s
Global business leaders have some common qualities of being brilliant in strategic thinking. They have great analytical mind, are masters of negotiation process & have high influencing skills. Their ability to evaluate and analyze situations in a calm & logical manner, ability to engage positively and successfully in a range of negotiating situations & their ability to influence and persuade others both inside and outside the organizations makes them a class apart from the rest.


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