Category: Interview with Business Leader of the Month (English)

Interview: The Success Formula with Mr. Said Darwazah

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Akhtaboot sat down with Hikma Pharmaceuticals’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Said Darwazah to learn more about what it takes to become part of the Hikma team and how has Hikma’s corporate culture helped attract the best talent.

How do you start your day?

I start my day by reading the news; The Financial Times, CNN and New York Times. I also like to catch up on the latest happenings in sports and the pharmaceutical industry.

Tell us 3 things you like and 3 things you dislike about your current position.

What I do is very exciting yet very challenging.... Read More ...

Interview: The Success Formula with H.E. Karim Kawar

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Akhtaboot sat down with H.E. Karim Kawar, former Jordanian Ambassador to the USA and President of Kawar Group to talk about how his journey in as Ambassador in Washington DC helped shape his views on the current Jordanian economy.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I’m an early riser. I start my day with a healthy breakfast. I run multiple businesses, so my typical day involves a lot of meetings. I meet with each CEO and their teams individually for quick updates on the latest happenings and to provide them with the support they need.... Read More ...

Interview: The Success Formula with Bassem Al-Salem

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Akhtaboot sat down with H.E. Bassem Al Salem, former Minister of Labor and Chairman of Capital Bank to talk about his perspective on how Jordan’s current economical state is affecting the banking and financial sector and how to tackle Jordan’s unemployment issue.


Do you remember your first job? What was your position?

I worked at a company that manufactures plastic bags and agricultural films as a production manager.

What are the secrets to success?

How you think is everything. Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Decide upon your true dreams and goals and always remember that goals are nothing without action.

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Interview: The Success Formula with Ghassan Nuqul

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Akhtaboot sat down with Nuqul Group‘s Vice Chairman, Mr. Ghassan Nuqul for a candid conversation to learn more about his journey in one of Middle East’s leading industrial corporations and his personal perspective on career success in the Jordanian Economy.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me starts between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. I normally have a to-do list to plan my work for the day and organize all the meetings. I usually start by signing papers from the previous day, and then I go over my emails and make some internal phone calls.

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