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7 Questions with Abdulhamid Alfadaly

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7 Questions with Abdulhamid Alfadaly

Name: Abdulhamid Alfadaly

Current title: Executive Chairman

Current organisation: TESC Group

• PhD of Curriculum Development, Tanta University, Egypt

• Chairman of TESC Group, Malaysia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia، Canada, and USA

• Executive Chairman of TP Leaders Academy Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

• Founder of Flexi Education Framework, Malaysia

. Founder of Flexi International Online School

• Founder of Templer Park International School, Malaysia


• Founder of Anfal International School, Malaysia

• Founder of Bright Way International School, Malaysia

• Founder of 8 international schools in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

• Author of K-12 Accreditation Framework, KSA

• Author of a Social Studies Series, a JV with Pearson Education, UK

• Board member of Egyptian Investors Association

• Member of World Federation of Arabic Islamic International Schools

• ESL expert and curriculum developer

• Former Head of Quality Assurance Unit, King Saud University, KSA

• AIAA and AdvancED Quality Review Team member

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Competent an loyal staff, and invading new markets

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I started as a teacher, then department head, then school coordinator. I had my Masters degree then, then I became a school principal. I have had a vision to improve education in the Middle East, and stated it as "Education for the Nation to Rise". I relocated to Saudi Arabia to start the first international education program to Saudi citizens. By then I had had my PhD, and was nominated to be a school director. I started my company after that in Egypt during my service in the most reputable university in Saudi Arabia, but I had to resign to take care of the company. I started another branch of the company in Saudi then Malaysia, then Canada, then USA.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I have my tasks and the tasks to follow up daily stated down at my personal note and on Trello. I review the day's tasks, contact relevant people concerned with the tasks, see if I can give any help so that they perform the tasks, do meetings as necessary, then the end.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Come close to your staff. If they like you, they will be the backbone of your success.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Not particularly a book, but a collection of lectures and experiences by Jack Wolsh.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Good work structure, and authorizing people with tasks they never thought they would do. Giving confidence to staff and helping them get all means to upgrade them.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

So many meaningful situations I have come along, and not specific I can tell now.