Name: Ahmed Abdallah Al Monzer
Title: Group Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Genie Power Group
In my entrepreneurship trip more than 3 years as a CEO in Metals industry, I've learned how to build a mission-driven culture, prioritize the customer value proposition, build great teams and empower them to move fast to get stuff done. I'm a mercenary turned missionary. Because of this, I'm passionate about helping others founders make sense of the startup world. I'm a Visionary leader with a passion for creating world-class global People solutions and customer centric and results-oriented approach to success, with more than 15 dynamic years of successful experience across GCC & MENA in the field of human resources with a key role in re-orgs , paradigm shifting , processes reinforcement & intent realization and more than 2 years of successful experience in Commercial field
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Ahmad's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Understanding the changing market indicators and determinants along with consistently managing expectations is one of the biggest challenges
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
It started with me during my work in university and how to have a positive impact on the life of someone who deals with me. The matter evolved when I graduated in my positions and increased responsibility and tools became a method of managing and leading projects and individuals himself; I was a human being, especially since my work was at the beginning in the field of human resources, I developed the curriculum and brought operational processes to a human touch, and I became a pioneer in my work on this approach without objection, with the achievement of operational and strategic objectives, and after I got more than a master's degree in management sciences to address any technical gaps, my professional personality developed on the basis of achieving my goal of continuous development.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I'm early to get up and so early to sleep. Morning times are dedicated to God and the Self, which includes reading. By eight o'clock in the morning I will be ready to start my work in different geographical areas I prefer to finish most of my work at 12 am as I am allowed to be free in my calls with my friends that start around that time. Most meetings are predetermined with agendas. The maximum activity that occurs in the evening, which lasts until ten thirty in between, I go to the gym, study and spend time with the family for dinner and conversation. It's bedtime at 10.30 to 11pm for me rinse and repeat
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Recently, in one of his investor calls, some criticism was made of the quality rates of one of the products we work in. Although we review this development every month, we take it for granted in terms of working methods and results. When we took that criticism as a warning, we were able to rethink and develop our operations and increase product quality. The point of receiving criticism at the leadership level and looking at it positively is one to be remembered, because as leaders we are so busy in our work that sometimes we need someone else to point out the "flaw."
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?
CEO EXCELLENCE by Scott Keller. Ever since I ran a company from scratch and that as one institution, I've been able to ask myself hard questions and make course corrections. This book improved my competencies, made me face challenges as opportunities, increased my professional maturity, raised awareness of market variables, how to manage projects, and led efficiency
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
There's no time for excusesn
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
I've always had one vision: how to create an industrial empire that makes my country a great economic power. Over the course of my career and achieving medium - and long-term goals, I come across the story of how to influence and raise industrial and societal awareness of the green economy and how to increase the capacity of our renewable energy partnership. Anchor was to turn waste metals, especially copper, into raw materials for pure copper to help with environmental impact. The 2020 plant was built, and the dream grew and with it increased market share by 14% and we've grown to 22% market share, and Anchor has merged with genie power until we're delivered MEA Awards 2022