Name: Ahmed Al Fatatry
Title: Chairman and CEO
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Ahmed's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
The challenges are the lack of legal culture in the field of work and the weakness of the network of local, regional and international relations.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
When I was 8 years old, I used to cut part of my daily allowance and save it and then invest part of those savings in buying what my colleagues need and not provided by the school or their family for them until I became a partner of the owner of the store from which I was buying my goods. When I reached the stage of university education, I expanded in my trade at the level of the whole country and became a partner with market shares in capital. When I completed 21 years, I exited from that trade and became investing the value of exit in the stock exchange and international financial markets until I am currently the owner and partner of more than 80 companies worldwide.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I work 8 hours, then sleep 4 and then I continue today in the same way due to the breading of my work at the level of the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. And I exercise in the home games center and exercise with my dog during the day and there is a time dedicated to my wife that is untouchable.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
The most important lesson I learned is to learn from error and make every effort not to repeat it.
And that your work has a positive impact on humanity.
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 one book, but three, and they were from the nomination of my friend, who is currently my wife, and they are:
- the 8 th habit from effectiveness to greatness.
- love smart.
-secret the power.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Teach yourself everything and don't wait for anyone.
And your wife is the source of your success or failure.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
When I die, my work continues to be inherited and successful and achieves its positive effect on humanity. It is not important to mention my name.