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Hashem Montasser

"Dubai is like a millefeuille. There are layers and layers." Mohamed Maktabi on the rich history of his family’s business and his passion for storytelling through the intricate artistry of carpets

Hashem catches up with Mohamed Maktabi, the CEO of Iwan Maktabi, the go-to address for rare carpets and textile art in the MENA region. They go back in time as Mohamed reveals the captivating tale of his family's heritage: from his grandfather's migration from Iran to...

Hashem Montasser
Chirag Desai

2023: (It Goes Like) Naaaaaah

In our 2023 review episode, our producer Chirag Desai catches up with Hashem to discuss the milestones from this past year such as coping with fear of failure, the allure of leaving a legacy behind and the loneliness of being an entrepreneur. Plus, Hashem talks about his soft spot for...

Devina Divecha
Tiffany Eslick

Kathy Johnston and the Chocolate Factory

Co-host Devina Divecha speaks to Kathy Johnston, Chief Chocolate Officer at Mirzam Chocolate Makers, to talk about their journey into well-sourced, beautifully-crafted, and locally-made chocolate nearly 8 years ago. Nourish by Spinneys: Kathy Johnston 0:00 / 0:00 1× Mirzam makes all of its chocolate in-house at its factory in...

Hashem Montasser

“Not everybody is going to like me. I’ve accepted that.” Mariana Wehbe on her remarkable journey from a corporate job at DHL to becoming a PR powerhouse and founding WE Design Beirut

Hashem catches up with Mariana Wehbe, the creative force behind MWPR. Renowned for crafting extraordinary events and transformative projects, Mariana shares her journey from surviving the Beirut blast in 2020 to embracing Abu Dhabi as her newfound haven. Stumbling into PR 'by accident', and ending up becoming the...

Malak Fouad

Ramy Adeeb

I’m joined this week by Ramy Adeeb, founder and Managing Partner of 1984 Ventures, a firm that specialises in providing seed funding to start-ups.  What I Did Next: Ramy Adeeb 0:00 / 0:00 1× Ramy’s is a quintessential What I Did Next story, he moved to Canada...

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