As chairman and CEO of Qalaa Holdings, Ahmed is well known to many in the business community across the Middle East. We talk candidly about the trajectory of his career, his appetite for risk and how he views the current phase of his career.
This week we sit with Stasha Toncev, founder of Dubai’s award-winning Balkan bistro, 21 Grams [https://21grams.me/?utm_source=amaeya-media&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tlc-21-grams] . Hailed in the media, Stasha’s restaurant was praised as “charming” and “brain melting” by The Financial Times supplement, How To Spend
In today's episode I am sharing my conversation with the chairman of Weather Investments's parent company, the former chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom Holding, my former boss and mentor, Naguib Sawiris, at this amazing event, RiseUp Summit in Egypt. Back in 2017, I interviewed him for his first appearance
Maha shares my thoughts on how you can connect with your audience and build your brand through cultural relevance and storytelling, from the RiseUp Summit in Egypt 2021
We are launching Season 4 with a special series from newsmakers and shakers from Egypt! And then get ready we have an NFT edition, a Dubai edition and SO MUCH MORE. On today’s episode I’m joined by Omar Samra. He’s such an amazing personality—both an entrepreneur
On this week’s episode, Hashem caught up with Amir Allam, a fellow Egyptian and graduate of the infamous DEO, the German school in Cairo. Amir Allam is the Founder of Elmenus, an F&B marketplace boasting digital menus & delivery for over 6000 restaurants across Egypt. Founded just days shy
As fellow Egyptians and graduates of Harvard College in the 90s, Hashem and Ramy Adeeb initially shared a similar path that led them from Cairo to Cambridge, Massachusetts. We caught up with Ramy this week via Zoom in Silicon Valley to follow his journey from young computer programmer writing software
Bobby Chinn—celebrity chef, raconteur, comic, mimic and globetrotter—is perhaps best known in the Middle East as one of the judges on MBC’s highly rated show, Top Chef.
In today’s episode, Hashem caught up with Feras Jalbout, founder of fintech app Baraka. A UAE-based platform, Baraka’s motto is empowering the investor and encouraging broader financial literacy among millennials and Gen Z’s in the Middle East. Hashem and Feras also discussed his pivot from private wealth
Welcome back, listeners! In our first episode post-summer, host Hashem Montasser caught up with Hattem Mattar, founder of The Mattar Farm for specialty artisanal smoked meat, brisket and third culture barbecues. Hashem and Hattem chatted about the hybridity of his upbringing; life as a father of two young children; and