A peek into the rabbit hole

What is your name?

Ismail Hafez 

What is your favorite hobby?

Scuba diving 

What is your favorite travel destination?

South of Italy and France 

What is an interesting fact about you?

Worked in 7 different industries, giving me wide exposure to the market 

Did did you go to a college or university? If so, where?

American University in Cairo for BA in business and HULT University for MBA

Did you know what profession you wanted to work in when you started college?

Yes wanted to work in consultancy 

What was the most valuable lesson you learned from your education?

Collaborations can really get you places beyond expectations 

What other job titles have you had in your career?

Business Analyst, senior communication executive, marketing specialist, marketing manager, head of marketing, director of marketing, regional general manager 

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

Turning a business positive, from being a loss making 

What makes you unique in your profession?

Multi-disciplined with ability to stay strategic yet operational hands on same time when needed 

What do you think is the key to professional success?

Ability to hire the right team from profession and DNA level and creating synergies 

What do you enjoy most about your industry?

Very tangible with a lot of customers being served gives scale and gratification 

What is your favorite memory from your career so far?

Deciding to take a year off to complete my MBA a decision that is worth it, every time I think off