LIVE AND LEARN: AM­BA­REEN MUSA

7 Days in Dubai - - TALK FROM THE TOP -

Big­gest in­spi­ra­tion?

Mak­ing life eas­ier for the con­sumer is re­ally im­por­tant to me. Be­ing caught out as I was with that car loan still an­noys me un­til to­day - how did I not know that? I want to help peo­ple avoid that feel­ing.

What’s your mantra or catch­phrase?

‘Now!’ is con­sis­tently some­thing I say. But se­ri­ously, it would be ‘keep the pas­sion’. Keep the fire in­side you. Get things done, get things mov­ing, move on and adapt.

Best thing about a day at Souqal­mal.com?

See­ing the team so proud of what they do and what they have achieved.

Hard­est thing about your job?

Mo­ti­vat­ing the team is one of the hard­est things I do. As an en­tre­pre­neur, you tend to be sin­gle­minded. You just go out there and get things done.

Piece of ad­vice to a fu­ture you?

One thing that has helped me is the abil­ity to net­work and the abil­ity to ask for help. I have al­ways had a phi­los­o­phy to open up, talk, ask for help, let peo­ple in. You can’t do it alone. And don’t give up so quickly.

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