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ArabAd - - COVER STORY - Walid Azzi

Ev­ery­thing that could have been said to de­scribe my dear friend An­dre, has al­ready been said in this spe­cial is­sue of Arabad’s Man of the Year, leav­ing me in a tight spot so to speak.

How­ever, if there is one mat­ter I would like to reit­er­ate, it’s how he has al­ways cho­sen free­dom over mat­ter, and in so do­ing, al­lowed his cre­ativ­ity to reign supreme.

The hard­ships that fol­lowed dur­ing the five decades in op­er­a­tion con­sti­tuted a per­sonal drive that, de­spite the odds, pro­pelled him fur­ther and far­ther than any­one could have imag­ined.

He never re­acted to nega­tives, rather re­sponded ac­cord­ingly, and in so do­ing, grew wiser in the ways of a cut-throat in­dus­try that knows no mercy.

As his im­me­di­ate fam­ily grew, so did his love for every­one and ev­ery­thing he loves.

His un­wa­ver­ing be­lief in ev­ery­thing Le­banese has driven some of the pre­vi­ously un­heard of brands to star­dom and with it his agency to be­come the lead­ing en­tity in the lo­cal mar­ket.

He has al­ways banked on him­self and, in all prob­a­bil­ity, will con­tinue to as lessons learned have proven the beauty of be­ing one­self.

In clos­ing, I would like to say, An­dre, I com­mend you and am thrilled to cel­e­brate the man whose cre­ative drive and love for the pro­fes­sion is, in ev­ery sense of the word, gen­uinely-in­spi­ra­tional.

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