BUSINESS PROFILES

Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris shares ambitions, secrets of success

Friday, 16 August 2013

This episode hosts Egyptian businessman Samih Sawiris, the second son of billionaire Onsi Sawiris. Samih’s assets exceed $2 billion. He managed to turn his hobby and passion of the sea into huge tourism projects - of which the first was El-Gouna in Egypt. Samih specializes in integrated tourism projects. He is the only Arab who owns land in Switzerland. In the episode he talks about the secret of his success as a businessman and the first million (he made).

Business Profiles By: Fatima Zahra Daoui

‘Business Profiles’ is a monthly program that sheds light on some of the Arab world’s leading business figures, following them outside the usual office environment to find out what makes them tick.

Guests have included Carlos Ghosn, the French-Lebanese-Brazilian businessman who is currently the chairman and chief executive of the Paris-based automaker Renault. Other prominent figures to have featured in the program include the Emirati billionaire Khalaf al-Habtoor, Egyptian mogul Samih Sawiris, and the Saudi Prince Sultan al-Kabeer, founder of Al-Marai Company.

The show is presented by Fatima Zahra Daoui, senior business and a financial news anchor at the Al Arabiya News Channel.

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