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Q&A - AHMED EL SHERBINI

How did you get into printing?
I have been working with Canon Middle east for the past 3 years

What do you like most about your job?
The positive feedback from our business partners after launching new projects or campaign.

What is the worst thing about your job?
The pressure of meeting all the deadlines.

What is your dream job?
Running my own marketing consultancy and advertising agency.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
The international exposure that we live in yet being in an Arabic speaking country

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Every day is a new beginning

What makes you laugh?
Faceoff

What is your greatest luxury?
Peace of mind

If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?
Education in

Q&A: IMAD EL HAYEK

How did you get into printing?
My father taught me the art of printing when I was young.

What do you like most about your job?
The client’s understanding of the product.

What is the worst thing about your job?
The client’s lack of knowledge of company products.

What is your dream job?
Becoming an army officer.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
The easy and modernised way of life.

What is your favourite film?
The James Bond series.

What makes you laugh?
Well-crafted

Q&A: Jack Dean

How did you get into printing?
I started as a service engineer in Manchester in 1970.

What do you like most about your job?
Travel and meeting customers.

What is the worst thing about your job?
It’s hard being away from my family so often.

What is your dream job?
I am living my dream. Second is being Wayne Rooney’s strike partner.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
The weather, the people, facilities and hospitality.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?

Q&A - AMIN MORTAZAVI

How did you get into printing?
In the pre-Y2K hype I felt I had to join the IT industry.

What do you like most about your job?
Knowing that I can make a difference with my team.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Making sure that my team members keep a healthy work-life-balance.

What is your dream job?
A watchmaker.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
The cosmopolitan environment and the sunshine.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Be the change you want to

Q&A: Shyam Babu

Why did you get into print?
I always had a fascination with colours.

What do you like most about your job?
I like having the freedom to do things the way that I want. but I also enjoy serving customers.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
I like the social security and the international culture.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
God is good all the time.

What is your favourite film?
Lagaan.

If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?
Myself. I constantly

Q&A: GHANSHYAM MANGHNANI

How did you get into printing?
By chance. Came to Dubai in 1996 and started the business.

What do you like most about your job?
Innovation. Offering a product and business package, looking at costing and being innovative.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Does not give me enough time to play golf.

What is your dream job?
To make Abm Inks a multinational company.

What do you like about living

Q & A, Graeme Selby

Graeme Selby is general manager at Oman-based Mazoon Printing, Publishing and Advertising. He believes people will always want to touch and feel magazines and books, and, if he could travel back in time, would head to Ancient Greece.  His  wife’s cooking is his greatest luxury although his biggest embarrassment is attempting to return the favour to her.

Why did you get into print?
People will always want to feel books and magazines.

What do

Q&A - Andrew Hurt

How did you get into printing?
I joined Xerox 22 years ago as a graduate recruit and I just never left!

What do you like most about your job?
That I’ve never experienced the feeling of not wanting to go to work. I love my job.

What is the worst thing about your job?
When I’m not delivering results to expectations.

What is your dream job?
Being the manager of an English football club.

What do you like about living in the UAE?
The diversity of the people and the cultures

John Ross

How did you get into print?

By chance. When I worked for British Telecom I applied for the position of printer technical manager in the IT marketing division and got it.


What do you like most about your job?

No two days are really the same. The variety of cultures and challenges that this brings is also interesting. I love to cook as a hobby and travelling around the world and experiencing different foods is very enjoyable.


What is the worst thing about your job?

I like variety and

Q&A - Ranjit S Gurkar

How did you get into printing?
I was offered a job selling manual photocopy machines and moved into office automation.

What do you like most about your job?
Travelling and experiencing different cultures.

What is the worst thing about your job?
I cannot take a month’s vacation.

What is your dream job?
This one would be if I could take a month’s vacation!

What do you like about living in the UAE?
It is close to my home in Mumbai, India.

What makes you laugh?
Watching my

Q&A

Why did you get into printing?
There will always be a need for printing because a paperless  world will never exist

What do you like most about your job?
I like to implement strategies that deliver results

What is the worst thing about your job?
Competition does not sleep in on the weekend

What would be your dream?
No work, full pay.

What do you like about living in this part of the world?
With the traffic jams, there’s always enough time to listen to your favourite music.

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