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Sai Naveen

Sai Naveen, a sports enthusiast is the marketing manager of NDIGITEC, IMPZ, Dubai

How did you get into printing?
My entry into the printing industry was by chance and my current profile was by choice.

What do you like most about your job?
The responsibility and learning that comes with handling the end-to-end marketing activities of a global organization.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Not getting to spend enough time with family.

What would be your dream job?
To work at a crocodile park.

What was the best deal you pulled off?
I convinced the manager of the Leeds United Football Club in England to let me work as a steward at the club which gave me the opportunity to watch the entire season at the stadium for free.

Whom do you admire in

Alok Kabra

Alok Kabra, is the general manager of Zabeel Prinring Press based in Ajamn, UAE

How did you get into printing?
I am a printing Engineer from Rajasthan, India.

What do you like most about your job?
All jobs in our commercial printing industry are creative and different.

What is the worst thing about your job?
When we are not completing our task in time.

What would be your dream job?
My dream is to become one of the world’s best printing professional.

What was the best deal you pulled off?
When I signed a

Samir Khoudja

How did you get into printing?

I entered print market after offer from Bobst group about 25 years ago. The offer came to me after finishing my PhD.

What do you like most about your job?

Good thing about my job is that I get to meet more people.

What would be your dream job?

To be artist. Its completely different but I used to be artist during my school days.

What do you like about living in the UAE?

The people in this region are king and warm to others.

What is your favourite film?

Citizen by Orson

Vishwas Dharm

Vishwas Dharm is the Technical Sales Manager Printing Division,
Chemical Marketing & Distribution Company Ltd. Dammam, KSA

How did you get into printing?
I have studied Printing Technology  at NRIPT, India.

What do you like most about your job?
Meeting new people, travelling, and lots of learning on daily basis.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Have to stay away from the family sometimes for even more than a week.

What would be your dream job?
I feel I am doing the same.

What do you like about

Q&A Hridesh Methwan

How did you get into printing?

It was a beautiful co-incidence, through one of my closest friends I happened to meet Mazen Haj, the MD of Printec and his enormous confidence and trust in me to achieve his vision, is what all motivated me to opt into this amazing industry.

What do you like most about your job?

Meeting highly creative people and dealing with them at their level fascinates me the most. There are tremendously talented and honed people existing in this industry and to work with them

Prashanth K

Prashanth, a James Bond fan is the sales manager of Gimpex Papers

Why did you get into printing?
Printing has been my passion since I selected my career option.

What do you like most about your job?
Learning different things everyday.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Growing competition and collections.

What would be your dream job?
Large cash sales orders & no competition.

What do you like about living in this region?
Peace, good environment, and no politics.

What is your favorite phrase or

JAMAL MARAQA

How did you get into printing?

Due to involvement in Apple business as authorised distributor, I first got into printing. Now it has been 21 years in this business for me

What do you like most about your job?

Since we keep getting new technology we need to learn and update continuously.

What is the worst thing about your job?

Lots of stress involved because we need to educate and teach people about new technology. Many challenges

What do you like about living in the UAE?

Rules and regulations in

Neil Stacey

Neil Stacey, a Golf lover, is the Head of Printing and Packaging Division at Technochem Services Est.

- How did you get into printing?
I was offered a role for a major UAE Print/Packaging company, whilst I was still in the UK.


- What do you like most about your job?
The variety of the work and the people you get to meet.


- What is the worst thing about your job?
Having to go out in near 50 degree heat in the summer!


- What would be your dream job?
Touring golf professional.


- What was the

Q&A Walid Amin

How did you get into printing?I opted for Xerox Egypt in 1990 as aim to join the market leader. Since then very much into the print business.

What do you like most about your job?It is a target oriented job with real challenge. There is a lot to learn about operations and logistics focus.

What is the worst thing about your job?Having fantastic brands, current environment and low market speed is putting lot of pressure.

What would be your dream job?Have good local knowledge and then retire by

khaled abdullah

Khaled Abdullah is the Gulf area manager of CMYK Print Solutions.
How did you get into printing?

I did my bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Printing.

What do you like most about your job?
Making friends from all over the world, getting to know more people.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Lazy summer season.

What would be your dream job?
A sailor would be fun.

What do you like about living in this part of the world?
Combining the East and the West cultures, and bringing out a

Q&A NIELS SIEGEL

How did you get into printing?

My family owns a print house and from childhood I liked the sound of printing presses.

What do you like most about your job?

As I am responsible for 16 countries what I like most the different characters of the people I am dealing with.

What is the worst thing about your job?

Making appointments and hoping the customer will not forget them

What would be your dream job?

Running a social institution that develops education and farming technology in third world

Ralph Busselot

Ralph Busselot is the managing director of Colourbyte, Dubai

How did you get into printing?
I started a typesetting business in Cyprus in 1983.

What do you like most about your job?
Learning every day is what I like most about my job.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Chasing payments is a tough task.

What would be your dream job?
Working with the latest technology in print.

What do you like about living in this part of the world?
Cosmopolitan mix, ability to travel

What is your favourite phrase?

Q&A ANIL KUMAR

How did you get into printing?

It was a natural choice because printing is my family business

What do you like most about your job?

It is creative, trendy and challenging

What is the worst thing about your job?

There is really none

What is your dream job?

To be an architect

What do you like about living in the UAE?

The cosmopolitan environment

What is your favourite film?

Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin

What makes you laugh?

A good sense of humour

Which superpower would you like to have?

Sixth Sense

If you

Jayakrishna valluru

Jayakrishna Valluru is the sales manager at AGE Graphic Equipment, Sharjah

How did you get into printing?
 I did an engineering course in printing.

What do you like most about your job?
An opportunity to work with the right team supported by a great and
ethical management.

What is the worst thing about your job?
To deal with people who resist change.

What would be your dream job?
My current job is my dream job.

What was the best deal you pulled off?
Retained one of our biggest customer this year.

Whom do

Q&A: BILAL AL-HATTAB

How did you get into printing?
I was working as the GM for Flexicam ME, and from there moved into the advertisement industry.

What do you like most about your job?
The need of getting updated all the time to face the business and industry challenges; this motivates me.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Our customers and partners expect us to be on call 24/7, a standard that has been set by the industry.

What is your dream job?
To become supplier who is a market leader.

POOJA KHULLAR

Pooja Khullar is the sales manager at Kwality Printing and Stationery and works in Dubai

 

How did you get into printing?

I found printing very interesting as my grand father had a printing press in (Punjab) India and I got an opportunity to join Kwality Printing & Stationery Dubai.

What do you like most about your job?

It is a challenging job with the different requirements.

What is the worst thing about your job?

Every customer gives order today & required delivery

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

Tadayoshi Muroya



Tadayoshi Muroya is the sales & marketing manager, Graphic Division

How did you get into printing?
After my university, I joined Fujifilm and was assigned to work for
Graphic Systems Division.

What do you like most about your job?
I get to meet new people and build long term relationships.

What is the worst thing about your job?
Busy, busy, busy and the sleepless nights I have.

What would be your dream job?
Anything that I can do to contribute to human welfare and society.

What do you like about

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

Iftikharuddin Babar

How did you get into printing?

Since school days, printing was somewhere in the mind as an option. I used to think printing & publishing as a provider of "food for thought". I have been involved in various activities in my college days - Editor of College Gazette and reporting for a newspaper etc. I came to Saudi Arabia and joined Al-Madina Newspaper in 1983 and "this is my career now".

What do you like most about your job?

Challenges, innovation, market dynamics, meeting new people and

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

JAGDEEP SINGH

How did you get into printing?

In 2004, I took an opportunity to work as senior sales and marketing executive for LG advertising materials distributor in UAE. As it was a sales profile and related to the advertising industry, I didnt think twice.

What do you like most about your job?

I got an excellent opportunity to spearhead the Graphic Division of our company and a chance to apply my entrepreneurial skills and take decisions related to the business.

What would be your dream job?

Manufacture world

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 Sascha Csoti

How did you get into printing?

I am working for a paper trading company. This includes printing more or less.

What do you like most about your job?

The personal contact with clients and the possibility to create and build up new business ideas.

What is the worst thing about your job?

No time to rest. You always have to keep thinking about the future.

What would be your dream job?

I have it already.

What do you like about living in the UAE?

The hospitality and freedom of business.

What is your favourite

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

nida awan

How did you get into printing?

I have been working with Tecom for 4 years, which has various entities focusing on printing and advertising

What do you like most about your job?

I love being in sales, focusing on media which is very interesting

What is the worst thing about your job?

That I have to drive all the way from Sharjah

What would be your dream job?

Owning an advertising company

What do you like about living in the UAE?

I have lived here all my life, I like the cosmopolitan feel of the place