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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 living in this part of the world?
Desert. It sometimes makes me calm down.

What is your favourite phrase?
Dream is always beside you if you don't escape the dream.

What makes you laugh?
My wife's behaviour.


If your could invite anyone to a party, it would

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 - 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

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: 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 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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: 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.

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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