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Abdalla Al-Dhefairi

Abdalla Al-Dhefairi

I feel honored that all my hard work and accomplishments have been recognized.

 

Please tell us about yourself.
I’m an optimistic 27 year old who enjoys experiencing things for the first time. I’m a risk taker and a believer.

Tell us about your educational background.
I studied in the US at the University of Oregon – Finance major and Economics minor.

Tell us about your family.
We’re 7 brothers and sisters and I’m the middle child with 3 older and 3 younger.

Describe your family support.
I can’t say everyone is aware of exactly what I do but it’s because I don’t like sharing much, but I still do get support, mostly from my sister.

Tell us about your childhood. How did your formative years lead to your success?
Weirdly, I was actually a shy and quiet child. After high school when I travelled to study abroad, I became more social and loved communicating with diverse people and learning about how cultures are so different. I still enjoy that.

Tell us about your earlier work experiences.
I used to work at the National Bank of Kuwait as an auditor. I can’t say I hated it but I just felt it wasn’t for me. I also worked Domestic Credit Operation for Corporate banking.

Tell us a little about your current job.
I am currently the COO, CFO, and CLO (legal).

Tell us about your company.
It’s a startup company and the first stop for early stage businesses.
Ugenegroup is an incubator and one-stop-shop for start-ups. Providing entrepreneurs with all their needs from the idea to the implementation stage; ensuring them a great kick-off. Ugenegroup holds the adequate and robust knowledge, plus the experience in establishing and analyzing all sorts of matters in the management area of startups. Linking you to a team of experts that are certified (and have met a certain criteria) by Ugenegroup which will help in eliminating the obstacles that might arise and entrepreneurs will have a smoother and a faster road to accomplish their dreams.

What lies behind the growth of the company?
Teamwork – building a great relationship with our clients.

How has business been for the company in the past one or two years?
It was very tough and not easy at all in the beginning. I sometimes thought I was going along the wrong path but unfortunately, this didn’t happen. This is because I believe in myself and my team.

Define success.
Success is believing you can do something even when everything works against you. Success is saying you don’t know something and then fighting to learn it, not walking away from it.

What motivates you?
Results and inspirational stories of people and how they got where they are.

What inspired you to be the person you are today?
Helping people, experience, life, and growing up.

How would you like to be remembered?
As a person who always tried his best to lend a hand whenever he could and who never said no if he could help.

Your favourite thing to do?
Experiencing things for the first time and building a relationship with my clients.

Who are your real-life heroes?
Tony Robbins, Mohammed Ali, Howard Schultz.

Describe yourself in three words.
Up for it!

Where do you envision yourself in five years?
Doing the things I love the most and expanding my business.

I believe…
Everything is possible, the sky’s the limit.

What is the secret of your success?
Patience, teamwork and hard work.

Your biggest support?
Allah and my team.

It is said that every inspirational person has been inspired by another, was that the case for you?
Not really!

Your message for other people?
Never give up on anything.

Your hobbies?
Soccer, cycling, hiking, travelling, running.

Your achievements?
Establishing many startups and becoming a mentor for SMEs

I am scared of….
Speaking in public.

What is your favourite holiday spot and why?
United States – Nostalgia.

Your favourite quote?
“Don’t follow where the path my lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trial.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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