Q&A with Ahmed Hazem Dakroury, CEO @ Falak Startups

Exclusive Trusted Magazine Q&A with Ahmed Hazem Dakroury, CEO @ Falak Startups




How could you describe your career path in few words?


I had a very interesting career that started with an entrepreneurial experience and is currently at a position where I get to work closely with entrepreneurs and celebrate their successes as I would have celebrated mine, between the two I have experienced working in great companies that have helped me amass some learnings and tools which I use to empower the founders I work with.


When you get surprised by unusual or uncertain context, what do you think?


Working in this field you get accustomed to surprises to a point where you could get surprised when there is nothing surprising going on for some time.

I am an avid diver, and something I learned from that hobby is that in case of any unexpected situation you what you should do is to Stop, Think and Act, this applies to business situations as well. Stop and take in all the available information, Think and analyze to consider and decide on the best possible strategy and reaction, then act or in other words execute, of course if the situation requires a response, sometimes the best response is to do nothing.


What’s the most important key success factor for you based on your experience?


The most important key to success is to define what success is to you, it is different for most people and certain faces of success is not meant for everyone and whatever it is, the needs to be defined by something that you will enjoy doing regardless of the outcome and something that you are passionate about so align your skills and motivation with something that you truly believe in, dedicate yourself to it and you will most probably achieve the success you want, and in the worst case you would have spend your effort with purpose.


What would be the major pitfall that may undermine the success of a leader?


Not creating an environment of trust and continuous development. Leaders are not ones who give the answers but rather the ones who guide people to become better versions of themselves, help them unlock new areas of their talents, give them the opportunity to grow in skills and mindset to tackle problems bigger than themselves. Anything other than this is a failed leadership experience.

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