Hussain Sajwani Sees Continued Growth In DAMAC

Hussain Sajwani is Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, a property development firm based out of the United Arab Emirates. They are renowned for their many opulent properties throughout Europe and the Middle East.

 

With a deal signed between DAMAC and the Trump Organization, and therefore associated with the President. A question posed by CNBC concerning whether a decision the President made on Jerusalem could affect the firm. To which Hussin Sajwani remarked that he does not see an impact on their business. With the first of two golf courses built as a result of the deal, DAMAC is pleased with the design and quality thus far. They also expect positive results in the next results announcements.

 

On the matter of DAMAC looking to sell a 15% stake in the company, Hussain Sajwani acknowledged that to create liquidity they are willing to sale. Though, the actual percentage would depend on several factors like timing, price and the overall market. In effect, the stake in the company could fall anywhere as a result.

 

Hussain Sajwani also quieted any anxieties of overcapacity in the market. He asserts that they have half a million units in permanent tenure, and are up by at least 3% to 4%. With a need for 15,000 units a year, they only produce about 10,000 units. Even moving forward they only see total output at 10,000 to 12,000, so looking at the market overall there is room for growth. Hussain Sajwani believes this will result in a stable market, especially when compared to the real estate market crash in 2008/2009.

 

It was also added, in Hussain Sajwani’s interview with CNBC that there is a desire to expand throughout Europe and North Ameria where he sees a lot of opportunity for the company.

 

Hussain Sajwani is in the top ten of the World’s Richest Arab Billionaires, according to Forbes. He graduated from the University of Washington on a government scholarship having been one of few students in the UAE to achieve this. He comes from an entrepreneurial background thanks to his father, who sold watches, Parker Pens, shirts and other goods made in China in a shop he owned.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and Their Passionate Drive to Fight Against Injustice Against Immigrants

There are many passionate people in our midst. Some of them we see in plain sight.Some of them are hidden, preferring to work in the background. Some of them are doing their best to change the wrong things and wrongdoings in the society.

Two of the most prominent people today who do their best to make sure that justice is served to where it is due are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the founders of FrontPage Confidential and the Frontera Fund.

The Joe Arpaio Pardon

One of the most striking news today about the two journalists above has something to do with the pardon of Joe Arpaio. You see, Joe Arpaio was instrumental in the career of Michael and Jim.

If it weren’t for him, there would probably no controversy at all, and there would be no urgency to create the news journal Front Page Confidential.

The two journalists’ involvement with Joe Arpaio happened when Joe, a former Sheriff, illegally detained the two journalists because he suspected them of illegal social activism in their region.

However, it should also be noted that the two journalists were already showing their adamant protest against what Joe Arpaio had been doing in their region. Joe Arpaio was said to be abusing his power, and the two journalists were exposing it.

With that said, Joe Arpaio was sentenced guilty because of a technicality issue in the court proceedings where he was filed with contempt. However, this verdict was not fully initiated because President Donald Trump pardoned Mr. Arpaio.

Asked for a response, Michael and Jim said that the act of pardon just shows that President Trump is just as corrupt as Joe Arpaio and is an indication of how corrupt the administration can be.

Lacey also added that one of the failures of the justice system is that it doesn’t hold accountable those who have been proven to have done a significant amount of wrong.

About Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

We already know that the Michael and Jim are the two journalists who have shown an incredible amount of dedication for fighting for the rights of the immigrants.

They’re also the man behind the Frontera Fund, which is created using the money that they earned from the settlement amount that they gained after winning against the illegal detention and racial profiling case that was filed against Mr. Joe Arpaio.

Right now, the two journalists are also busy allocating the 3.75 million dollars of money that they got from the Maricopa County, where Joe Arpaio was the sheriff, to advocacies that help immigrants be protected from the abuses of state authorities.

In addition to the Frontera Fund, the two journalists are also managing the journal Front Page Confidential, a news website that covers all the different issues that threaten the first amendment, constitutional rights, and other human rights violations that should not be just left aside.

Truly, the illegal detention that Larkin and Lacey experienced had been used for the positive and had been a cause for initiating advocacies that will prevent others from suffering the same.

Banco Bradesco Appoints A New President

Brandao de Mello resigned in late 2017. He was the chairman of Banco Bradesco. He was the oldest and longest-serving leader in the banking industry as well. When he was resigning, he left strict instructions for his legacy to be maintained. Brandao asked Bradesco’s Management to sustain internal recruitment even when looking for his replacement. It is a strategy he used for Banco to maintain excellent service delivery.

Carlos Temporarily Replaced Brando

Luiz Carlos Trabuco stepped into Brandao’s position. He was the perfect candidate for the job. This is because he was competent and had vast experience in dealing with clients. Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been working with Banco Bradesco for more than ten years. He understands the policies of the bank to the extent of implementing competent strategies according to estadao.com.br. Since his appointment as Brandao’s replacement for the moment, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has proved to be a performer. However, it is against Banco’s rules for one employee to hold two positions.

Bradesco Has a New President

Banco Bradesco recently announced the appointment of a new president. Mr. Octavio De Lazaei Junior will replace Luiz Carlos Trabuco. His appointment followed the resignation of Brandao de Mello, the former chairman of Bradesco. Brandao left room for a new, youthful leader. An official process formalized Mr. Octavio’s appointment. His successor endorsed his nomination.

Octavio’s Appointment

The committee in charge of Octavio’s appointment scrutinized his merits and contribution to the organizations he previously worked with. His input was recognized, and it was noted that he deserved the distinction he received.

Read more: Sucessão no Bradesco deve ocorrer no primeiro bimestre, diz Trabuco

Luiz Retains His Position

On the other hand, Luiz Carlos Trabuco will retain his position as chairman until the next general meeting. The meeting will be held on 12th March 2018. Luiz Carlos Trabuco issued a press statement saying that Octavio had the reporting date and that his service was effective in the next general meeting. He also added that he was not interested in giving more details.

Early Life

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was born in 1951. He served as the president of Banco Bradesco, Brazil’s competitive bank. Luiz Carlos Trabuco joined the bank at a young age. He served as a clerk. In 2015, a magazine called Isto E Dinheiro named him the entrepreneur of the year. He was influential in the banking industry. In 2009, he was added to the list of Brazil’s top 100, most influential chief executive officers.

Education

Luiz Carlos Trabuco graduated from Fundacao School of Politics and Sociology. The school is in Sao Paulo. He also attended UNESP for philosophy. He majored in socio-psychology and sciences. He joined Bradesco when he turned 17. Working as a clerk, he picked strong, leadership traits from executive leaders. He was appointed the marketing manager. Luiz Carlos Trabuco served for eight years. In 1992, Banco appointed him the new chief executive officer.

Overview

In 1998, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was appointed the managing director. He registered impressive performance. The bank elevated him to serve as vice president. During his tenure, Banco Bradesco doubled its revenue. Luiz Carlos Trabuco solidified its leadership.

Check more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,bradesco-anuncia-substituto-de-luiz-trabuco-na-presidencia-do-banco,70002178384

Daniel Taub; His Outgoing Nature And Charisma

All throughout his life, Daniel Taub has enjoyed being in interesting and intriguing positions. Those that make him think outside the box and challenge him. Being a well learned and traveled man, he certainly understands how certain issues need to be handled and especially when it comes to matters related to international law and diplomatic relations.

Daniel belongs to the creme dela creme of international lawyers and diplomats. Born in the United Kingdom, he schooled in the same country and upon graduating with a law degree, went to Israel to start his professional career. He got his first job as a medical officer in the country’s military. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

As much as the job was completely new and unfamiliar to him, he managed to deliver and actually did it exceedingly well. In the same organization, he was offered a job as a legal officer and when he proved his worth at the task, got offered even a bigger and more exciting job as a speechwriter to the President.

Owing to his brilliance in matters diplomacy and international law, the Foreign Ministry recognized him and appointed him as a legal officer. Now, this provided him with a very good footing for his rather illustrious and interesting diplomatic career ahead.

He represented the country in different capacities and was actually very instrumental in striking lasting peace solutions to the war in most places in the Middle East.

Daniel was able to blend his knowledge in international law and use it with diplomacy to make Israeli stand out in every delegation he represented it. In the year 2011 after working for the ministry for many years, he was appointed the country’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.

In his new capacity, he was entrusted with making sure that the country improved its international image and that it also safeguarded its interests better.

He was up to the task and was actually very instrumental in making sure that both countries improved their ties. He was also very outspoken when matters related to the peace conflict in the Middle East were concerned.

At one time, he was quoted saying that Iran’s nuclear weapons agenda needed to be stopped by all countries in the region forming a block.

Daniel’s outgoing nature also prevailed when he started writing books and giving public speeches on different subjects. He is a stickler to hard work and does not fail to take a pro active approach to matters at all times.

Learn more about Daniel Taub:

“Religion should have a place at the negotiating table” says Israeli Negotiator Daniel Taub

http://frenchtribune.com/avis/25611-ambassador-daniel-taub-unravels-balfour-declaration

Louis Chenevert’s Rise to the Top and his Accomplishments

Louis Chenevert is considered one of the most influential businessmen in the world. The legacy he left in the UTC is a legendary one. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Louis Chenevert attended the HEC Montreal, which is affiliated with the University of Montreal. Here, he studied Production Management which he clearly not intended to let go to waste.

He got a job with General Motors immediately after school, where he worked for 14 years. In 1993, he was hired by an engine manufacturing company: Pratt & Whitney. During his time here, his hard work led to his promotion to the President of the Company. This is because during the time of his employment to the company, it was a recession period and he managed to improve the performance of the unit he was serving.

Pratt & Whitney was a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). His performance as the President of Pratt & Whitney led to his nomination as the CEO of UTC. In UTC, he improved the value of the impressive shares of the firm to $117 which were initially $37 when he joined. He also made significant acquisitions in the firm that greatly improved the domination of UTC in the market.

While in UTC, Louis Chenevert knew that the only way he could achieve his goals in the company was through the assistance of the employees. This is why when other companies were busy conducting layoffs to maintain their businesses in the market, he moved the employees of UTC to Connecticut.

Aware of the rising Global Warming, Louis Chenevert took a step that he advised the other firms to take. He reduced the water consumption by 53% and the greenhouse gases emission by 26%. As a result, the products of UTC became eco-friendly and became marketable to other nations around the world.

During his reign, Louis Chenevert was awarded severally for his success. After his nomination as the CEO of UTC, the National Building Museum awarded him in 2009. In 2011, the HEC Montreal awarded him with a doctorate honoris causa. In the same year, the Space Technology magazine and the Aviation Week named him ‘’Person of the Year’’.

Canadian Business Executive Lori Senecal

Canadian-born businesswoman Lori Senecal became the CEO of the advertising company CP&B Global in March of 2015, and under her direction, the company gained more worldwide popularity, as well as more clients. Due to her years of experience in business management, and her sharp organizational skills, she was successful at boosting Global’s revenue by 21% during the time she was in a leadership role at the agency.

 

Although she decided to retire from the world of advertising last year, she’s expressed that she achieved more than she expected to while she was involved with Global. Lori Senecal also said that she feels very confident about the future of the company. CP&B Global, which was founded by Sam Crispin, who later formed a partnership with Chuck Porter and Alex Bogusky, hence the initials CP&B, was founded in 1988, and some of the ad agency’s biggest clients are Burger King, American Airlines and Best Buy.

 

While Lori Senecal was with the company, she used creative strategies and techniques to attract the attention of potential buyers, and because of this, she managed to retain clients and increase Global’s presence in many parts of the world. She used digital marketing strategies that included placing ads on social media platforms and on Google, and it was this technique that brought her clients more customers and sales. Due to her many years as an effective and innovative leader, she has received lots of recognition, and has been presented with several awards that honor excellence in the business world. One of those awards was the Quantum Leap Award, which she won in 2013. Check out Adweek to see more.

 

Lori Senecal is a graduate of Montreal’s McGill University, where she majored in Marketing and Finance. Lori was a top executive in a number of other companies before she was called upon to join CP&B Global, one of them being KBS, which she became the CEO of in 2009. She has accomplished quite a bit since she entered the world of marketing, and she has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the business industry. She’s stated that she is content with the decision she made to retire.

See more: http://www.cpbgroup.com/who-we-are/lori-senecal

 

Trump Pardons Arpaio But That Isn’t The End of This Story

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has long been known as America’s toughest sheriff has once again proven that the rules of the system don’t apply to him. No longer the Sheriff after 24 years with the title, Arpaio was convicted of the federal felony of criminal contempt by a Federal Judge. President Trump has decided to pardon Arpaio with no jail time or other consequence.

Arpaio was the law in Maricopa County for many years. He was known for his strong arm tactics and racial profiling of Hispanics and Latinos. Arpaio is a staunch advocate for erasing illegal immigration by any means, even if it means violating civil or human rights.

When he lost his 7th bid for re-election, many thought it was a turning point in his getting away with corrupt police work.

One such act that reflected Arpaio’s disregard for the law was the case against Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. These two successful businessmen have long been advocates for the Hispanic and Latino population in their state and beyond. Lacey and Larkin who own the media group, Village Voice Media publish a newspaper called the Phoenix Sun.

This publication has exposed the misdeeds of Sherrif Arpaio and his department for many years, which greatly annoyed the great sheriff. The paper printed statistics that proved racial profiling focused on Hispanics and Latinos. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

When the Phoenix Sun learned that a grand jury has been set up to target the paper, its editors, reporters, and subscribers, Lacey and Larkin decided to make it public. They knew this was a risk but they felt strongly that the first amendment rights were in jeopardy.

In response to exposing, Arpaio had his friends in the County Attorney Office to issue arrest warrants. Lacey and Larkin were both arrested at their homes on October 18th, 2007. Carried away in unmarked cars with Mexican plates, the two were booked and placed in jail.

Public outcry over the arrests was intense and the two men were released in less than a day. Thus began a long court case that Lacey and Larkin refused to give up on. They were finally completely exonerated by the 9th Court of Appeals in 2012 when the court ruled they had been unlawfully arrested and detained without any probable cause.

The pair were awarded $3.7 million dollars in an undeniable victory against the police system in Maricopa.

Many people would have been satisfied with this settlement and gone back to their lives as usual. Lacey and Larkin, however, decided to take most of the money and create the Frontera Fund.

This organization has been a powerful force in the protection of individual rights of minorities. Lacey and Larkin have vowed to continue their fight in defense of the first amendment and human rights.

President Trump pardoned Arpaio, in spite of the allegations and documented proof of his illegal ways. Arpaio has long been a supporter of Trump, dating back to the “Birther’ controversy regarding President Obama.

It seems his devotion has proven very helpful, but it is good to know that there are still men like Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who defend those who can’t always defend themselves.

Billboard Magazine Recognizes Desiree Perez

As one of the hardest working women in Hip-Hop, and in the music industry in general, Desiree Perez was acknowledged at the end of 2017 in Billboard Magazine’s expansive ‘Top Women Executives in the Music Industry’ list. Alongside such notable names as Atlantic Records CEO, Julie Greenwald, and Universal Music Group’s Executive VP, Michele Anthony, Desiree is proclaimed one the industries best of the best. Perez has long made a name for herself in the business side of the industry by being a tough negotiator, intelligent business woman, and the multi-faceted, quick witted, corporate arm of Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter himself.

Perez has a long history with the multi-platinum selling rapper, and has many times been called ‘the woman behind the man’ in terms of Carter’s business successes. Perez’s presence and business savvy have been so influential on Jay that many argue without her keen sense for negotiation Hov would have never gone from all star Emcee to the Hip-Hop mogul he is today. Desiree’s inclusion in the Hova Circle of Influence, a select grouping of Jay’s most trusted managers across the board of his companies and corporations, along with her place within Rihanna’s notoriously tight nit circle, showcase just what a industry powerhouse Perez is.

She has achieved these business relationships by knowing her skills and sticking by them. Her most recent conquest, for legendary Hip-hop label, Roc Nation, for whom Perez sits as the Chief Operating Officer, was the renewal of a lucrative contract between the company and LiveNation. Perez also served as the negotiator of the original deal ten years ago, which subsequently proved profitable for both sides, as has the latest renewal. Perez also traversed a Samsung touring partnership with Roc Nation artist Rihanna, resulting in the founding of a business relationship and personal friendship between the two.

About Desiree: Twitter.com/desireeperez01

Malcolm CasSelle Introducing the Future of the Gaming Industry

Tokenization of in-game items is the future of the gaming industry. Worldwide Asset eXchange has been spearheading this agenda which will not only give gamers the liberty to own virtual assets, but it will also fractionalize player profits from centralized exchanges, create an avenue for games which were unable to transfer assets and at the same time lower transaction costs. However, tokenization comes with a lot of challenges such as monitoring tokens and ensuring that those on the blockchain are tied to their chains. WAX has put measures to curb this by making token holders responsible for transferring items through the Transfer Agents. Transfer agents are then taken to task by a supervisory committee known such as rating systems, delegated stake consensus algorithm, and Guilds.

 

Decentralization of governance will allow gamers to own assets from their icons such as a Babe Ruth baseball card, an Aston Martin from a James Bond Movie or even Michael Jordan’s NBA shoes that he wore while winning a championship game. With Guilds providing oversight, Transfer Agents will specialize in the delivery of assets.

 

About Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle is the Chief Technology Officer and President of New Ventures at tronc, Inc. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and later advanced his studies at Stanford University where he graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Science. Malcolm CasSelle began his career at MediaPass where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. He also worked at Xfire which is a social network for gamers as the CEO. He held top positions at Tencent, a gaming giant in China. He served as the director of Capital Union Investments in Hong Kong. Malcolm is a proud co-founder of Netfoir Company which was the first of its kind to be incorporated into the AOL Greenhouse Program. He was also part of the founding team of Pacific Century Cyberworks. Before New Ventures, Malcolm was the General Manager and Senior Vice President of Digital Media of SeaChange International. Malcolm CasSelle is an icon in the gaming industry. Besides gaming, Malcolm has also invested in other companies like Zynga, Facebook, and Bitcoin.

Nathaniel Ru And His Partners Have Pioneered A Model Green Restaurant Called Sweetgreen

For the few years that Sweetgreen food chain has been in operation, it has managed to create a name for itself when it comes to healthy living.

The enterprise’s restaurants offer fresh salads and other organic foods that come straight from the garden to the customer’s table. According to one of the CEOs, Nathaniel Ru, the company is working to ensure that it feeds healthier portions to as many people as possible.

With over 40 branches in different locations across the United States, Sweetgreen has ensured that it leverages the power of computer technologies and the internet for efficient service delivery.

Nathaniel Ru and his partners believe that technology is an integral part of the provision of services at Sweetgreen. The green retail chain is backed by some of the most distinguished investors such as Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer.

The trio has employed some of the most innovative management strategies in their company. They had to re-think the whole aspect of management and in the process; they discovered that they wouldn’t require the main headquarters.

Nathaniel Ru and his partners decided to implement a decentralized system of the directorate. Sweetgreen has also implemented a unique strategy in which they close their management offices at least five times a year to ensure that all members of staff get a chance to work in the hotels.

The faces behind Sweetgreen are entrepreneurs Jonathan Neman, Nathaniel Ru and Nicholas Jammet. The trio met while attending an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University.

The three entrepreneurs were able to forge lasting friendship because they all had the same business background owing to the fact all were born of immigrant parents who run family enterprises.

The Georgetown area was quite an interesting place, but Nathaniel Ru and his friends always faced the challenge of finding a restaurant that served healthier foods and was fun to hang around. This problem pushed them to come up with Sweetgreen and them setup the first hotel in the Georgetown area.

At first, business was quite challenging given the fact that they were trying to learn the market and break even at the same time. Nathaniel Ru knew that the company was poised for success when they survived the first winter break. During this period, students break for winter holidays leaving businesses with fewer customers.

Nathaniel Ru is evidently one of the most vocal and popular co-CEO of the three. He also serves as the company’s co-chief executive officer. Nathaniel draws a lot of inspiration from his role model Kevin Plank.