Dr Saad Al Barrak has been a pioneer of the Arab renaissance as the most prolific catalyst of private enterprise in the Arab world over the past 15 years. His achievements, entrepreneurial skills and unique management style at the helm of the largest telecommunication company in the Middle East and Africa have been well documented and recognised by countless media organisations across the globe.
Author of ”A Passion for Adventure-Turning Zain into a Telecom Giant”, his first book published by: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, is a fast-paced story, full of tips on leadership, business philosophy and personal values for those wishing to succeed in the Middle East and beyond. It reveals his strong personal values and demonstrates a uniquely Arab approach to business, outlining his professional career achievements and a business philosophy based on ‘chaos by design’, tapping human creativity and eschewing formal structures. Dr Al Barrak explains the origins of his approach in boyhood experience in the souks of his native Kuwait, how it was shaped by higher education in the United States and England, and honed in the adversity of occupation and war.
Today, Dr Al-Barrak is a much sought out motivational and management speaker at prestigious higher educational institutions, industry conferences and corporate events across the globe.
At the end of 2010, Dr Al Barrak founded ‘ILA’, an advisory firm capitalizing on the emerging opportunities arising from the convergence between IT and telecoms.