This episode was filmed on the 25th of December 2022.
Heading a conglomerate operating in 17 countries and 13 diverse industries is no simple feat. Alain Bejjani leads 50,000 employees or MAFers as he likes to address them across shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Alain Bejjani led the fundamental shift of Majid Al Futtaim Holding into a strategic architect and institutional shareholder for the group and has been instrumental in transforming the business to be ‘fit-for-purpose’ and sustainably serve the 560 million customers visiting its destinations annually.
In this seventh episode of the BerytechBeat, we have the pleasure of chatting with Alain Bejjani on leading one of the biggest conglomerates in the region, the future of retail when it comes to digitization and artificial intelligence.
He shares inspirational advice for current and potential entrepreneurs on leadership, management and staying relevant to remain competitive.
About the Podcast
The BerytechBeat podcast interviews Lebanon’s most inspiring founders, operators, investors, and innovators. They share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. They also dive into their personal journeys of growth, setbacks, failures, and learnings. Berytech has catalyzed the creation of the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem since its launch in 2002, and in the last 20 years has supported 5000+ entrepreneurs including 1700+ startups and SMEs to start, grow and scale. Show host, Maya Rahal, is Berytech’s Director of Communication and has spent 12+ years supporting and enabling entrepreneurs in Lebanon.