Imad Zaouk (85-88F)
In 1988, I went back home for the summer expecting to join the american college in London in the fall but to my surprise my parents had decided to move from Saudi Arabia where my father worked to Lebanon, a decision made because of my father's illness (multiple sclerosis ), so hence my dad could not work any more & had decided to keep me close to him in Lebanon.
Due to the ongoing civil war back home, the colleges did not recognise O levels so I had no choice but to get a freshman degree & had to go to Cyprus were I joined Manor House Descartes School 88-89. After which I joined Beirut University College and graduated in Business Administration.
Started my career as a manager then a F&B manager in Le Pain Quotidien Lebanon.
Decided to seek work elsewhere outside the country so I flew to Dubai worked the same but earned more. Met my beautiful wife, started with her help a general trading company and supplied all the government departments including Dubai police, ambulance, civil defense, airport security, dewa, municipality & economic dept. Till 2009 when the recession hit & the gov. Budgets got slashed..
After investing all of our hard earned savings in properties in India, we decided to shift base & take care of our investments, hence build fences & make sure that our properties were not encroached by neighbours.
In 6 month, bored of the new way of life, we decided to do something with our free time & became dealers for Hyosung Bikes for all Kerala India. It was an amazing opportunity for me to dwell in my childhood bike fantasies, being a foreigner & riding big bikes made me famous & our business flourished.
After 4 years we sold the business & now we are planning to shift base again to the UK to enjoy our retired life in class.