Conversations with Loulou

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Loulou Khazen Baz, an entrepreneur, investor and mother based in Dubai draws on her professional and personal experiences over her two-decade career to discuss business, leadership, startups and technology from a Middle Eastern lens. To learn more, visit the show's website: www.conversationswithloulou.com and you can follow Loulou on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @louloukhazen

Episodes
09 / 04 / 2023

On inflation and what it means to us with Binod Shankar


The post Covid era has been an eventful one with rising inflation, a war in Europe, choppy markets and a severe correction in the startup world with both private - public valuations plummeting. That precipitated the collapse of 5 banks within a few weeks including the #1 global startup bank; Silicon Valley bank. I invite my friend and finance expert Binod Shankar - an ex-finance director, ex-founder, executive coach and market analyst on Bloomberg - CNBC - to talk to us about inflation, bank failures and what it means for us as business leaders and individuals living in the GCC. When will inflation taper? when will the good times roll again? what are some prudent investment strategies given the choppy market? In this conversation Binod simplifies some of the macro economic terms, discusses bank failure and contagion risk, provides advice and lots of laughs!
To leaner more about Binod visit: www.therealfinancementor.com
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
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00:53:36
26 / 03 / 2023

Building a global electric vehicle company from the UAE


Adam Ridgway, a British expat, moved to the UAE 15 years ago to pursue his career in TV and like most entrepreneurs to be, he realized that he needed autonomy to unleash his creativity. He went on to launch and exit several businesses in branding and publishing until his passion for bikes led him to launch One Moto (https://one-moto.com/), a global electric vehicle startup from the UAE. Adam is the quintessential entrepreneur; visionary, bold, resourceful, resilient and with a strong bias to action. In just under 2 years, One Moto is producing ~10,000 fully modular electric bikes and vans on a monthly basis and selling across 6 markets. One Moto recently secured a $150Mn financing to expand their vehicle leasing offering and has already won several awards. This is a story in the making and we look forward to see One Moto soar.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
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00:54:36
26 / 03 / 2023

E49: Building a global electric vehicle company from the UAE


Adam Ridgway, a British expat, moved to the UAE 15 years ago to pursue his career in TV and like most entrepreneurs to be, he realized that he needed autonomy to unleash his creativity. He went on to launch and exit several businesses in branding and publishing until his passion for bikes led him to launch One Moto (https://one-moto.com/), a global electric vehicle startup from the UAE. Adam is the quintessential entrepreneur; visionary, bold, resourceful, resilient and with a strong bias to action. In just under 2 years, One Moto is producing ~10,000 fully modular electric bikes and vans on a monthly basis and selling across 6 markets. One Moto recently secured a $150Mn financing to expand their vehicle leasing offering and has already won several awards. This is a story in the making and we look forward to see One Moto soar.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
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00:54:36
12 / 03 / 2023

E48: How to raise resilient girls with Carine el Khazen Hadati


Happy International women-s day! I wanted to address the topic from a mental health perspective and I wanted to hold a conversation that would be beneficial to both men and women. I chat to Carine el Khazen Hadati, a leading clinical psychologist in Dubai about raising girls that become resilient, content and independent women. We discuss the behaviors that we parents should be modeling at home, dealing with eating disorders in kids and adults, and catching ourselves as we repeatedly judge and shame women. The messages in this conversation are simple, yet very powerful. A must listen to episode for a genders, particularly those who are raising children.
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00:55:55
12 / 03 / 2023

How to raise resilient girls with Carine el Khazen Hadati


Happy International women-s day! I wanted to address the topic from a mental health perspective and I wanted to hold a conversation that would be beneficial to both men and women. I chat to Carine el Khazen Hadati, a leading clinical psychologist in Dubai about raising girls that become resilient, content and independent women. We discuss the behaviors that we parents should be modeling at home, dealing with eating disorders in kids and adults, and catching ourselves as we repeatedly judge and shame women. The messages in this conversation are simple, yet very powerful. A must listen to episode for a genders, particularly those who are raising children.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:55:55
27 / 02 / 2023

E47: Hossam Allam on food security and safeguarding our future


Hossam is a marine oceanographer turned climate fund manager. We discuss the nature economy, regenerative farming, insect protein, food security and why the Middle East and Africa region is particularly vulnerable vis-a-vis the Global North. A truly educational conversation and a wake up call for all of us to safeguard our planet which is -teetering on bankruptcy-.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
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00:53:49
27 / 02 / 2023

Hossam Allam on food security and safeguarding our future


Hossam is a marine oceanographer turned climate fund manager. We discuss the nature economy, regenerative farming, insect protein, food security and why the Middle East and Africa region is particularly vulnerable vis-a-vis the Global North. A truly educational conversation and a wake up call for all of us to safeguard our planet which is -teetering on bankruptcy-.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:53:49
13 / 02 / 2023

E46: How to become a better communicator with Nima Abu Wardeh


Nima Abu Wardeh, an award winning journalist and the former BBC World reporter, uncovers some of the tools that she teaches in her media trainings to politicians and business leaders. Nima is on a path to democratize the art of communicating effectively to all. This podcast is a communications masterclass and is a must listen if you are looking to become a better communicator and ultimately get what you want.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:48:19
13 / 02 / 2023

How to become a better communicator with Nima Abu Wardeh


Nima Abu Wardeh, an award winning journalist and the former BBC World reporter, uncovers some of the tools that she teaches in her media trainings to politicians and business leaders. Nima is on a path to democratize the art of communicating effectively to all. This podcast is a communications masterclass and is a must listen if you are looking to become a better communicator and ultimately get what you want.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:48:19
29 / 01 / 2023

E45: Emerging Venture Markets Trends and Predictions


Philip Bahoshy - the Founder - CEO of Magnitt.com - and I unpack the latest Emerging Venture Markets 2022 report recently published by Magnitt. Magnitt tracks startup and investment data across MENA, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan. We discuss venture capital investment trends, winning industries, 2023 predictions and advice for founders. A great way to set the scene for 2023.
For more information visit www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

01:01:18
Conversations with Loulou
79 subscribers

Loulou Khazen Baz, an entrepreneur, investor and mother based in Dubai draws on her professional and personal experiences over her two-decade career to discuss business, leadership, startups and technology from a Middle Eastern lens. To learn more, visit the show's website: www.conversationswithloulou.com and you can follow Loulou on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @louloukhazen

Episodes
09 / 04 / 2023

On inflation and what it means to us with Binod Shankar

The post Covid era has been an eventful one with rising inflation, a war in Europe, choppy markets and a severe correction in the startup world with both private - public valuations plummeting. That precipitated the collapse of 5 banks within a few weeks including the #1 global startup bank; Silicon Valley bank. I invite my friend and finance expert Binod Shankar - an ex-finance director, ex-founder, executive coach and market analyst on Bloomberg - CNBC - to talk to us about inflation, bank failures and what it means for us as business leaders and individuals living in the GCC. When will inflation taper? when will the good times roll again? what are some prudent investment strategies given the choppy market? In this conversation Binod simplifies some of the macro economic terms, discusses bank failure and contagion risk, provides advice and lots of laughs!
To leaner more about Binod visit: www.therealfinancementor.com
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:53:36
26 / 03 / 2023

Building a global electric vehicle company from the UAE

Adam Ridgway, a British expat, moved to the UAE 15 years ago to pursue his career in TV and like most entrepreneurs to be, he realized that he needed autonomy to unleash his creativity. He went on to launch and exit several businesses in branding and publishing until his passion for bikes led him to launch One Moto (https://one-moto.com/), a global electric vehicle startup from the UAE. Adam is the quintessential entrepreneur; visionary, bold, resourceful, resilient and with a strong bias to action. In just under 2 years, One Moto is producing ~10,000 fully modular electric bikes and vans on a monthly basis and selling across 6 markets. One Moto recently secured a $150Mn financing to expand their vehicle leasing offering and has already won several awards. This is a story in the making and we look forward to see One Moto soar.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:54:36
26 / 03 / 2023

E49: Building a global electric vehicle company from the UAE

Adam Ridgway, a British expat, moved to the UAE 15 years ago to pursue his career in TV and like most entrepreneurs to be, he realized that he needed autonomy to unleash his creativity. He went on to launch and exit several businesses in branding and publishing until his passion for bikes led him to launch One Moto (https://one-moto.com/), a global electric vehicle startup from the UAE. Adam is the quintessential entrepreneur; visionary, bold, resourceful, resilient and with a strong bias to action. In just under 2 years, One Moto is producing ~10,000 fully modular electric bikes and vans on a monthly basis and selling across 6 markets. One Moto recently secured a $150Mn financing to expand their vehicle leasing offering and has already won several awards. This is a story in the making and we look forward to see One Moto soar.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:54:36
12 / 03 / 2023

E48: How to raise resilient girls with Carine el Khazen Hadati

Happy International women-s day! I wanted to address the topic from a mental health perspective and I wanted to hold a conversation that would be beneficial to both men and women. I chat to Carine el Khazen Hadati, a leading clinical psychologist in Dubai about raising girls that become resilient, content and independent women. We discuss the behaviors that we parents should be modeling at home, dealing with eating disorders in kids and adults, and catching ourselves as we repeatedly judge and shame women. The messages in this conversation are simple, yet very powerful. A must listen to episode for a genders, particularly those who are raising children.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:55:55
12 / 03 / 2023

How to raise resilient girls with Carine el Khazen Hadati

Happy International women-s day! I wanted to address the topic from a mental health perspective and I wanted to hold a conversation that would be beneficial to both men and women. I chat to Carine el Khazen Hadati, a leading clinical psychologist in Dubai about raising girls that become resilient, content and independent women. We discuss the behaviors that we parents should be modeling at home, dealing with eating disorders in kids and adults, and catching ourselves as we repeatedly judge and shame women. The messages in this conversation are simple, yet very powerful. A must listen to episode for a genders, particularly those who are raising children.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:55:55
27 / 02 / 2023

E47: Hossam Allam on food security and safeguarding our future

Hossam is a marine oceanographer turned climate fund manager. We discuss the nature economy, regenerative farming, insect protein, food security and why the Middle East and Africa region is particularly vulnerable vis-a-vis the Global North. A truly educational conversation and a wake up call for all of us to safeguard our planet which is -teetering on bankruptcy-.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:53:49
27 / 02 / 2023

Hossam Allam on food security and safeguarding our future

Hossam is a marine oceanographer turned climate fund manager. We discuss the nature economy, regenerative farming, insect protein, food security and why the Middle East and Africa region is particularly vulnerable vis-a-vis the Global North. A truly educational conversation and a wake up call for all of us to safeguard our planet which is -teetering on bankruptcy-.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:53:49
13 / 02 / 2023

E46: How to become a better communicator with Nima Abu Wardeh

Nima Abu Wardeh, an award winning journalist and the former BBC World reporter, uncovers some of the tools that she teaches in her media trainings to politicians and business leaders. Nima is on a path to democratize the art of communicating effectively to all. This podcast is a communications masterclass and is a must listen if you are looking to become a better communicator and ultimately get what you want.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:48:19
13 / 02 / 2023

How to become a better communicator with Nima Abu Wardeh

Nima Abu Wardeh, an award winning journalist and the former BBC World reporter, uncovers some of the tools that she teaches in her media trainings to politicians and business leaders. Nima is on a path to democratize the art of communicating effectively to all. This podcast is a communications masterclass and is a must listen if you are looking to become a better communicator and ultimately get what you want.
For more information visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

00:48:19
29 / 01 / 2023

E45: Emerging Venture Markets Trends and Predictions

Philip Bahoshy - the Founder - CEO of Magnitt.com - and I unpack the latest Emerging Venture Markets 2022 report recently published by Magnitt. Magnitt tracks startup and investment data across MENA, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan. We discuss venture capital investment trends, winning industries, 2023 predictions and advice for founders. A great way to set the scene for 2023.
For more information visit www.conversationswithloulou.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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