Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DAMAC Properties and Farooq Arjomand

The founding chairman and CEO of the Arjomand Group Farooq Arjomand has a family background in imports and exports. After receiving his BA rom Seattle Pacific University with a focus in management, Farooq Arjomand went on to create one of Dubai’s premier regional business groups. Farooq Arjomand also serves as a member of the boards of DAMAC Properties, Amlak Finance, and Al Ahlia Insurance.

Established in 2002, DAMAC builds residential, commercial, and leisure properties in five countries. Since its inception, this luxury real estate developer has constructed over 14,000 units and has over 37,000 in progress, along with 13,000 serviced hotel rooms, apartments and villas. With a completion date scheduled in 2019, the 826-unit Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in Dubai will be built 64 stories high with a rooftop infinity pool and views of the Burj area.

DAMAC Properties has seven board members, and all have backgrounds in economics, finance and other business-related fields.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Growing Advantage of Multilingualism in the Global Marketplace

Based in Dubai, entrepreneur Farooq Arjomand leverages his background in corporate finance and investment banking to lead Arjomand Group, which he founded in 2001. In addition to his education and industry experience, Farooq Arjomand utilizes his proficiency in Arabic, English, Urdu, and Farsi to conduct business with a wide range of partners and clients.

As the corporate global market expands, the advantage of being a polyglot, or one who speaks multiple languages, continues to grow in tandem. Estimates suggest that bilinguals account for more than half of the world population, which supports the notion that three or more languages are needed in order to set oneself apart.

The process of language acquisition increases cognitive abilities; it also fosters the ability of the learner to communicate more genuinely and empathetically with speakers of the target language. Moreover, the skills of multilingualism can help business owners gain access to wider markets and to build channels for revenue that remain unavailable to monolinguals.