In the spotlight: 10 questions with Abid Hamid

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Abid Hamid joined Recruitment Entrepreneur as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Over the course of his career, he's worked in more than 35 countries in various CEO roles, as the director of a UK FTSE 250 company and as a non-executive director of multiple recruitment companies. We sat down with him to ask 10 quick fire questions:


What was your very first job?

Working in the Bank of Ireland group in Structured Finance.

What quality do you most admire in people?

Morals, drive, and energy.

What are you currently reading?

History of the Arab Peoples, by Albert Hourani

What mantra do you try to live by?

No maybes.

What is your goal for 2019?

To hit our budget.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird.

Which aspect of Recruitment Entrepreneur are you most proud of?

All of it. But mainly the people.

Any New Year's Resolutions?

To stay alive!

What is your idea of a perfect holiday?

Not seeing anyone.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone applying for investment?

Do your numbers, make sure they work, and understand how they were built.


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