Esquire Gent's Evening: The Entrepreneurs
The latest edition of Esquire’s on-going Gentlemen’s Evening series continued last month in the form of a ‘Lessons From Entrepreneurs’ event. Hosted at the suitably stylish Marina Social, an invite-only audience was treated to an inspiring talk from a panel that featured some of Dubai’s most savvy businessmen.
After an entertaining opening speech from the Michelin-approved celebrity chef Jason Atherton, introduced by Esquire executive editor Matthew Priest, the evening’s main event saw a roundtable discussion hosted by Esquire editor-in-chief, Jeremy Lawrence.
The panel was awash with talent. It featured Petrochem founder Yogesh Mehta, Fashion Forward founder Ramzi Nakad, Plan B founder Harmeek Singh, and Charles Blaschke, co-founder of Taka Solutions and the Middle East winner of The Venture, a global social-entrepreneurship competition backed by Chivas. These four inspiring business leaders shared stories of their careers and insights into what it is to be an entrepreneur in the Gulf today.
As with all Esquire events, the sharp-dressed attendees were plied with canapes and cocktails courtesy of Marina Social and Chivas Regal. The crowd was also more than happy to eagerly eye the latest collection of elegant men’s shoes from the evening’s sponsors, Christian Louboutin.
All in all, it was a fitting mix of style and substance.