-The Esquire 100 - Ahmed Baki
“Dream without fear, and live without limits” – that’s the motto Ahmed Baki lives his life by, and one that has helped propel him to a successful career as one of the youngest regional directors of sales and marketing in the region for some of the world’s biggest hotel groups.
While he is often described as the hardest working man in the room, for Baki, success comes from passion and perseverance rather than talent or qualifications. “I am inspired by people who attempt things, fail, and keep getting up until they succeed,” he says. “That’s how success becomes a habit.”
The value of perseverance is something that is deeply instilled in Baki, who attributes it to a lifetime of learning and training in martial arts, including judo and taekwondo. As the founder of Claviger, a luxury travel consultancy, he continues to drive the industry in the region forward via expertise, innovation, and above all, passion.