What I Did Next

What I Did Next is a show that explores lives’ pivotal moments. Host Malak Fouad welcomes guests from our region and across a variety of industries to bring you conversations of success, failure, and everything in-between. New episodes every second Tuesday.

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Bonus: Hatem Alakeel on supporting the creative community in Saudi Arabia

We’re continuing my conversation with award-winning design & entrepreneur Hatem Alakeel. On this bonus episode, Hatem tells me how he began supporting the creative community in Saudi Arabia, and his cultural life.

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My conversation with award-winning designer Hatem Alakeel

Hatem Alakeel is an award-winning Saudi designer, fashion entrepreneur & podcast host.

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Bonus: Janan Shihadeh on honing her craft

We’re continuing my conversation from last week with bespoke artist Janan Shihadeh. On this bonus episode, Janan talks art techniques, how she had to adapt to living and honing her craft in Cairo, and we unpack her cultural life. Links * Maison825 by Tala Shalaby and Sara Kalo * Samo Shalaby’

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Janan Shihadeh

Janan Shihadeh is a Palestinian-American bespoke artist and customiser.

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Bonus, with His Excellency Amr Moussa

We’re continuing my conversation with His Excellency Amr Moussa, the former Foreign Minister of Egypt. On this bonus episode, he tells me more about his early life and attending law school.

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My conversation with His Excellency Amr Moussa

Amr Moussa is the former Foreign Minister of Egypt and former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.

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A new season begins March 5

I’m excited to be bringing you a fresh look, and a brand new season of What I Did Next! Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be welcoming a new guest every other week, and we’ll take a deep-dive into their lives’ pivotal moments. We’ll cross-cross the region and

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Wrapping up Season 6

As we come to the end of our season, I’m joined by the show’s producer, Chirag Desai, to look back at some of the highlights from our episodes, and a few common threads among our guests. 💡This episode is brought to you by: EFG Holding, a trailblazing financial

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Bonus: Youssra on the future of the regional film industry

Last week, I spoke to mega star Youssra about the roles that shaped her iconic career, and the secrets to balancing her stardom and her private life. On this week’s bonus episode, Youssra tells me how different the film industry is today compared to when she started out in

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Youssra

My final guest of this season is the one-and-only Youssra, who tells me about her life’s journey from key decisions that led to her breakout success to her ground-breaking acting career that took on societal taboos: In Karakoon Fi El Sharea, we changed the rule that we can build

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Bonus: Ramy Adeeb on volatility in the VC world, and why he didn’t invest in crypto and the metaverse

Last week, entrepreneur and investor Ramy Adeeb told me how his appetite for risk played a pivotal role in shaping his career. On this bonus episode, Ramy shares his insights on the venture capital market, and his entrepreneurial experience with Snip-It and 1984 Ventures.

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Ramy Adeeb

I’m joined this week by Ramy Adeeb, founder and Managing Partner of 1984 Ventures, a firm that specialises in providing seed funding to start-ups. Ramy tells me how important risk taking has been in his career: I don't subscribe to regretting, but if there's one