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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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

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Bonus: Amina Naguib on integrating exercise with happiness, perfecting the B-URN hoodie, and Dr. Seuss

Last week, fitness entrepreneur Amina Naguib told me how a pivotal moment in 2020 has radically changed her approach to life. On this bonus episode, I talk to Amina about how her brand, B-URN, has evolved to offer a holistic health approach to drive happiness.

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Amina Naguib

I’m joined this week by Amina Naguib, fitness entrepreneur and founder of B-URN. Amina tells me how her life’s pivots have taught her the power of stepping back: The pauses are the moments where spirit comes in, where creativity comes in. And those pauses aren't accepted

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Bonus: Mohamed Hefzy on the writing process and supporting indie Arab filmmakers

We’re continuing my conversation with Mohamed Hefzy, award-winning film producer and screenwriter. On this bonus episode, he tells me how his creative process has evolved to bring other people’s screenplays to life under his company, Film Clinic.

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My conversation with film producer Mohamed Hefzy

I’m joined on the show this week by Mohammed Hefzy, the award-winning film producer behind mega hits such as Clash, Sheikh Jackson, Microphone, Paranormal, and Perfect Strangers, to name but a few of the films that make up his incredible catalogue of work.  Hefzy began his career as a

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Bonus: Sir Magdy Yacoub on AI in healthcare & expanding Chain of Hope

We’re continuing my conversation with Sir Magdy Yacoub, ground-breaking cardiologist and founder of the Chain of Hope charity. On this bonus episode, we talk about how AI could transform the healthcare sector, and how Chain of Hope is building a sustainable healthcare platform.

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Sir Magdi Yacoub

Sir Magdi Yacoub has almost single-handedly revolutionsed cardiology from his early days as a junior doctor in London in the 60’s, to retirement from his beloved NHS in 2001. “Pushing frontiers is never easy, because everybody is against you … once you go out beyond what is known,  you are