Name: Amir Mohamed
Job title: CEO/Co Founder
What made you want to get into brands/advertising/media/marketing?
The opportunity to handle several different roles such as General Management, HR, Purchasing, Production, right to the end result. This field will reflect, test and challenge my ability. I love result.
How did you get into the industry (including relevant qualifications and professional training)?
I studied Business Management and Marketing, I’m interested in understanding what clients need, satisfying them and making a profit in the process.
What was good and bad about your first job?
My first job was working in Ship/Vessel Charter Management. The worst thing was preparing endless reports on the ships position. The best part was a Ship Charterer, I had a special cabin called the owners cabin though I never got to use it.
List your jobs to date
- Espeeduyong a contractor to National Oil company in Malaysia – from runner to Manager, handling operations, marketing and client contracts.
- DB Marine – Managing Director
- MFI-New York- Vice President of Marketing & Operations
- Billadam Group –CEO/Co-Founder
What were the best and worst, and why
To date I have enjoyed all my jobs, as they have given me the necessary skills and experience to start up Billadam and branching out on my own, has by far been the best thing in my career.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My brother, because no matter how difficult things are, he always believed in me and provided advice and support.
Who in the industry do you most admire?
Branson, I think he creates waves in the media with any news story. Also Larry Page and Sergei Brin founders of Google.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
Turning ideas into results and making others believe what I believe in, particularly launching our company Billadam and its first product MobiGreets, the UK’s first animated MMS Christmas greeting service.
On what do you base your success so far?
Great team work, strong entrepreneurial spirit, Planning, Planning, planning . Doing the right thing at the right time. And Luck too.
What are your ambitions?
To take Billadam public, to make it a Global Brand
Change one thing about your job:
Have more money for marketing. Also complete a whole days work in say 3 hours and have more time for my hobbies.
Change one thing about your industry:
Less hype and more result.
Change one thing about the world:
Peace, world peace.
What is your favourite brand?
Zara, Nokia, Virgin, CD, Porche, Nescafe
What is the next big brand in your view?
Apart from MobiGreets?…ahha MobiGreets and A-Z finder , opps wait for our further announcement on that great service soon.
List your “media diet
Financial News from the internet for breakfast, the latest news on Mobile Technology for lunch followed by mobile marketing issues from online news and blogs. Light novels for supper.