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Farith Rithauddeen

President
Skali Group
Selangor, Malaysia
Farith Rithauddeen
President
Skali Group
Selangor, Malaysia
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1. What does it mean to you to have been selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow"?

It provides me an opportunity to represent my country, my religion and my people on an international platform. To further understand the common challenges, dreams and opportunities of young individuals like me from different background and regions of the globe.

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2. You have been selected by the World Economic Forum for what you have already done in your life, "holding positions of considerable power, influence and responsability". What are the 3-5 things you are most proud of?

Lets stick to just 3 instead of 5. I am sure there is more to come, although I think more of the opposite will surface much more. But here are three?

1. To survive the Asian Economic Crisis. Now I know how it feels like to have a few cents in your pocket. To show to fellow entrepreneurs that hard work and endurance pays

2. To survive the Dot Com bubble. Have we? To have a common vision and focus on your goals in such a negative environment - on a daily basis, because we know you can never say you are ?out of the woods?

3. To come out from our challenges and tabulations stronger, wiser but with full of humility and to earn the respects of our industry colleagues.

3. The World Economic Forum is "committed to improving improve the state of the world". You will participate in shaping tomorrow's world. What impact would you like to have?

I always believe increasing the wealth of nations and their people would bring peace, tranquility and common respect. As an entrepreneur in the New Economy industry such as the Internet, I believe in maximizing the Internet for individuals and their organizations. Not just for my nation but for other nations too. This is the impact I would like to have.

4. The World Economic Forum is also a forum to discuss the present state of the world economy. What is the analysis you would give?

1. Can we ever achieve Peace? Wars and fights have always ravaged the history of humankind, with such catastrophic impact on human lives. Wars and battles have been waged in the name of religion, class, nations, race, country and much more. New battles will be waged now on new frontiers in an era of globalization where national boundaries and identities disappear. Unfortunately and ironically, in the information world the truth and simple facts is also blurred. Is our history all about constant tension, conflicts and battles?

2. The roller coaster ride of Globalization Globalization and World economic reform towards transparency and better governance will increase the wealth of many people. Economic powers will rise while others will fall. Economic and business cycles will be shortened. How do we survive in such a turbulent environment?

3. A new era for the Islamic World As a Muslim, I can feel the tremendous change and challenges that are about to come. The Islamic world would now have to face its demons such as extremism and others. Are we going to see a new type of Islamic civilization and era?


Farith Rithauddeen
President
Skali Group
Selangor, Malaysia

Nationality: Malaysia

Professional Profile: Provides internet systems web services, venture capital and services on skali.com.
Providing internet infrastructure corporations run their e-business.
Turnover was about $ 1.1 million. One of the few pioneers who survived

Personal Profile:
1. Advisor to Venture 2001, which promotes innovative and successful business models among Malaysians.

2. Co-founder of the New Economic Forum (NEF), a foundation established to promote the development of Internet entrepreneurs or Netpreneurs.

3. Member of the Advisory Boards in both the public and private sectors which focus mainly on Industry and Netpreneur development in Malaysia including TeAM (The Technopreneur Association of Malaysia).

4. Establish Skali's new division and program called SNAP or Skali Netpreneurs Acceleration Program, an initiative for Asian netpreneurs to leverage the pool of SKALI's experience, expertise, resources and business networking. SNAP creates and adds further value for investors, netpreneurs and communities in general by sharing an in-depth knowledge base and widening the reach of Internet opportunities.
Dieser Artikel ist erschienen am 01.02.2002