Prominent business leader Ahmed Dahab has launched a new monthly comments competition, inviting entrants to read his story and share their thoughts for the opportunity to win £250.
Dahab has enjoyed much professional success throughout his career, having made his first million pounds by the age of 33. However, a serious miscarriage of justice led to the entrepreneur being investigated, arrested and jailed repeatedly under charges of money laundering and fraud, which were later proven to be untrue.
This pattern of injustice continued, and Ahmed Dahab eventually left his home country of Kuwait to escape persecution by a corrupt justice system. He now resides in the UK, where he has been able to achieve business success without harassment from the authorities.
Ahmed Dahab entered the business world at a young age, establishing his first company in Kuwait when he was just 19. He began with a small company that bought, assembled and sold parts for computers, before moving into training and consultancy. Over the following years, he was able to expand and grow his business empire, which would come to include a series of restaurants, laundries, beauty salons, supermarkets and a nursery. He later moved into international real estate development, becoming involved in high-profile projects in Dubai and Turkey.
Persecution by the Authorities
Despite – or perhaps, because of – his success in business, Ahmed Dahab attracted the attention of the authorities in 2016. On a business trip to Dubai, Dahab was arrested and accused of fraud and money laundering, accusations the State Security Service arrived at following an investigation that lasted only half an hour.
Dahab was thrown in jail and kept in inhuman conditions, a circumstance that would be repeated several times over the coming months as he repeatedly made bail, before being arrested again and returned to jail while further spurious claims were investigated. Dahab was found not guilty in January 2018, but the persecution continued, prompting his decision to leave his home country and start afresh in the UK.
The in-depth version of Ahmed Dahab’s story has been released as an eBook, The Trials and Tribulations of Ahmed Dahab, with a detailed synopsis available for competition entrants to understand the injustices he has faced throughout his career. There are four prizes of £250 to be won each month for the comments on the story judged to be the most interesting or insightful. Only one entry per person is allowed and entrants must be aged 18 or over and have a valid email address.
For full terms and conditions and the chance to win, visit ahmeddahab.org.