Based out of Los Angeles, Livio Bisterzo is known as an Italian Businessman, with family close to heart (married with three kids) and engineering snack product change – meet organic chickpea puffs.
Currently the CEO of Green Park Holdings, Bisterzo also lived in London at one point, attending art school before arriving in the United States – primed for business.
Always interested in marketing, the majority of Bisterzo’s experience was based on hospitality and consumer brands – with a foray into lifestyle businesses.
The foray turned into a thriving line of organic snacks, the colorfully wrapped packages with bold graphic lettering, designed specifically to target the spending habits of millennials, the group wielding the most buying power at the moment – replacing a massive, aging baby boomer population.
Green Park Holdings was founded on principles and motivating factors that were dear to Bisterzo’s heart, innovation in the health and nutrition sector. The focus of the company lies directly in line with the beliefs of Bisterzo, a brand of food and drinks that are good for you – “better for you.”
As Green Park Brands grew, strong in the vision of bringing about industry change, the first brand Hippeas was launched. This was a chickpea product, created to change the way people eat and snack. Bisterzo believes that there is an emotional connection to snacking, addressing this issue with purpose, that the snack is designed to “deliver a very powerful emotional storyline to its millennial audience.”
Livio Bisterzo has more than the consumers of the United States in mind. The focus is global domination, spreading organic chick pea puffs to people across the world. “HIPPEAS has everything it takes to become the next globally loved snack brand.”
Learn more about Livio Bisterzo: https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/331402/livio-bisterzo-to-convert-mayfair-pub-into-italian-restaurant
If you are thinking of a white collar entrepreneur who rose from modest beginnings, Hussain Sajwani is one of them. The globally acclaimed real estate magnate rose from a simple business background to become one of the richest men on the planet.
Today, Sajwani is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of DAMAC Properties Co. LLC, a company he founded in 2002. Previously, the DAMAC owner had held a position at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Even before he left for overseas education, the real estate mogul used to trade timeshare apartments in Dubai.
As fate would have it, Hussain Sajwani’s star was destined for big business. His studious wit earned him a scholarship to study in the US in 1978. After graduating with an Industrial Engineering and Economics degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, he tried out a job in Abu Dhabi. Afterward, he grew a penchant for selling services and this is where his catering company was founded. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/03/01/the-donald-of-dubai-hussain-sajwani-interview/#1b049a722f15
The firm flourished after landing lucrative contracts to supply food to American forces in the Middle East, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. The company, Global Logistics Services, is still up and running up to date. Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg
There’s no doubt that Sajwani’s business acuity was always above par. He took advantage of a decree by the Dubai government that allowed foreigners to acquire property in the Emirates.
Business was booming, and he managed to close apartment units in his entire 38-floor skyscraper in just six months. In the sector, Sajwani built himself a reputation that attracted top end business people including Donald Trump even before he became president.
In less than three decades, Hussain Sajwani family entrepreneurial success is nothing less than a mystical phenomenon. He marshaled Damac’s prowess in the financial services sector and made significant inroads into the insurance industry.
By 2014, the company was valued at $4 billion with Sajwani controlling 85%. Today, the firm’s tentacles run far and wide with offices in over five continents. All this can be attributed to Sajwani efforts as a smart business professional who has a track record that speaks for itself.