UAE-based Switch Foods founder Edward Hamod story unfolds as a symphony of familial heritage, global insights, and a steadfast commitment to sustainability, painting a vivid portrait of an entrepreneur fueled by impact.
Born into a world of entrepreneurship, Edward Hamod’s narrative was woven with threads of innovation from the start. Hailing from Syria, a lineage of entrepreneurs surrounded him. “I grew up in a family business environment,” Hamod reflects, tracing the roots of his entrepreneurial spirit. This familial tapestry kindled the spark that would guide him through a lifelong journey and fostered a fascination with creating value, steering one’s destiny, and leaving an indelible mark.
Hamod’s experiences took him from the heart of Syria to the expanse of corporate America and Europe. However, his compass always pointed towards his family’s entrepreneurial endeavours. This led to the establishment of AlManal in 2006—a food processing conglomerate that burgeoned into one of Syria’s largest. This chapter marked a pivotal juncture where Hamod’s entrepreneurial spirit found new dimensions. “The idea was always to take it back to Syria and continue to grow and expand the family business,” he explains.