Discover how Ayoub El Hariri’s leadership skills helped him ensure the sustainability of his company, GravTech and overcome the COVID-19 crisis.
AYOUB EL HARIRI, AN INSPIRING LEADERSHIP STORY IN TIMES OF COVID-19.
For over a year, our world has fundamentally changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis has impacted several sectors and thousands of companies around the world. The companies most vulnerable to this kind of crisis are Startups. These newly created businesses find themselves in difficult financial situations, especially since most of them are still beginning and lack good leadership. Since the start of the COVID-19, thousands of Startups have closed their doors and declared bankruptcy; however, some Startups have been able to navigate this tumultuous ocean thanks to the outstanding leadership skills of their CEOs and managers. Among these companies, we find GravTech.
HOW AYOUB EL HARIRI MANAGED TO SAVE GRAVTECH FROM THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
GravTech is a company that manufactures and sells robotic games. Many people were skeptical about the survival of GravTech, especially that Startups around the world are going through the worst financial turmoil since the subprime crisis in 2007-2008. However, GravTech rose to the challenge brilliantly. The keyword in this equation is Ayoub El Hariri, a young Moroccan entrepreneur, and CEO of GravTech. Unlike many Startup CEOs, Ayoub did not give up and was not afraid to face the COVID-19 crisis.
Thanks to his leadership skills and creative work methods, Ayoub has found the right solutions at the correct times to guarantee GravTech’s survival. Ayoub knew that leadership is an essential asset to get through crises but also to achieve professional goals. It is for this reason that the young Moroccan CEO participated in the SME Leaders program. Thanks to this program, Ayoub got a better idea about SMEs and improved his leadership skills inside these structures. The SME Leaders program also gave him a better idea about his weaknesses. Thanks to mentoring, Ayoub benefited from valuable advice that allowed him to get through this COVID-19 crisis. Today, thanks to Ayoub’s leadership, GravTech has made a successful transition from a promising Startup to a large high-tech group corporation integrating industry, technology, and trading.