Inside Mintminds — taking the pulse of Samy Amara

Curious to get to know who we really are? In this short blog series we will share personal accounts of the people working in our organisation, what makes them get out of bed in the morning and what makes them tick as humans and professionals.

First out is Samy Amara, partner at Mintminds and responsible for Business Transformation

What does Mintminds stand for in your view?

Over the years I have led a number of projects to deliver organisational transformation, and many attention is given to the most important element for success; the people, whose lives are affected by the change. At Mintminds we combine classical project management approaches, rooted in years of experience and science, with methods that allow for every organisation to fully bring out the collective wisdom and know-how in its people. Bringing this together is an art that requires a range of skills, and I feel fortunate to be able to devote my time to these different aspects of organisational change every day.

When was the last time you laughed so hard that you almost cried?

I was working with a client lately, where we were exploring different offerings for their customers. Creativity and curiosity led us to play with some ridiculous options, that made no sense, however gave us bundles of energy and inspiration to gain progress on the task at hand.

If you could choose anyone to be your mentor, who would that be?

Elon Musk. His courage and intelligence has driven him to turn his vision into action. His innovation, to take highly cutting-edge and disruptive technological developments, that previously were only imaginable, and make them reality, is truly inspiring.

What is your biggest dream in life?

To build an organisation based on partnership, founded on the principles of collective development and a sense of community, that transforms the work experience for people in a sustainable way.

Quick facts about Samy:

What I drink: Slowly squeezed fruit juices, I include wine in this category

What I eat: Cordon bleu

Where I travel to: My next destination is Hamburg

What I do on a Sunday morning: Various sports such as cycling or golfing or relaxing with a good cup of coffee and a newspaper


Published on www.mintminds.ch by Louise Rönnerdahl, June 7th 2018