Dumindra Ratnayaka

The fearless Former Chief Executive of Etisalat is an avid golfer than does not plan to live too long

What are you most passionate about?
Life

What do you fear the most?
I am fearless

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being who I am

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Is it ok?”

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A day I score less than 100 at golf

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Meeting my wife

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to speak multiple languages

What is your most treasured memory?
The day my kids were born

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be, and why?
My iPad – I am helpless without it

What is your most treasured possession?
My savings and investments

What is your natural talent?
Common sense

Which talent would you most like to have?
To be a better golfer

Which historical figure do you admire most?
None, I am not good at history

What is your motto?
It’s ok to make mistakes, that’s the only way to learn

What was one of your life changing moments?
Being appointed as Chief Executive of Celltel

What do you think has been the strength behind your success?
Integrity and humbleness

When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
I don’t plan to live that long

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Success comes through hard work

Who are your favourite writers?
None, I don’t read much fiction

What impact do you want to leave on the world?
More compassion towards animals

What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty