Abe Issa

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Pioneer industry expert Abe Issa, in brief.

November 24, 2023
2 Minutes
Abe Issa

Home: USA.  Age: 40.  Birthplace: Beirut.  Profession: Renewable energy.  Title: chairman. Languages spoken: English and Lebanese.  

Current project: Virtual power plants.  Hobbies: health and fitness, wellness, hiking, Mma, traveling, skiing.  Last book read: King of Capital: the Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, by David Carey and John E. Morris.  

Personality profile: Executive.  What one word or phrase would your closest friend use to describe you? Sales leader.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Fun, loyal, non-judgmental. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutually beneficial.  What is your greatest joy? My kids.  What is your greatest fear? My kids.  What natural talent have you neglected? My business acumen.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Private equity and hedge fund CEOs.  How do you relieve stress? Fitness.  What is your go-to workout? Weight training.

What was your first paying job? Working at a gym.  What was your favorite college course? Investments.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Basketball.  What book have you repeatedly read? So many.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Vision.  Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? Michael Jordan.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Work hard.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Be customer centric.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? AI.  What is your go-to source of news and information? Zerohedge.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The Lebanese civil war.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Business mistakes.

What change would you like to see in the world?

Thriving world economies.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Fund raising.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Be good and thoughtful at your core, but firm and strong.  Lead by example and work hard.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Lebanese Immigrant: Humble Beginnings to the American Dream.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A pro athlete.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? Several.

Personal mission: The success, well-being and good heartedness of my kids.  Personal motto: Let’s go!

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