Mohed Altrad

About Mohed Altrad

Birth Day: March 09, 1948
Birth Place: Montpellier, France, France
Occupation: Businessman, rugby chairman, writer

Mohed Altrad

Mohed Altrad was born on March 09, 1948 in Montpellier, France, France. When Mohed Altrad immigrated to France from Syria in 1969, he didn't speak French and survived on one meal a day. Now he heads Montpellier-based Altrad Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of scaffolding and cement mixers, with $2.4 billion in revenues and more than 21,000 employees. Altrad's current station is a world away from his beginnings as an orphaned Bedouin in the Syrian desert. Altrad's mother died when he was around 4, and his father disowned him. He was raised by his grandmother, who banned him from going to school. He attended anyway, eventually winning a scholarship to study in France, where he earned an undergraduate degree in physics and math and a Ph.D. in computer science. After stints at tech firms and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, he bought a bankrupt scaffolding manufacturer in southern France with a partner in 1985. Despite knowing nothing about the industry, he led the firm to turn a profit and has expanded ever since. Altrad also owns a majority stake in Montpellier Hérault Rugby and has written three novels, including semi-autobiographical Badawi. Altrad was named Ernst & Young's World Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.
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Popular As Mohed Altrad
Occupation Construction & Engineering
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 09, 1948 (Montpellier, France, France)
Birthday March 09
Town/City Montpellier, France, France
Nationality France

🌙 Zodiac

Mohed Altrad’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Mohed Altrad was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Biography/Timeline

1985

After earning a PhD in computer science at the University of Montpellier, he began working for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, from which he left to buy a scaffolding company in France in 1985. This acquisition morphed into the present-day Groupe Altrad (fr), employer of over 7,000 people, and involved in the scaffolding and cement-mixing industries. Altrad remains chairman of his namesake company, as well as the rugby club Montpellier Hérault Rugby. He has also penned three acclaimed novels. He is unsure of his day of birth, so he recently "picked a date from a hat" in order to celebrate one.

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