Today we are doing an interview with our managing director Julian Mamo, GasanMamo’s Managing Director that has been at GasanMamo Insurance since 1987.
Q: If I had to ask you, who is Julian Mamo, how can you sum that up?
A: I’d rather let others draw that conclusion, I am simply “me”.
Q: Glass half empty or half full?
A: Half full
Q: One thing that comes to mind if I had to ask you what a great year it’s been for you?
A: 1st round of O levels at home done and dusted.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: Polo and sailing
Q: What does it give you?
A: Excitement and relaxation – time for myself
Q: How does it pay off?
A: They help keep me active and fit and are both very social hobbies
Q: How much time do you invest in it and is it worth it?
A: Time is very scarce but I dedicate my Saturday afternoons (except in Summer) to polo. Sailing is mainly practiced in Summer.
Q: Anyone in your family that shares your same passion?
A: No Polo is exclusively my space and the family support from a distance, sailing is quality family time.
Q: How would your life be different if you could not do what you love?
A: It would leave quite a hole as I have always been very active with my hobbies and they are a big part of my life.
Q: Any interesting things related to your life passion?
A: I have loads of great memories related to my hobbies. With polo I have traveled and played in many countries particularly amazing was playing in Argentina (the polo capital) and recently playing in Windsor just outside Windsor Castle.
Q: How did you start this hobby?
A: I have been riding since I was 14 and was exposed to polo at 15. I instinctively knew that it was my sport and after I started working I gradually got into the sport.
Q: What is your life ambition? Is it related to your life passion or other?
A: My ambition is health and happiness of those I love. I am happy to adapt to new realities.
Q: What did working in the insurance business teach you?
A: It has taught me a great deal, exposure to so many different realities and aspects of life and work. I have worked with so many wonderful people who have all taught me something unique. Risk and all that goes with it become a part of daily life.
Q: Is there anything you are afraid of?
A: Yes, scuba diving in caves.
Q: If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do?
A: I would love to travel for extended periods and to new places.
Q: Favorite quote?
A: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference – Winston Churchill
Q: Ugly and live forever, or attractive and die in a year?
A: I do not wish to live forever or die in a year, but I would be lying if I said I was not a little vain.
Q: If you could have anyone locked in a room so that you could mentor them for a day, who would you choose and how would you mentor them?
A: I am at the stage in life where I would like to get through to my children, I would like them to benefit from my experience in life… not easy.
Q: If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and what would you do?
A: I can’t think of that I find it totally creepy. I am happy being me and do not wish to be anyone else.
Q: If you had a chance for a ‘do-over’ in life, what would you do differently?
A: It’s a long list but . . . I feel very fortunate and blessed as things stand.