When you’re Passionate about Ice Cream

Describe yourself.

My name is Haitham Alghunaim. I am an engineer by qualification but I work in the field I love.

What differentiates you from other men?

I don’t think I can specify what distinguishes me from others, as I don’t compare these things. I leave it to those who know me. But I believe that every man has his own unique personality.

What are the three things you are most passionate about in life?

  1. 1. Music
  2. Engineering
  3. Travel

Where are you working currently?

Currently I manage several businesses within my family business, but the one closest to my heart is Frost. I decided to go into the business because I’ve loved ice cream since childhood. I achieved my childhood dream when I opened this shop and saw its success.

Why did you choose ice cream?

Since my childhood there has been a love story between me and ice cream. During holidays and travel with my family to France and Italy, ice cream was my favorite dessert. I tasted many flavors until I figured what I love. After several years when I was in Arizona some of my friends took me to Frost. I did not expect the flavors to be as tasty as the ones I tried in Europe. But I was surprised at how tasty the flavors were! I then decided that this brand should be available in Kuwait and the Gulf states. In 2013 I opened the first store at The Avenues Mall. There is a plan in place to expand in Kuwait and the neighboring countries.

What is your favorite flavor in Frost?

I prefer pistachio in gelato and strawberry in sorbet.

Who is an elegant man in your view?

It is the man who wears what reflects his personality and makes him feel confident and comfortable; regardless of the brand.

Who is your idol in life?

My parents because they taught me to love the simple things in life.

How do you spend your leisure time?

In the gym.

Who is your favorite designer?

Prada.

Advice you would give to new entrepreneurs.

You must have passion and patience to succeed. Success does not come easily.

What is your life’s motto?

One day at a time.

Define beauty.

Beauty is proportional. It cannot be confined or defined.

What do you think about fashion?

I love fashion, because it is a means of self-expression and an art.

Do you think that there is a connection between fashion and food?

Yes, there is a connection between fashion and food in the way of presentation. They are both a form of art.

Which is your favorite footwear brand?

Tod’s.

Three items of clothing every man should have:

  1. Blue jeans
  2. White shirt
  3. Navy blue sweater

Is there a new project you are working on currently?

Yes, I am currently working on developing a new concept of salads.

Your dream car.

Porsche.

Your dream watch.

Patek Philippe.

What is your favorite item?

Rolex GMT-Master II.

A suit you would like to own.

A navy blue suit from Prada.

A trip you will never forget.

A trip to Brazil and Argentina.

Are you currently reading a book?

I’m reading The Song Machine by John Seabrook.

A country you will visit again.

USA.

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