The moment I meet a VSP it clicks. All feels natural from the beginning. That is how I met VSP Paul Roncken 30 years ago when we lived in Ireland and we are still close buddies. In Korea Mr. Yoo, in Japan Konno san. Also Phoebe and Mme. Chin in Malaysia are all VSPâ€™s. And Edward Khoo in China. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world because I meet more and more VSPâ€™s.â€¦.. (Very Special People).
The essence of meeting a VSP is based on Trust and Respect.
Few weeks ago Bas and Faye worked at the Paul Penders booth at the very busy Arab Health Show in Dubai. Suddenly a man came in the booth simply handing over his business card, saying â€œI want your products for my country. Soon I will come to visit your office in Langkawiâ€, then he disappeared in the crowd of the show. He called a few weeks later with flight arrangements made to see us. And it was such a wonderful visit and I know by heart that we became friends for life.
Mr. Ahamed Rheyas from Sri Lankaâ€¦
Was from a very young age seriously interested to end the suffering from patients who came to his fatherâ€™s clinic. He decided to do something about that situation and started 21 years ago â€œHarcourtsâ€, a company making affordable quality drugs available to all sick and suffering.
Mr. Ahamed relentless build his dream to become the largest drug company in Sri Lanka supplying over 600 drugs with his team of hundreds of sales people who daily visit any store in the country in order to educate about health and affordable drugs.
Now, a nine-story state-of-the-art office tower, a Medical Mall and a sprawling warehouse ensure the capacity for the next 5 yearâ€™s companyâ€™s growth for Sri Lanka. Beside his drug company, his empire consists of Super Drug Stores, a high quality herbal medicine manufacturing also for affordable prices, a â€œConsumer Solutions Companyâ€ for the FMCG sector. Mr. Ahamed is also involved in the hotel & travel business, as well as in advertising and construction. He must be a very busy man!
Yet Mr. Ahamed has higher aspirations than business alone as charity -as promised to his father- goes in big ways with an entire girlâ€™s and a boyâ€™s schools managed and funded by him. He also undertakes a philanthropic activity to enhance educational institution and soon starts a college for pharmacy.
At 46 years of age, Mr. Ahamed is extremely relaxed and takes time to shake hands with anyone he meets and sees. As he visited the Paul Penders head quarters, some of us were little bit nervous by the arrival of Mr. Ahamed, but, that was only for few seconds because as soon as he entered the building with his big smile, he immediately went out himself too introduce himself and asked how everyone was feeling.
Mr. Ahamed and we talk business and his plan is to open up several Paul Penders Centers in Sri Lanka accompanied by a serial of Paul Penders Natural Beauty Salons.
Therefore, at the end of his visit to Langkawi, Mr. Ahamed and Bastiaan flew to Kuala Lumpur and they received a great facial with organic natural herbal cosmetics in one of Paul Penders Natural Beauty Salons from our active Malaysian distributor. He enjoyed it so much and left as a very happy man! All beauticians over there were impressed with his simple, inspirational attitude; his kindness and care.
Therefore we are intensely proud to be able to mention that to us, Mr. Ahamed Rheyas, is a big VSP â€¦ part of Very Special People we are lucky to meet over and over again. A friend who not talks only business but teaches wisdom by heart based on experience in life.
- Thank you Mr. Ahamed for your trust in us, and
in Paul Penders Natural Herbal Cosmetics.