Mansour Al Zamil: One of the Children of the Clouds

Feb 04, 2019

Mansour Saleh Al Zamil, is like us an Institut Montana alumnus. 

You can find him in Saudi Arabia where he oversees AL AQTAB Group, Al Zamil Heavy Industries Ltd. and is currently finishing up his tell-all in his book titled, Children of the Clouds.

In the interview below, he shares his experience during his time at Institut Montana. 

What brought you to study at Institut Montana Zugerberg?

My father had established a business in nearby Vaduz, Liechtenstein in the mid 70’s. We were living in Rorschach (Canton St. Gallen) at the time. Initially, I went to a different private school but my father wanted a different experience for me and that’s how I ended up at Institut Montana Zugerberg.

Why did you choose the program of study that you did?

As I had a good command of English, the American section was the natural choice for me but I also took German classes as well.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

I had two favorite teachers; Mr. John Mather & Mr. Kevin O’Brien. Not surprisingly, they were my teachers for both biology and history; the two classes I loved most. Both were very sincere and considerate. They put a lot of effort in making sure that the students understood their subjects. Not only that, but they played a major role in our upbringing as boarding students as they were our mentors so to speak. Today, I own an establishment in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which focuses on preserving the history of the old town. I believe my love for history from a young age had a lot to do with that. I owe them a lot.

Read the full interview 

04 February 2019


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