Jenan is the inventor of the KAZbrella. He was born in Cyprus but has made Britain his home for the last 43 years. Inspired by watching British pilots take off from the bases in Cyprus, Jenan graduated from Loughborough University with a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Armed with a Masters Degree, Jenan swapped the air for the sea and worked for many years, around the world, in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Always keen to take on a challenge, Jenan decided it was time to take a flawed product such as the umbrella and literally turn it up side down. Thus the KAZbrella was born. All Jenan's experience and expertise has been put to use in engineering his ingenious invention.
What’s Your NativeAdVantage:
What do you do best?
Take apart umbrellas and put them back together again! I also make a pretty good coffee.
What makes you the best?
I don’t feel I’m the best but I persevere when I'm trying to resolve a problem. I love what I do and I don’t give up.
How will you become the best?
By continuing to try without fearing failure. I have a mug with a quote from Thomas Eddison saying “There is always a way to do it better….find it!” I believe this is how we better ourselves, by constantly striving to improve.
What are your aspirations?
Personal: To be happy and healthy, you can’t ask for more than that. Our company motto is ‘To do something you love with people you love.’ I’m very fortunate my family is involved in the KAZbrella business.
Business: I hope to revolutionise the way umbrellas are used. I believe umbrellas have many benefits but are fundamentally flawed, they fold the wrong way! I hope to change this and more importantly I hope that others get pleasure in using a KAZbrella. If my design can make one persons rainy day a little better then it’ll be worth it.
Motto: What do you want to live by?
“Life is too short”
People: Who do you want to meet?
There are so many inspirational people in the world anyone of them would be incredible to meet. To name a few I would love to have a conversation with:
Places: Where do you want to go?
I have been lucky to travel a lot with my work as an offshore engineer. I have been to many places I would not have imagined travelling to. Now, I enjoy being at home, working from my garden and visiting the local cafes.
Products: What do you want to have?
A KAZbrella! It has been many years in the making. It has spent a long time in my imagination and as a drawing on paper. To hold a final production KAZbrella is a dream come true.
Passions: What hobbies/interests do you want to learn/excel at?
I enjoy going for long walks, it helps me clear my mind. On my travels I have watched people doing Tai Chi in the parks before work. This is something I wish I was able to do, it looks at great way to start your day.