MUMBAI: Enterprising young Bangladeshi Syed Ahmed has bounced back with his own TV show for Sky One and a revolutionary business idea to replace towels after being fired in the BBC version of The Apprentice.
The 32-year-old entrepreneur is said to be investing $40,000 of his own money into his own creation, The Vortex Body Dryer. No date has yet to been set for his “Hit Or Bust” show, reports www.Hollywood.tv founder Sheeraz Hasan.
Ahmed’s future was in jeopardy when he was arrested 14 April 2006 on suspicion of being involved in a money laundering operation after being questioned by detectives over a Ã‚Â£400,000 property loan from former Portsmouth Football Club director Terry Brady.
Controversy continued to surround him when Ahmed admitted that he was the father of fellow Apprentice contestant Michelle Dewberry’s unborn child. She became pregnant in May, around the time she won the show.
Ahmed, a self-made British businessman originally from Bangladesh, is director of his own IT recruitment consultancy firm IT People. He describes himself as “street-wise” and “a self-styled business bad boy”, says Hasan.