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MY STORY

As a Dubai-based entrepreneur, I am currently establishing Laumière Gourmet Fruit, a luxury food brand based in California, where we are building a unique connection between luxury and nature in an undeniable quest to combine gourmet excellence with a healthy lifestyle. As a co-founder, I work to expand Laumière by advancing its digital platform and expanding its e-commerce presence. I'm learning about the complexities of living a meaningful life as I build the brand. I don't have all the answers, but I'm confident that progress in my ventures will help me find them.

I have been a former co-founder of Inara, a youth-based non-profit organization; a home-grown DJ; and a former Project Manager at PwC. These diverse aspects of my life fuel my desire to innovate while my love for challenges helps me transfer my passion from my musical, volunteering, and entrepreneurial pursuits into everything that I work on.

In the midst of my eventful years, the common denominator has been my desire to take risks in learning from different people and assisting others in the process of self-growth. Rising together as a team, an organization, and a community gives me a great sense of fulfillment and joy. The personal connections I make with people along the way add to the excitement and have played a significant role in shaping who I am today. My journey at Inara was my first major encounter with connecting people because I had the opportunity to bring people together to make a change where we collectively and strongly believed in the potential of the young generation to bring about positive social change. We led a movement to instill a desire for social service in the hearts and minds of the young generation in the hope of contributing to the creation of a responsible society, and we were successful because many of our volunteers are now actively involved in causes that benefit society.


I graduated as a Computer Engineer from BITS Pilani Dubai in 2016 and wanted to pursue a career path that was impact-driven, solved real-world problems, and taught me the skills I needed to pursue entrepreneurship. The best way to get started was as a Tech Consultant. After a few years as a consultant, I was eventually promoted to one of the division's youngest project managers, where I primarily managed large-scale digital transformation projects in the UAE. My enthusiasm came from working with a diverse team at PwC, which helped me understand the complexities of managing and building a sustainable environment for any team I work with. The time spent consulting was a quick and efficient way to learn a set of skills and mindsets that would have taken much longer to learn elsewhere. I developed a nearly irrational but powerful belief that clarity and a plan can solve a problem.

My love of music is an important part of who I am. Listening to music and being a DJ became a bridge between me and others, teaching me that communication can extend beyond spoken language. I learned that understanding someone entails not only hearing what they say but also feeling and expressing themselves as they do. With this realization, I look for ways to communicate not only through spoken interaction, but also through shared experiences, such as creating music or watching people dance to the music I play. I was blessed to perform alongside my favorite artist, Eric Prydz, and be associated with some of my favorite festivals such as Sunburn Music Festival. Some of my best days have been defined by my ability to understand what an audience likes and find a way to provide them with what they came for.


I've noticed a positive, promising shift in my interests over the last few years toward a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, education, and music. Similarly, my experiences at PwC, Inara, and my love of music have given me the confidence to take risks and strive to become a person who can make deeper connections and invest positively in the community.


I intend to share my curated learnings on interesting consumer market-related announcements, the latest technology trends, self-improvement, healthy lifestyle, entrepreneurship, and new music on this website.

If you find what I've written above interesting, want to learn more about me, or want to show me the best coffee shop in town, please contact me!

Here is my Email: varun@laumieregourmet.com

Here is my Calendar: www.calendly.com/varun810sharma

Here is my LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/varun810sharma

 

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