Dorry Kordahi

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Born (1975-07-15) July 15, 1975 (age 46)
Croydon
NationalityAustralian
CitizenshipAustralia
Occupation
  • Businessman
  • entrepreneur
  • investor
  • author
OrganizationThe Hawks
Known forCurrent president and co-owner of The Hawks

Dorry Kordahi (Born July 15th 1975) is an Australian businessman, entrepreneur, investor, and published author from Sydney, Australia. He is the current president and co-owner of The Hawks (NBL), a professional Australian basketball team that competes in Australia's National Basketball League. [1] [2] [3]

Early Life

Kordahi was born on July 15th 1975, and grew up in Croydon, in Sydney's Western Suburbs. After failing his Higher School Certificate exams Kordahi trained within his fathers business to become a hairdresser before leaving in 1996. [4]

Career

Kordahi started his career in 1996 when he took a job in his cousin's t-shirt company, where he stayed for almost 6 years. In 2002 Dorry left this position to start his own promotional merchandise company, DKM Blue, out of his parent's garage. [5]

Dorry's passion for basketball manifested in 2007 when he bought part ownership of the Sydney Kings from Tim Johnston.[6] More than a decade later Kordahi would become more involved with the NBL. In mid-2018 he joined the NBL advisory board[7], and in late 2020 he purchased part ownership of the Hawks, alongside Bryan Colangelo and Michael Proctor. [8] [9] [10]

Achievements

In 2011 Dorry was profiled by 'Marketing Magazine' in a series on the '5 best marketers in Australia. [11]

In 2012 his company DKM Blue was listed in Business Review Weekly's top 100 fast starters. [12]

Kordahi has been listed 6 times in the Australian Financial Review's 'Young Rich List'. [13] [14]

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist. [15]

2 time's published author ('The Power To Act' in 2011 & 'Win Big Risk Small: An Entrepreneurs Formula in 2017) [16] [17]

References

  1. Gardner, Jessica (8 January 2021). "Why this former Young Rich Lister is trying to save a sporting club". Australian Financial Review. Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. The, Hawks. "The Hawks Official Website". Hawks. The Hawks. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. Timothy, Fernandez. "NBL's Illawarra Hawks finds new owners but name will lose local connection". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  4. Cain, Alexandra. "Dorry Kordahi's simple secrets to success". The Sydney Morning Herald. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  5. Kwan, Belle. "Dorry Kordahi: Common sense is uncommon". Marketing. Marketing Magazine. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  6. Wikipedia. "Sydney Kings". Wikipedia. Wikipeida. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  7. Gardner, Jessica. "Why this former Young Rich Lister is trying to save a sporting club". Australian Financial Review. Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  8. Gardner, Jessica (8 January 2021). "Why this former Young Rich Lister is trying to save a sporting club". Australian Financial Review. Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  9. The, Hawks. "The Hawks Official Website". Hawks. The Hawks. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  10. Timothy, Fernandez. "NBL's Illawarra Hawks finds new owners but name will lose local connection". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  11. Kade, Monica. "Dorry Kordahi: Entrepreneur, Author, Co-Founder of DKM Blue". Career Confessions. Monica Kade. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  12. Cain, Alexandra. "Dorry Kordahi's simple secrets to success". The Sydney Morning Herald. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  13. Gardner, Jessica. "Why this former Young Rich Lister is trying to save a sporting club". Australian Financial Review. Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  14. Ragtrader. "Fashion entrepreneur worth $28 million". Ragtrader. Ragtrader. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  15. Kade, Monica. "Dorry Kordahi: Entrepreneur, Author, Co-Founder of DKM Blue". Career Confessions. Monica Kade. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  16. Beeche, Mat. ""The Power to Act" with BRW Young Rich Dorry Kordahi". Start Up Daily. Start Up Daily. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  17. Booktopia. "Win Big Risk Small". Booktopia. Booktopia. Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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