Christopher Scott Ragsdale is a business leader, mentor, and endurance athlete and serves as the Chairman of Naseba Group.
He attended high school at The Bolles School and has a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley he served as the President of Berkeley College Republicans. During his Presidency, the club grew to become the second largest College Republican club in the United States.
Over the past 25 years, Scott has lived and worked in 10 countries; set up and operated companies in Japan, China, Egypt, France, India, Malaysia, Monaco, Prague, Spain, South Africa, Singapore, UAE, UK, and USA.
At the end of 2002, Scott co-founded Naseba and took the company public on the Euronext making him the first American to found and publicly list a company in France. At the peak of the 2008-2009 economic crisis, he bought back and delisted Naseba from the exchange in order to take the group in a more focused direction.
Scott has led initiatives resulting in billions of dollars in investment transactions and capital raising. Additionally, he managed a successful joint venture with the Egyptian government as well as the acquisition of a company in China.
In his personal life, Scott is an avid fan of extreme endurance challenges. He is a multiple Ironman finisher, climbed several iconic mountains, swam the English Channel, completed the Naseba7 (seven Ironman triathlons in seven consecutive days across the seven Emirates of the UAE), and finished the Marathon des Sables – a seven day race across the Sahara desert in Morocco. He is currently training to solo row across the Atlantic which he is scheduled to attempt in 2024.
He is a strong believer in the power of fasting and prayer.
In 2020, Scott took advantage of the Covid lock down and fasted a total of 275 days which included 3 separate 40 day fasts.
Scott has lived outside of America since 1995; passed (1 kyu) the highest Japanese fluency exam; and has travelled to more than 130 countries including numerous travels to contentious hot spots such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
Scott is based in the south of France.
The main purpose of this blog is to communicate with my employees, leaders at naseba, future employees, my clients, and future clients– at the same time helping me stay focused on my climb.
The photo gallery includes pictures of my different travels and adventures — this section will be updated with more pictures and videos as I travel.
I am posting the pictures of myself in exotic locations to show the readers, esp. the readers in America that the world is much different to what we see on CNN.
Pictures of my travels throughout the Middle East and Africa will hopefully inspire the reader to not let the misinformation in the media prevent you from experiencing the world.
We want the blog to become more interactive, however, we will not post comments which add no value to the discussion, even if the comment is very positive about the blog or me personally.
Please give your input or comment to the discussions, but ensure your comment adds something to the discussion.
Unlike other CEO blogs where the communications or marketing team writes the blog entries for the CEO, I write each entry myself. I travel often so sometimes there might be a few days between entries.
I write only when I have something to add to the discussion.
To keep the blog as focused as possible, I do not discuss or post blogs and pictures about my family.
Lastly, the main purpose of my blog is to manage myself.
If I am going to blog about staying positive – I must stay positive myself.
If I am going to blog about making life happen – I must make my life happen.
However, as loyal readers have noticed, I am also fighting against dishonesty, misinformation, mediocrity, and negativity, all which seem to be sweeping across the world like an uncontrollable virus.