The BMMI Djibouti team sat down with Amine Legroun Ahmar, our Customer Service employee, to get to know him and what he does. The team thought it would only be fair if we all got to know the man behind the smile!
Hello Amine, tell us about yourself?
Hello guys! I'm Moroccan, born in Rabat in the month of July, 1986. At a young age my parents chose to integrate me into a Spanish school in Morocco, an institution that helped me learn and adopt two other cultures, the Spanish and French culture. In addition to having a good education, I was also able to learn new languages that were not my own.
After obtaining my bachelor's degree at the Institute Spanish Juan Ramon Jimenez of Casablanca, at the age of 18 years old, it was time to become independent and continue my studies in Madrid, the capital of Spain. A country in which I spent seven years of my life as a student. Of course…this was the best times of my life! I got my MBA in business and management and was looking for some adventure outside of Spain.
What brought you to Djibouti?
Djibouti was a country that I have never, in my life, thought I would end up visiting or actually even knew of its geographical existence. At the end of my studies I decided to visit my parents, who were living in Djibouti and from there I decided to put an end to my time in Spain and I entered the stage of a luxurious life of just “not doing much”! Living with my parents and working in a new and unknown country, I was spending my time playing sports, like golf and soccer. Months later, a friend of mine told me about BMMI and I decided to send in my CV. Now, I can say that I am glad to be here, to be part of this company, and to be working in the department of customer service.
What were your fears when you first started working in BMMI?
I thought I may have been excluded and not appreciated. My main goal was to blend in with the people, to become comfortable with this new environment and understand the culture. I also thought it was important to learn to communicate with my colleagues. I am very happy to say that with the support of the team, I felt welcomed and quickly came to enjoy this new and different life I am experiencing.
Do I feel home sick?
Yes I do, but having my parents around is making things a lot easier! Going home to Moroccan home cooked meals just makes you forget about all the stress. Also, I have created a bond with my colleagues here in BMMI Djibouti and I now consider them my other family.