20 Inspiring Years and Just Warming-Up
This year has definitely been one of the absolute best for ozb. Not only did they achieve outstanding results but they also turned 20 years old! Happy Anniversary to everyone at ozb and may your 20th anniversary ignite great new beginnings. The past 20 years have definitely been incredibly inspiring. Going from a small local start up operation in one city to a large corporation that operates and is well acknowledged globally is quite the story. Starting with a ten-dollar invoice to acquiring multinational projects worldwide, ozb is just starting its game.
This year, their touchdown meeting started with a heartfelt greeting from their CEO to each and every department. Everyone’s contribution was heavily noted and appreciated. In the past year alone, each month was a record-breaking month and what a joy that was to hear at the very beginning of the day! Cheers lit the room with excitement as ozbians realized that they as a team had done it! They had achieved outstanding results and were now ready for higher challenges!
But those surprises weren’t the only ones in that significant TDM; much more great news was to be announced later that night at the Gala dinner. They totally revamped their central business unit office and opened another office in Cairo. In addition, they opened two more offices in other metropolitan cities. The day went on as ozbians listened to the global strategic leadership team share moments of pride in their respective business units around the world. The audience was heavily engaged in the more exciting future business plans.
After that came the fancy late night gala dinner. All dressed up, ozbians sat poised and classy awaiting the rest of the amazing night. The evening dinner witnessed many cheers and happy tears. Many were newly hired and welcomed into the ozb family. Next, Sara Khater, Mayar Wael, Cherine Koura, Mohamed Maged, and Ibrahim Afify were rightfully promoted. They earned this night with the combination of their skills and passion. Also, Sarah Khater and Wael Thabit were each given two recognition awards for their dedication, ownership, and competency. Last but most definitely not least, Sherif Abd El Rehim won the 20 Year Achievement Award for his exceptional performance throughout ozb’s journey. These ozbians are heart-workers. It’s the heart that gets you this far and its what we do best at ozb!
Maya Abdel Nour, Project Leadership Manager, announced news that was both good and bad. She would unfortunately be leaving her post as Project Leadership Manager where she has excelled for years but would excitedly be leading the full regional business unit of GCC and Asia out of Dubai. Every ozbian was delighted with this massive move! This home grown ozbian lady really outdid herself. She is a pride and role model for all ozbians to follow.
At the end of the night, each and every ozbian left with their heart full. They had quadrupled growth since last year, tripled the size of the organization in the past 18 months, and also opened a new vast region. Life is good.
What’s even more interesting is that this dream was conceived in a small room in Geneva in late 2015 when ozbians promised themselves they would grow big, dream wild, and light a cigar for every milestone reached. And this year, cigar number one was lit in celebration of this unforgettable night. This was not a coincidence. It was thoroughly planned and well achieved. This 20-year Anniversary TDM proves the potential ozb holds for the future. It is indeed a fact that ozb has come a long way. But they’re just getting started. Haven’t you heard? They were just warming up.