Maya Abdel NourGCC & Asia Business Unit Leader
“Damn! this is too big of a responsibility for me…But you know what I will go for it.” This is how I react to “life” every time it decides to put me in a challenging situation, which is something it, obviously, loves doing. If you ask me why do I react this way? It is because I believe that I exist for a reason and whatever happens to me is a test that I need to pass in order to validate my presence in this world. A few years ago, I promised myself that wherever I go, whomever I meet I need to always be an added value.
At the age of 5; I was challenged with a chronic condition; which was hard for me to understand. I realized that my childhood would be accompanied with a big responsibility that I would carry on my shoulder. But here I am twenty years later, thank God, with a life full of happiness and satisfaction.
At the age of 23, I joined outofzbox, I started as an Associate Project Leader and with that position came great responsibilities that I had never imagined but again I decided to be up to it. At the age of 24, I got promoted to a bigger regional scope. At the early age of 25, I was offered a managerial position with responsibilities that would probably be the ones of a much older person but I still made it because I always told myself that #iam_outofzbox. Finally, my family is my life, my job is my passion and my dream is my future.
Shady SabryCentral Business Unit Leader
I’m Egyptian born in Cairo and lived with my family until I graduated in Alexandria. I went to a French school and got my Business Administration degree from Alexandria university after struggling with the education system. I was really lucky to have my first desktop computer at the age of 10, it was XT (the very first edition of IBM compatible computers running on IBM DOS with no hard drive and no mouse). I started my career a bit early when I was in the preparatory phase at school in an IT company. During my university years, I invested most of my time being socially active in Rotaract where I first discovered my selling skills in fundraising and my talent in managing events. I developed my first sponsorship proposal on my first year of college. In the following years of college, people used to call me doctor because I worked as an event coordinator for medical events.
After graduation, I followed my passion for technology by working in different DOT COM companies. I worked as a sales person, portal development, business development and I became a GM for a small private company at the age of 26. I decided to shift career and moved to work as an entry level salesman for Procter and Gamble. 10 years later, I left as a regional sales manager, after having a great experience and a fruitful career and I joined SC Johnson as a sales manager working on North Africa and Levant. I decided to join outofzbox to pursue my entrepreneurial dream of leaving a legacy and turning ozb into a global company.
Tamer MustafaFounder & Chief Inspiration Officer
I am a very normal person with anything but a normal life. I am Egyptian born in Paris, and travelled the world with my family, where my first school was a Russian military school at the world’s most controversial city, North Korea’s capital Pyongyang, talk about normal! At the age of 10 I was already inventing water powered engines and weapons among other things. I started driving at the age of 11, making money from jobs at 13, and proposed to my wife at the age of 15! I planned, and executed a 5000 KM road trip from Cairo-Egypt to Rabat-Morocco and embarked on it at the age of 17, before there was internet to research or GPS to navigate and before I even had a valid driver’s license.
As a student, I worked as everything from a graphic designer for AUC, chauffeur on a Mercedes, French/English/Arabic translator, tour guide in a bazar, air-conditioning technician, door-to-door sales rep, craftsman, data entry, and other jobs.
My life is my family, my work, and technology, and don’t ask me to sort them in order!
outofzbox is my dream and passion that I nourish and get nourished from everyday, the amount of learning and self-fulfillment is unmatched, many have - normally - joined the ride, but only a few have really engaged in the passion abnormally, and those I value beyond anything.
Tafsir BaEurope Business Unit Leader
Product of this ever more connected world, I am a Swiss born citizen with Senegalese origins. I feel even more of a world citizen as I experienced diversity in cultures and approaches first-hand. I am forever marked with this interesting North-South dichotomy of hot and cold and I inject it in whatever I do. Even when it comes to my interests, I am passionate about music (hip hop in particular), philosophy, cinema, business and marketing.
I am an ozb convert, I used to be on the receiving end! I have been working for multinationals for more than 10 years in marketing, finance and logistics. I got so positively impressed with ozb’s ability to transform boring corporate communication and business strategies into powerful and engaging stories that I made it my business to deliver the ozb experience everywhere I can.
Hazem HelalNear East & Africa Business Unit Leader
I am an Engineer who loves to compose music & to play ‘Oud. Maybe this is why I am passionate about playing chess.. a game that combines both calculation & imagination, the left and right brains.I was born in Alexandria in 1980 and moved to Cairo with my family at the age of 11. During my school years in “Jesuite”, I lived the virtues of discipline, respect and loyalty, strengthened by being an active member-and later as a leader- in the school scout program. I was also obsessed with reading every book my hand can reach. By the age of 18, my personal library was already taking half the space of my room :) Passionate about Math & Physics, I later graduated from AUC with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. But frankly, most of my university years were spent in a variety of student-led activities, crowned by leading the biggest campus program –CIMAL- in my graduation year. An experience that I am forever grateful for.
I joined Procter & Gamble in 2004 right after my graduation.. but instead of working in manufacturing, which seemed the natural choice, I decided to shift and started in the sales function. Over the next 12 years, I worked in 8 different roles, growing business and organizational scope year after year. A decade leader, I became the regional commercial manager of Fabric & Home categories in Near East markets, a dynamic $ 400 million business. Yet despite the well-known business pressure in the FMCG industry, which grows with growing responsibility, I was always attracted to invest time in organizational development such as talent recruitment, mentorship, people strategy and training academy especially in the areas of coaching and people management. With a bright career ahead, I decided to leave the corporate life and partner with the team in out of z box on delivering its mission: “Inspiring people to redefine their potential”. What can one work for, every day, that matters more?
“What matters is what you leave behind”.
Wael ThabitCreative Design Manager
I have always had that passion for designs, ideas & inspirations. I was 19 when I fell in love with graphic design and I still do to this day. I feel that through my designs I can tell stories that will inspire & delight people. My principles and my beliefs shape my character which ultimately influences my design.
I have a dream and I want to live that dream, to make it come true. I was able to do so by joining outofzbox, where I’m able to do what I love & work my magic.
When I first had the chance to join ozb I was offered a different position; Purchasing & Logistics leader, but my love and passion for designs prevented me from accepting this position & sadly I left. But the story didn’t end there, months later I got a call: “ Wael, we have a vacancy & we would like you to join our team”. I joined as a graphic designer, doing what I love everyday.
This is how I see myself; I’m a creator, a thinker & a dreamer. The best part of my job is that I get to be creative every day & design new things from scratch, like an artist with a blank canvas. Working in outofzbox is like having a new blank canvas every day.
Yasmine El PrinceProject Leader
When I look back at myself when I first joined ozb; I didn’t know what to do as an inexperienced fresh grad, it was scary man. But WOW! Look at me now meeting with VPs, GMs & CEOs of Global Multinationals, and working closely with Billion Dollar companies on setting their strategies and internal communication approaches. It is an honor to get this opportunity at such a young age, to work closely with these people, to be able to learn from them and their success stories.
One of the things that I love the most about ozb is the “free-styling” of things; we are outofzbox, everything we do is in ozb style and this is the most fun part. We are ozb in the way we work, the way we celebrate, the way we communicate and in everything else. I proudly and sincerely say #iam_outofzbox.
Sara KhaterEnergagement Manager
Mass communication graduate appointed as a Chief Inspiration Officer Assistant, out of the blue becomes the business trouble-shooter and is now the Energagement Leader!!! Wow! That’s BIG!
I learned English & German at school, how to be presentable & professional at university, love & team work at home and how to get the best out of everything.
Joining outofzbox, I met a whole new world of creativity and innovation. That’s why I decided to share my knowledge and not just be one of the team but an effective one!
Ziyad EmadOperations Leader
I graduated from the faculty of applied arts as an interior designer. I have learned a lot from my previous work experiences & especially from my beloved father.
I have chosen to work at ozb because I see it as one of the most creative & unique companies in Egypt that has the most helpful, joyful & experienced team ever.
“What are you if you're not taking a risk" this is my motto, I've always wanted to find a comfortable atmosphere in which I can build my new inventions and I found this place here in ozb.
Cherine KouraChief of Staff
I am a marketing graduate with a passion for psychology, crafts and theater. My family is my world; my nephew is my source of happiness and joy. I believe that everything happens for a reason and that the tough experiences in your life are designed to make you stronger.
I joined outofzbox one month after my graduation and just like that I found myself part of this creative, friendly and energetic team. My job came with many responsibilities; just 1 month after I was hired I was assigned two major international projects with a short period in between, but to me these were great opportunities to learn and to develop myself. At this moment I truly realized that nothing is more rewarding than seeing your project come to life.
Being an ozbian is a continuous source of inspiration and learning for me and no matter where I go next I will always be #iam_outofzbox.
Sherif Abdel RehimAccounting Manager
I have been working in outofzbox for 16 years. My pride always comes after completing a project successfully. I often find myself in a position where I have to listen to different opinions and do comparisons in order to take the right decision. I love traveling, playing football and swimming. I want to learn everyday to help ozb reach its vision.
ozb is my comfort zone, it’s my family and each and everyone working in it plays a part in making this family come together as one.
Yara EL ShiatySenior Brand Building Leader
I am both an energizer bunny and a sensitive creature. I like to multitask. People call me “Yazyaz”. My grandmother means the whole world to me. Don’t try to make me angry on weekdays, try it on weekends when I am nicer. I love my family, my friends and outofzbox a lot.
My story with ozb goes back to November 2010 when I decided to join the family.
Have you ever heard any Egyptian singing : "Feeha 7aga helwa?" outofzbox really has something in it that is wonderful, something outofzbox, that makes you get attached not only to the company itself but to the work and most importantly to the people. It is very rare to find a company in which you feel like you are at home with your family. #iam_outofzbox & proud
Moustafa FathyAssociate Accountant
It was a great privilege for me to work in a reputed company like outofzbox. When I was looking for a job I read about this company and I found that my skills match the company's requirements and I felt that I could use my skills to contribute to the company’s growth.
After working as an accountant in ozb, I feel like I’m truly blessed to be part of this family. I have worked in ozb for less than a year, but in that short time I learned a lot. ozb and more specifically my department taught me to always be open-minded, to work under stress, to interact with people from other departments. I also learned to always be respectful and kind not only to my supervisors but my coworkers as well. Working in outofzbox is the best thing that happened to me this year.
Bassem GamalSenior Creative Designer
Being happy is the most satisfying feeling in life and everyone has a way to reach that happiness. I want to be happy all the time; in my personal life and work life as well, and I want to see everyone around me happy too. I love adventures, having fun and challenging myself by getting involved in new things and living exciting experiences everyday.
I spend a lot of time at work because to me outofzbox is my second home, it’s the place where I get to meet my friends everyday and where I enjoy the work environment. I love my job, being a graphic designer opens a door to another world where you get to use your talents and where everyone else sees you as a magician because you can change how a picture looks by editing it and using colors. The most exciting moment in my job is when I see my designs coming to life and that is when I reach the ultimate level of happiness.
Eveline MeshrekyAssociate Project Leader
I joined outofzbox right after my graduation. I was fresh out of university and I was looking for a place where I could truly learn, grow and get inspired by everyone working with me. I was able to find that in outofzbox and I knew that this place would become my second home and the people working in it would become my family.
What I love the most about my job is getting to see the project coming to life, no matter how small the project is. It’s a magical process when you see all the scribbles, all the notes, and all the snippets coming together to form one meaningful story. Sometimes a small project would take months of constant hard work, but it’s all worth it specially at the moment we see the smile on our partners’ faces. This is when we know how valuable our work is.
Hany FaroukSenior Accountant
2007 was an important year in my life for two reasons 1- I joined the ozb family 2- I got engaged to the love of my life. Following my interview I got the feeling that this company will grow very fast and that all they need is someone who is a hard worker and that person is me.
I learned a lot throughout those years. ozb made me believe that nothing is impossible if you really have the ownership, which comes from the heart, the motivation and the drive. I also learned that “excellent quality is no option” and soon this became my life motto. But the thing I love the most about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to help my co-workers and to see the big smile on their faces when they reach their business goal.
Karim AliCreative Designer
2009: I opened photoshop for the first time in my life when I tried to put my face on a famous actor’s body and I fell in love with it instantly. I found myself wanting to learn more and more about all the details of this program. That’s when my love for graphic design started to grow and I became interested in designing outdoor banners, flyers and printing ads.
2012: I decided to leave Al-Minia my birthplace, my family and law school to pursue a career that I love and to get into the field of graphic design.
2015: I joined outofzbox and in it I found the creative work environment that I was looking for, a lovely team and the opportunity to learn something new every day. I became #iam_outofzbox.
Ibrahim AfifyCreative Designer
I’ve been obsessed with art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. Art helps me express myself, it’s a window to the rest of the world. As an artist I truly believe that inspiration comes from everywhere; I find my inspiration in nature, shapes of clouds, trees and mountains, colors and classical music. The idea itself of “creating something creative” is inspiring to me.
I think design is a language just like music that is able to communicate powerful messages and concepts and to master it, it takes practice .
My journey started with a love for creating new things, a passion for piecing together different ideas and techniques to create a story and this led me to become interested in the field of design. I soon began to love this field specially after working as a graphic designer in a couple of different companies. And that’s why I decided to join ozb; it’s a creative place where I can be inspired by others and gain knowledge and experience. I believe that “life is either a great adventure or nothing” and in ozb I found the people that will embark on this adventure with me.
Reem MaamounPeople Support Generalist
It all started 2 years ago when I was required to do an internship in order to graduate from my university. In April 2013, I received a phone call from an unknown number asking me if I applied for an internship in outofzbox, and I immediately replied that I didn’t. However, I decided to still go to that interview even though I really did not know anything about outofzbox at the time and this was the decision that started my journey with ozb. A few days after the interview I received a phone call informing me that I was accepted.
After finishing my 1 month internship, I graduated and went back to outofzbox to work as an HR Generalist where I dealt with and reported directly to the CIO of outofzbox. He coached and taught me something new everyday, he is truly a source of inspiration. Learning, growing and developing your knowledge through on-the-job coaching is the best experience anyone can get. outofzbox has been my second home for the past 2 years and always will be; once an ozbian, always an ozbian.
Yasmina ShohayebAssociate Project Leader
I believe that the first step to a successful career is choosing a job where you can learn something new everyday and that’s why I chose to work as an Associate Project Leader in outofzbox. ozb is not just a company for me it’s my home, it’s where I found my inspiration.
At first the concept of the company was different for me, it took me a while to get used to it. But the more I worked with Tamer the more I got inspired. He taught me how to love my job by seeing him work 24/7 without complaining and by witnessing his level of dedication and commitment.
I truly believe that no company is as unique as outofzbox, it’s where I found my second family.
Mohamed MagedSenior Creative Designer
I graduated from Fine Arts but I’ve always been passionate about advertising, it’s the field that I dreamt of working in.
My dream was to use art in advertising to make the audience feel, smell and taste art. And that’s why I joined outofzbox. In outofzbox I am able to use art as a source of inspiration for my everyday work, by applying my creative ideas to my co-workers projects. As such, I help them bring their ideas to life. There is no better feeling than seeing your dream come true, than finally working in a company where I can use art to make the audience understand, feel and truly live the message, the story. This is what outofzbox is all about.
Aya MostafaAssociate Brand Building Leader
A fresh graduate with a double major in marketing and finance. I am so passionate about art, travelling and exploring new experiences. ozb is where I took my first steps towards my career, I joined ozb before even my graduation and it was a gate for a new phase in my life. This phase that everyone fears the most as it has a lot of responsibilities and commitments. I call myself lucky because I found my way to what makes me satisfied and fulfilling all my passion.
ozb is not just a company it is a school of inspiration. I never thought that I would find a place where I can enjoy working & learning while having fun daily, it’s a place like no other where I really got out of my own box.
Dina El-MosalamiAssociate Project Leader
I’m a simple girl, nothing too complicated about me. I grew up in America and made my way back to the motherland when I was 12. Egypt has been great to me. I met friends who are family and my family members are the best of my friends. I met my significant other and I am entering a new phase in my life. I am currently working on juggling the responsibilities of life on one hand while trying to maintain a peaceful spiritual life on the other. I enjoy being me. I am comfortable in my own skin, Alhamdulilah.
As for my professional life, I used to work at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington DC (MPAC) to support the rights of American Muslims in front of US congress. I went on to work as a TV presenter in Iqraa international and Al Nahar Noor, making programs for the youth about faith and Quranic inspiration. I intentionally try to constantly be a person of purpose. I don’t want live a meaningless life.
To me, ozb resembles a certain truth and a power that many of us are oblivious to during our everyday lives. That is, that a story is the only piece of communication that can go a long way, a long long way, beyond your understanding of what impact can be. A person can live his/her whole life being held up and empowered by the story of just one person they look up to. A story is the best form of raw open honest communication, prepared in the best-organized form to create everlasting impact on the audience. Learning how to work on people’s logic and emotion is a very rare talent in this world that I am lucky to learn at ozb. Above all though, I love the people. That’s my favorite part of ozb. When you work with people you genuinely love, it’s just different.
Mostafa Ashraf3D Graphic Designer
It all started back in 2005, I didn't see my father for 3 months straight as he traveled away to Oman. I was so excited to travel there too, but soon the fun was gone when he told me I couldn't bring my PC with me.
Well, we were going to start a new life anyways so what's the big deal. I arrived at my new home in Oman and I got shocked when I saw that my dad had bought me a new computer, It was way faster and better than the one I left back in Egypt. Then I started investing the time to learn new programs especially graphics related ones.
One year later I stumbled upon Cinema 4D which I truly loved and made it a goal for myself to study each and every bit of it. Later, in 2016 I got my Bachelor in Graphic design with my friend Bahy who has been working in ozb a month earlier than me, he recommended me and I got contacted by the company and started working as the first 3D Graphic Designer which was and still a great honour.
Mohamed AbouKhaterAssociate Project Leader
I graduated from Mass Communication Major IMC in 2011 and I was always passionate and in love with advertising and communicating a message and an objective in a different way and creative way. I always got the highest grades in any practical project in university.
I joined outofzbox in May 2016 and from the day I first came to this place I felt that it is where I belong and where I can show my real potential and I was true about that. Just after 3 months I became a project leader in handling NEA region and it is a very challenging opportunity and I feel that me and the team will make it something greater.
AbdulRahman SaadSenior Video Editor
A film maker that lives in the movies and knows every single detail about its heroes with all there paths. I adore writing, editing and montage.In addition to creating a pictorial mixed with all sorts of emotions.I gain my strength from all the faces I see around me, especially when I look at their different features and listen to their diversified stories.
I was searching for stability and I found it here in ozb and I found out that this the most suitable place for my passion and dreams that has no limits. I am always convinced that there is no ceiling to perfection and there is always something better that is coming ahead after every video I work on, even if people find it perfect. I feel blessed that I became part of a bigger dream and a special place like ozb, with all pride I say that #iam_outofzbox
Mayar WaelPeople Support Manager
Employees are family at ozb, core values are not just sayings or words displayed on walls. They mean something to each ozbian and we demonstrate them daily. ozbians are family means that my company cares about and supports its employees this feeling changed by old school understating of the HR career to a beautiful meaning of People support. Working for a company that is family-centric is important to me and it’s the number one reason I’m proud to be an ozbian. It gives me a sense of pride to know that I work for a company that continually strives to be the best in the market to inspire people to get the best out of them! It is humbling to work for a company who gives back and encourages its employees to actively engage in building a better community. I am empowered to make decisions and complete assignments without checking in regularly or having someone hold my hand. I can make mistakes/fail – or “defer success” – as long as I am learning from the experience and progressing. I am respected by my management team and it does not micromanage me.
My comfort zone: It is really all comes back to being a better version of yourself and feeling as though you are part of a family. I am proud to say I’m an ozbian lucky much :)
Marina AtefAssociate Storyteller
I believe that life is a journey that we are all destined to walk through. What describes what I am saying the most, is a poem that I am completely fond of, called Ithaka by C.P. Cavay.
It basically describes a person who's headed towards Ithaka an exotic famous place, he had heard a lot about. As he sets out for his destination, he had to pass by several destinations first. Each time he passed through one of these destinations, he discovered something new, either about himself or the country he visited. By the end of that journey he reached his final destination which was Ithaka and to his surprise, it was not as wondrous as he hoped it would be. However, the poet concluded the poem by this quote, "Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.”
What made me join ozb is that I felt it is setting me out to this marvellous journey I have always dreamt about.
Yosra ShohayebAssociate Project Leader
Before entering ozb, I used to work for the magazine business for three years. I have always been passionate about writing and the impact of what a story can do. However, I was also passionate equivalently about helping people, motivating and inspiring them. So when my sister, who has been working at ozb before me, told me about ozb and how it’s inspiring people to redefine their potential; I felt that it was an answer to a prayer. The fact that it combined storytelling and inspiring people in one sentence was unbelievable, until I witnessed it myself and delved into the life and family of “the storytellers”. Stepping into ozb, turned into a condensed learning journey for myself. I have days where my head hurt from the learning I receive; however, I appreciate nothing more than a brain ache for the sake of developing. The truth is ozb turned into inspiring me to redefine my own potential day after day.
Mohamed FathiAssociate Accountant
I’ve been working for 2 years seeking both great company and great environment, the moment I came in ozb immediately popped in my head “Here is where I belong ”. As a non-routine loving person the dynamic nature of ozb always pushing you forward. A great feeling to contribute in the growth of an entity using your full power just because you love seeing it Glow and Shine.
“Family comes first” is a bit confusing now as these guys became more than family. Feeling happy giving me the power every day to come here trying to give all what I have for ozb. Working as an accountant never been tasty as in ozb.
Alia MakadyAssociate Project Leader
I’m just your average millennial. I’m opinionated, passionate, hyperactive, love the life-on-the-go, entrepreneurial and a strong believer in Human Rights! How I ended up at ozb is a not-so-average story though;
I always had a plan for my life, and it was firmly and assertively headed towards me becoming a lawyer, but then my life took a sharp turn when I ‘accidentally’ applied for a job at ozb. I came to the interview out of pure curiosity and in a matter of days, I found myself jumping with two feet into the dizzyingly fast and dynamic world of corporate strategies, communications and the power of storytelling, and I simply got hooked!
In front of my desk, there is a quote that I live and die by; “If a target is not scary enough, it’s not ambitious enough”. Finally, there is a job where I can be (in fact I NEED to be) my full, unapologetic millennial self to excel. This is why I love coming to work every morning. To be inspired to redefine my potential!
Sherine KadryCEO Assistant
"LALA LAND" is what people call me, probably because I love to lead a simple but crazy life. I live for the small thrills and I’m always up for a party adventure. My Happiness comes from making people feel proud of me and by making their lives easier.
I’ve been working for 5 years now, since I graduated I’ve held many positions in different companies but never felt secured and satisfied about my job, and I started to think that this a life routine and I’ll never find the place where I have the ownership to, then one day I received a call from ozb HR and decided to consider the position, I passed the HR interviews process and was the time to meet Tamer the CIO, due to his tight schedule we had to meet over FaceTime, and from here my story begun !! I joined ozb, my learning academy :)
ozb welcomed me with opened arms and offered me the job in the most unique and creative way that I couldn't resist.
After the first couple of weeks I finally met my boss, and actually he's a mentor, a leader and the biggest factor of my career success, I finally found the place where I belong to, my second family. I realized that you don't pick a job, you pick a boss.
ozb the storytellers was my personal turning point by making me add a new inspiring chapter to my story every day.
Mustafa Abu Zaid Video Editor
The first time to attend a movie shooting was in age 14 , since that moment I started to feel passionate about movies and cinema production, and all my interests shifted towards everything that is related to films, scenario and directing films. I figured out that it is really interesting to deliver to people a story or message visually.
In age 19, I took an award for the best short film in “Shnit International short Film Festival” in Sweden, and in the same year I started working as an associate director in a documentary movie in a German channel. Nevertheless, two years later in 2010 I directed my first documentary movie for DW channel.
After I joined ozb I discovered that every day there is a new thing to experience, and a lot of learnings are upcoming.
Ibrahim El-Sheiwi Operations Leader
I graduated from the faculty of engineering as an architect. till now I didn’t work as an architect except for 6 months after that I gains a lot of experience throw different jobs starting from engineering, music and event planning.
I have chosen to work at OZB to enhance my skills and experience because OZB believe in continues learning, all I need is new set of skills and experience to develop myself toward innovative production and smooth operation.
Maryam Adly Associate People Support Generalist
I’ve known for quite a while that I wanted to work in the marketing or project management field. As a recent graduate, I sought out opportunities within these two fields and ended up finding my way to ozb. I originally applied for a Project leadership position, but there were no open vacancies, and that’s how I found my way to PS Internship opportunity.
In my three months at OZB I learned more than I could ever imagine about HR. Joining OZB at the end of 2016 meant that it was an incredibly busy time; there was a lot going on and I was excited to be thrown into the middle of it. Having responsibilities early on made me feel valued as an intern and helped boost my confidence in the workplace.
ozb goes by a ‘Love it, learn it, live it” mind-set. I’ve always lived by this ideology before it was put into words; I enjoy working in a company that has the same values as I do. My time so far at ozb has been priceless and I definitely recommend anyone to undertake an internship at ozb, you never know, it might end up being the perfect fit!
Bahy Taha Associate Creative Designer
For how dangerous a belief can be. I mean when words spare lives, ideas eradicate civilizations. Belief can seriously change your life if you ever give it the chance to; I guess I was raised never to repeat my mistakes and always find my way, which left me overwhelmed the moment i stood in front of one of our greatest quotes “ We choose to learn everyday. ”
Days went on and that office turned out to be a second home and a huge family. A home where you count, where you daily learn and where you get to reach what you earn. How could any words even describe it ! it’s a house where you - if lucky enough - get to be daily refurbished. It leaves me both proud and glad saying that #iam_outofzbox
Ali El Gendy Associate Operations Leader
I graduated from Faculty of Applied Arts as an Interior Designer . I worked as a site engineer for 1 Year then I became a project manager of Duty Free Shops in Hurghada Airport. Nevertheless, I worked as a Furniture Designer and I have some experience in Cinema Locations. I love to work at ozb because here we believe “That Excellent Quality is No Option”, which adds to my personality and helps me to figure more problem-solving skills.
Reem Fayed Associate Storyteller
I’ve always had trouble limiting my options, whether it being in a shop picking out clothes, or right now trying to pick the right words to tell you my story, but I’ll try to give a sneak peak as best I can.
I graduated university from an English and comparative literature major. People always asked me what I was going to do when I graduated and I never had an answer, but honestly, that never worried me. Although I never had a specific career path in mind I’ve always known that I want nothing more than to engage in something that drives my passion and gets me excited to get out of bed everyday, and nothing less. I want to become so obsessed with it, that I eventually become one with it, or “LIVE IT” as we say here in OZB. Pretty much like my relationship with food, for all of you who work at this company, you probably understand how intense this relationship is.
I have to admit that when I first entered the OZB office, I was not sure whether it was the right fit for me. While I don’t know what the future holds, I do know that ever since I came to this company I constantly find myself asking my friends if they always wake up excited to go to work, because I certainly am. They’re answer usually is that its probably a phase that will fade, but my gut tells me this isn’t the case. As I like to think of it, I’m currently grasping all I can from the “LEARN IT” while gradually but quickly falling in “LOVE with IT”.
Hatem SenousyAssociate Creative Designer
In 2012 I felt massively disappointed when I knew I had to study my first year’s subjects again, But soon the disappointment was gone after I attended an impressive event about being passionate and how it is so important to work in the field you love.
That day I started my learning journey by teaching myself about different fields through many educational websites so I can reach deep down and find my true calling. Therefore, I learned the fundamentals of marketing and social media, then learned about how to build a start-up and how to be an entrepreneur. Finally, I found when I really fell in love with which was Graphic Designing. I learned it online from scratch and practiced it in a diversity of NGO’s and extra-curricular activities.
This Single event changed my life to something I wanted to create, and by joining OZB I’m learning even more.
I’m so lucky that #Iam_outofzbox
Manal AbdinSalesForce Data Entry
I graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy in 2012 and before entering outofzbox I used to work in a Pharmaceutical company as a Quality assurance officer for 2 years.
The idea at the beginning was scary to shift career but when I got accepted in outofzbox to work as SalesForce data entry ‘’ Temporary position ‘’, I took the decision to join ozb and started work in November 2016.
I learned a lot of things in different fields which made me feels like I want to continue in that field, as for me working in outofzbox is not only my work but also my second home and second family.
Sohiel ChalhoubAssociate Project Leader
My future plan when I finished high school was to become an engineer, and this relates to the family business. Guess you’ve all imagined the results. So I started the first semester by studying electro-mechanics and I can tell it wasn’t pleasant at all. I then transferred to marketing and international business and realized that I took the right decision when I started my first training in London 2013 in a tourism company which gave me more confidence that I’m on the right track with what I chose.
I graduated in spring 2016 from the MSA University and waited patiently for the right place to continue my path in. Luckily I found the best people to be surrounded with, learn from, and add value to.
I’m passionate and in love with music/technology, which started back when I was 14, I got my first mixer and started upgrading year after year. I’m also passionate about event management, which relates to my job as a project leader at outofzbox.
I’m truly blessed to be part of the ozb family #iam_outofzbox