“Buna enteta” – Let’s Have a Coffee!

Coffee is Ethiopia’s national beverage. Sara Yirga also loves the brew made from roasted beans. Her company produces fair trade coffee and supports smallholder farmers. Since completing the Manager Training Programme, she has also been exporting her special beans abroad. The passionate entrepreneur is also involved in advanced training for coffee experts. Continue reading

“Intercultural management is very useful!”

Evgeny Grigoryev is always on the lookout for further education that can advance his career. The manager training programme came at the right time for the deputy chief engineer of a mine owned by the Russian coal company SUEK-Kusbass. In addition to lots of new things about change management and environmental protection, Grigoryev learned quite a bit about intercultural management. The 35-year-old’s personal contact to German companies also is also helping SUEK to clear up the final unresolved issues before closing two deals. Continue reading

Innovation Opens the Path to a PLC

Mumbai-based Mosil Lubricants produces industrial lubricants for customers that include well-known German firms. Rupali Mavani is part of the Mosil management team. Participation in the Manager Training Programme has helped her get closer to her dream of one day transforming the family business into public limited company. Continue reading

From the Sahara to the Elbe

Meriem Ben Dlala loves nature. And she loves her country, which is one of the largest date producers in the world. To her, this sweet desert fruit is the embodiment of Tunisia’s culture, which dates back thousands of years. Ben Dlala works for the date producer Rose de Sable. “I would like to share our culture with the rest of the world”, the biologist says about her motivation to participate in the Manager Training Programme. Continue reading

A Springboard to Success

His participation in the Manager Training Programme was a career boost for Fizuli Yolchiyev from Azerbaijan. After six years as Purchasing Manager at Facet LLC, a wholesale firm for medical technology, he was promoted to the position of Head of Purchasing. Since then, he has particularly intensified the cooperation with German firms. Continue reading

Setting an Example for Vocational Training

Ramy Soudan is the managing director of Riyada. In an interview, he talks about modernising his company after completing the Manager Training Programme. He has recently started in-house training for dairy technologists and is driving the development of the profession which is still new in Egypt. His training programme is modelled on Germany’s vocational training system.
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Growth in the Middle East

German RepRap GmbH manufactures 3D printers. Through the Manager Training Programme, the company has established a sales partnership with Egyptian company Promech. The Munich-based firm now has an impressive track record in the region. In an interview, International Sales Manager Ismail Serrhini explains what makes the partnership with Promech so successful and why 3D technology is in such high demand today. Continue reading