Mohamed grew up in Sudan, geographically located in North Africa. He moved to Canada in late 2016. He holds a double major in network engineering and business administration. He comes to Canada with just over a decade of experience and achievements in sales, operations management, project management, business development and quality assurance in the automotive industry. He is a strategic thinker with a talent for proactively optimizing operational efficiency through business process redesigns and change management.
Mohamed recently started volunteering at the Folk Arts, he says:
“Volunteering for the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is one of the best experiences I have had since I moved to Canada. It is a very dedicated and focused organization that commits to helping newcomers and immigrants at all levels. Being one of its clients at first gave me the chance to witness the kindness, passion, and patience of all staff involved. From this point, I was motivated to join the volunteering team and help in any way possible as a simple way of saying thank you. I was a part of the Mentorship program as a mentee, matched with a mentor from Lexus St. Catharines which truly gave me valuable education about very important key features in order to achieve my own career goals. Since then, I have become a mentor guiding my mentee, who has aspirations to work in the automotive industry, through their career journey. I gain a lot by mentoring as well as the pleasure of witnessing their success.”
As for his advice to other newcomers, he says:
“We all came to Canada with our hopes and dreams, advanced education, and developed skills, but working hard is the key to making all these things a reality.”