Tampere Ambassador: Amine Ben Ali

Where are you from?
I am french Tunisian, I was born in the south of Tunisia. Actually I am living near Paris (Pontoise).

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I am a development engineer in the automotive field. This is in a part thanks to the Tampere University of Technology.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
Being in France for my 4th year for my engineering school, motivated by the discovery of new countries and encouraged by the international educational ranking of Finland that was first in 2010, I decided to go to Tampere to finish my studies there. I should say that I have had some apprehension regarding this unknown culture for me. Over all I was excited to go and meet new people. My first day still unforgettable, every bad things imagined before taking the airplane disappeared as soon as I touched the airport floor with my feet. I was impressed by almost everything. I should notice that this “first day” lasted at least 48 hours, because instead of sleeping I preferred passing time with amazing people met the same day. These peoples became my friends for all my stay and even after leaving Finland!

I travelled a lot and Tampere still one of my favorite places where I have ever been.

Tell about your professional activities?
I am a development engineer in the Automotive field. I worked in many area. I started with the dashboards on electrical cars, then I developed the safety seat belts and now I am developing the “mind” that controls all the car function and options that are linked by a long cables.

What is your involvement in international activities?
Being in a big company, it is easier to have an international thoughts. Today I am the “Chapter lead France” for an regional (EMEA) ERG (Employee Resources Group) in my company. This ERG help young employee to develop themselves professionally, offers them a networking opportunities and involve them in the big Community of our company.

What is your mission as a Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador?
I was really delighted when I received for the first time an e-mail inviting me to be one of the ambassadors and I liked this Idea. I should say that I was promoting my lovely city of Tampere without any Invitation because I believe that everyone should be there at least once. I already advised students to continue their studies there, I invited friends and colleagues to go visit Tampere.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
I believe that Tampere is already a great place to be, to live or to visit. Tampere is the third biggest town in whole Finland and the second biggest city region with the fastest growth potential, which is very good for Tampere.

Amine Ben Ali Tampere All Bright Ambassador

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