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Tampere Ambassador: Ibrahim Al-Rashid

Where are you from?

I was born in Austria Vienna and I am from Iraq and I have lived in lovely Tampere for the last 13 years.

 What would you like to tell about yourself?

Born overseas and traveled everywhere from the young age due to my father diplomatic missions, graduated from the University in 1997 and worked since 1998 in the International Sales activities in several firms in Dubai and Finland. I have lived in Tampere Since 2005 and along with my wife we have three children.

What makes Tampere special for you?

I love Tampere because of its beautiful nature and the people, its like a resort of beauty in the middle of a dynamic city. Also one of the advantages of the city is the vibrant public sector services which support the entrepreneurs and the Bussiness in general. In addition,  the passion that you can see in the eyes of the people in Tampere supports the growth of the city.

 Tell about your professional activities?

I have been in the field of International Bussiness for the past 20 years. I have worked with the field of Elevator and petrol stations related to electronics and I was part of exporting of local products all over the world.

And recently I found my own company “ Export Sales agency” which help major brands from Finland & Europe to export and import and to develop efficient field sales strategies.

What is your involvement in international activities?

I have worked in the international export management for the past 20 years. I also helped to export millions of euros of local products all over the world, and running now my own company in the same field.

 What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?

I am looking forward to promote Tampere as a major business hub in Northen Europe with a lot of strategic great logistics options and valuable products.  I would like to also promote Tampere as a beautiful and great tourist attraction point.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?

I see Tampere as the hub of the technological industries and as a very  well known city worldwide. 

Ibrahim Al-Rashid