Meet the Team
Meet the people behind Expat Echo Dubai!
I was born and raised in Morocco, that is until the promise of career progression lured me to Dubai in 2008. My joyful passion for all things is the life force driving my creativity and has allowed me to enjoy great success within the multimedia design industry. I had long hoped to work for a company that encouraged my artistic inclinations and upon joining Move One in 2011 the dream turned reality. It is both personally and professionally satisfying to be able to seize this great opportunity, investing all my previous experience and skills as I work alongside a talented team to create a beautiful and well designed corporate entity.
I am American and have been an expat for nearly 14 years. While on an international assignment, I met my husband who is also American. We now have three children who have all been born abroad and are all trilingual. In 1999, I started the relocation division of Move One. For the last 4 years, my husband and I have been coming to Dubai on business. However, we took the plunge in 2010 and relocated our family here due to the increased business demand. Dubai is turning out to be an incredible adventure for our entire family and we are enjoying meeting new friends, exploring new opportunities and seeing a new part of the world.
My name is Ismail and I am from India. I have been in Dubai for 3 years. After graduating with a degree in Mathematics I then completed a Masters in Software Engineering where I found my dream profession. I work for Move One as a programmer. I am enjoying the multi-cultural environment in the office. I am a guy who is always very much interested in “tech” stuff and new findings. Most of the time, I am thinking of cool things to develop!
I am originally from Philippines. I came to Dubai right after I graduated from College. I started as a Graphic Designer and later ventured into Photography and Videography. I have worked with two advertising firms in Dubai and Sharjah. Before joining Move One, I was freelancing for numerous projects with different companies. I joined Move One because I really liked the environment and could see a great future with them. I have dreams of eventually starting my own business but I’m still young and have a lot of room for growth. For the time being, I am enjoying my new life working at Move One.
I am originally from Edinburgh, Scotland however have been an expatriate for nearly all my life having lived in the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Philippines and for the last 13 years here in Dubai. My husband is in the Fund Management business, we have two children aged 14 & 11 who are at school here in Dubai. My work background before children was in the travel business being a senior consultant with American Express in Edinburgh and in Hong Kong. Since arriving in Dubai I have worked as a teaching assistant at a British School and have been very involved in charities arranging many fund raising events. I am a keen tennis player, a novice golfer and an experienced Dragon Boater.