Interview with Wassim Gabriel of Intermove Egypt

Q: How did you get started in this business?
In 1984, I was only 23 years old when I finished my college study, I started to work as operations coordinator in one of the leading freight forwarders in Egypt. This was my first career job. I learned the business and I continued working for 7 years in the same field but with different companies.  In 1991, I established my first own company and I continued growing. Today, I have been in the business for 26 years and I own 90{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007} of shareholding of “Intermove Egypt”. Intermove Egypt is Limited Liability Company.

Q: Can you describe your customers / what type of customers do you have?
Our customs are the expats and individuals who are working for multi-national companies, banks, oil companies, embassies, diplomatic missions and international schools. As our core business is the worldwide moving of shipments of household goods and cars owned by those customers.

Q: What are some of your “keys to success” in building your customer base?
Keys to success in building our customer base:  Complete and intensive understanding of the knowhow of our business / a high standard of close and constant communications with our customers / a highly experienced agency network around the world / excellent business relationship with the local authorities in Egypt.

Q: Is there anything about your business that you feel makes it special?
Our business is a brilliant tool for establishing a unique relationships with fellow business colleagues around in the world. In addition it gives an outstanding opportunity of multi cross-cultures in every corner in the world.

Q: Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? In the next ten years?

I anticipate to be one of the top 5 moving companies in Egypt in the next year.

I am aiming for a business expansion of opening a sister corporation in the United States of America in the next five years.

I wish that my two sons will take the business to a remarkable transitional stage which will be convenient to the new generations in the next ten years.

Intermove

Wassim Gabriel
President / CEO
Intermove Egypt
Abu Rawash Industrial Zone
KM 26, Cairo / Alexandria Desert Road
Cairo – Egypt
Tel: +20 2 3539 0813
Fax: +20 2 3539 0814
Cell: +20 10 0655 4630
Email: wassim@intermoveegypt.com
Website: www.intermoveegypt.com