Back in Morocco

Tarik Azizi sells parts for solar systems in his home country. He is supported by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM).

Tarik Azizi, Director of Solaire Marocain, a Moroccan  company that sells parts for solar systems and advises their users. He is supported by  the Centre for International Migration and  Development (CIM).

You lived in Germany for more than seven years. When did you decide to return to Morocco?
I knew when I was studying for my Master’s degree in Wismar that I wanted to return to Morocco. That’s why I started contacting Moroccan firms while I was still studying. I built up a network. 

What are the biggest challenges you face in your job?
My company is in the development and growth phase. Moroccan customers still need a lot of convincing when it comes to renewable energy. I sell German products and try to convince customers by focusing on quality and sustainability. 

What role does CIM play for you?
People like me who are familiar with two countries can serve as a bridge. When German entrepreneurs come to Morocco, CIM often contacts me so that I can share my knowledge with them. In return, 
I ­receive support for further training in solar technology and for trips with Moroccan companies to ­specialist trade fairs in Germany.

Tarik Azizi, Director of Solaire Marocain, a Moroccan company that sells parts for solar systems and advises their users. He is supported by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM).

published in akzente 1/17

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