Staff Profile: Marwan Nehme

By Marwan Nehme

Category: Staff profile

Europe map and airplane in cappuccino (made of cinnamon). Travel concept. Travel agency

Marwan Nehme is the Regional Representative at Garnet.

How did you end up working for Garnet?

I was a Maths and PE teacher, and an English Language tutor in Lebanon. At the same time, I worked at a special education centre (with Dyslexic and ADHD students). Then I worked with an international NGO (affiliated with UNESCO) on international, educational programs; I was jumping from one country to another for that job. I had met the Operations Director and Managing Director at a Teachers Training batch (English for Iraq) in Erbil, then the Managing Director came to Florence and offered me a job to cover Italy. A year later, the Operations Director offered me to cover Europe. That started in 2013.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

I work from home when not travelling to visit my territory (Europe and the Middle East recently) or to attend an ELT conference. On some days I schedule Skype/Webinar meetings with the office or with clients, but besides that, I have a very flexible schedule; I could go to a coffee shop next to my house or to the park/library and work from there.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part is definitely the fact that I don’t go to any office on a daily basis, and that I am not in one place the whole year.

What is your motto?

Carpe Diem!

What is your favourite word/ idiom? OR Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Cool!” or “lovely”. I use them when things are working smoothly.

Which living person do you most admire?

A cousin of mine, who made a fortune out of nothing. His family was poor, and they didn’t even give him any education; he did it all on his own.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An civil engineer or a PE teacher.

What was the last book you read that you’d recommend?

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

A fact about yourself most people wouldn’t know?

I’m an ambidexter 🙂

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