Ahmed Rashed

Ahmed Rashed

Project Manager International Network

Sedico, Italy

The Innovator

Tell us about your journey at Luxottica.

I’ve been in Luxottica for almost 5 years. For me, the journey has been quite interesting: having the chance to work in different sectors inside the global logistics team is such a privilege. I’ve had the opportunity to work on the commercial, analytical and operational part. I’ve also had the opportunity to take part in supporting the Oakley supply chain team, and because of this, I have been asked to move to Atlanta to support Oakley business there.

What do you love about your job?

CHANCES. Once we have a new idea, we get all the needed support from our leaders to put it into action. As a result, we have the chance to be creative and an example for the newcomers. In my role, it’s fundamental to be a leader, a creative thinker, and always open-minded.

Tell us about the biggest challenge you’ve encountered.

The biggest challenge is keeping the same pace and performance level for years. To overcome this, I keep myself busy with more challenging projects, trying to think outside the box and be creative in order to present interesting ideas to my leaders.

What advice would you give to university students or young professionals thinking about a career in your field?

It’s always good to have a passion to learn.
Try to learn from experts on how to deal with the job and how to approach results in the right way.
I believe no one grows without the support of successful people.
I always like to guide my less-experienced colleagues in order to get the best out of them. It’s really important to have support from team members.

Are you able to balance your personal goals with your professional goals at Luxottica?

I’m always eager to continue learning and growing.
I had the chance to be a part of the Insight Global Internal program, in which I took different courses with one of the best universities in Italy. The program lasted 2 years, and each member of the program had a mentor who would follow up on us, making sure we were following the right path for growth.