Muhammad al-Tibi’s language breaks when he speaks Moroccan and becomes lighter when expressed in rural Berber, referring to the nature of the upbringing he received in his family environment located in Denmark, but he confirms that education itself does his daily practice is imbued with the traditions and customs practiced in his homeland, and that his heart is used to beating, like all Moroccans, with love for the country of roots; And so it will always be.
The Danish Moroccan himself drew attention to the importance of the demand for work from a young age, so he turned his educational interests to vocational training at an early age, having managed to gain mastery in mechanics before moving on to management and management to become one of the most prominent persons overseeing the work of the company ” Scania” in the Danish capital.
Mohamed Tibi turned forty years old, of which he spent two years in Morocco before exhausting holidays on Danish soil, as he increased in Nador until arriving in Scandinavia in 1984, completing a series of 7 brothers who moved as part of the family immigration. an experience that did not abandon the features of the Moroccan identity, despite the stability of the Motherland, far from it.
Mohammed says: “I grew up in the middle of a house in Denmark, as if we were in the countryside in Morocco. Our customs are the same in the space from which we came, and we speak the Berber language. That I was the youngest in my family, helped me get everyone’s attention, and my studies were going well until I got trained in the field I loved.”
After Al-Tibi reached the high school stage, and unlike the rest of his peers who were looking for a specialization, groping for office work, he decided to go for a vocational training in the Faculty of Mechanics, betting on this option in paving an outstanding path in this field. . the automotive industry in general, as well as a qualitative addition to production and repair shops, especially trucks.
The circumstances surrounding Muhammad al-Tibi’s space of stability during his childhood made him realize early on the stakes surrounding people of foreign origin in Denmark, as he spent his childhood in an area full of Muslim community members and other emigrants to Scandinavia, and after he reached the stage of choosing his future direction, he did not hesitate to strive for what allows the Work to highlight the possibilities that characterize it.
Ibn Al-Nador comments on this period: “After 10 years of basic education, I started training to get a diploma in truck mechanics to gain experience.
Al-Tibi also believes that his insistence on keeping abreast of developments in the world of mechanics has allowed him to keep pace with the continuous developments known in this field, learn about modern technologies that are widely used in the truck industry, and be open to use digitization in their work since the late nineties of the twentieth century.
From workshop to office
Muhammad al-Tibi’s professional start faltered at Volvo in Copenhagen, as he was hired and given the opportunity to sign an employment contract before being asked by his manager at the time to work as an apprentice for 6 months. without any payment, and wait after that for a final decision, which prompted him to leave in search of a more successful start to his career.
Mohammed explains: “They did not accept people of foreign origin, and they did not understand my condition until they signed an employment contract with me, while the alternative offer they received was a voluntary departure directive. I still remember the bitterness of the feeling of racism that gripped me at that time, but I was determined to look for a job in another company to prove my competence.
Al-Tibi joined the Scania trucking company, starting with a simple website due to its recent release, taking on the task of cleaning equipment in the evenings of each work day, then he became a mechanic, after which he became interested in providing supervision and guidance to newcomers in the workshops, and as the years passed he was asked to provide administrative work to cover the deficit caused by the illness of one of the employees, but his work from behind the office has been going on for 14 years.
Ambition and Appreciation
Muhammad al-Tibi accumulated promotion after promotion and continued to receive the necessary continuous training until he became responsible for Scania’s workshops in the Danish capital of Copenhagen and what this means in overseeing all accounting operations and activities related to human resources, and also permit transactions related to administrative decisions and transactions with customers.
“I don’t think about achieving any specific position, but I am sure that my career will not stop there, and I wish to become the CEO of the company at the level of the entire Kingdom of Denmark, but if this is not achieved, this will not deprive me of the happiness that I I test in my current professional position,” he confirms Mohammed.
Al-Tibi recalls what happened to him at the beginning of his professional path, and the overwhelming resentment he had at that time, adding: “I made the right decision to leave in anger, but when I collect everything that I went through then I see that generalization is impossible because racism is not present in everyone, but rather luck allowed me to evaluate people who later extended a helping hand.
Muhammad al-Tibi believes that the rising generation of young people of foreign origin should study hard to ensure success in Denmark and do their best by carefully studying the experience of those who preceded them and seizing the opportunities available to them with positive pragmatism.
Those who belong to the “Scandinavian Moroccan” segment add that the young women and men of the community in Denmark, whether they come to this country or grow up on its soil, should know that the Danish educational level is characterized by quality and allows effectively acquire and develop skills, and is free at all levels, which requires attendance. Develop perception even among the actually employed.
“I am outraged when I see people who refuse to perform ijtihad despite being in difficult social situations and these cases must be accompanied by specialists to get rid of this great disadvantage, while there are many who focus on areas , and not for others, although working in professions such as construction or mechanic allows access to higher positions and development. The financial and social situation is more difficult,” concludes Muhammad al-Tibi.