Anna Marie M. Dawis, Product Developer and Sourcing Professional, Dubai
The once concept of an Arabic speaking Hello Kitty doll is now out there in the market selling. To see a little girl hugging the doll you helped develop is really fulfilling. Another reward is the mere thought that expats living in Dubai bring with them an item a Filipino made to another country and across the globe.
This and countless more, according to Filipina achiever Anna Marie Martinez Dawis, make her life a bit of challenging. Dawis, who is a Commercial Manager of Ebtkarat General Trading, MHM Food Trading and Bin Sainfan Group, is an experienced product development and sourcing professional, with strong background in several facets of design, manufacturing, costing, sourcing and management. Her company’s tagline sums up what they do: Concept-Design-Manufacture-Deliver. “We used to be part of a bigger group that was in 2000 until recently my employer decided to run the business on his own from concept to proto-typing and actual sample making, to production and finally distribution.”
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THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique. While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.