“I found the job that was right for me”
Azadeh Moazami wanted to work for an international company where her cultural background would be an asset. Through the mentorship programme, she found exactly what she was looking for and she is now the person with ultimate responsibility for purchasing the aluminum components for the Group’s engines.
Before moving to Sweden, the only thing Azadeh Moazami knew about the Volvo Group was that it was a major industrial company and that it manufactured good buses.
“In my home country, Iran, I often travelled in Volvo buses, as they were so comfortable,” she says.
Three years ago, Azadeh decided to continue her education as an engineer with the emphasis on purchasing and logistics in a country other than Iran.
“Women don’t have many opportunities to make a career. The conditions are totally different,” she says.
She had heard about Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and so she decided to move to Sweden. In conjunction with her education, Azadeh organised a summer job at the Group and she was also offered the chance to take part in the mentorship programme.
“After all, I had already tried working for the Group and I thought it sounded promising,” she says.
With the help of her mentor, Jacques Pesce, Azadeh Moazami was given the chance to get to know the Group and create an important network.
“The fact that the Volvo Group is such a large global enterprise that welcomes diversity really appealed to me. It’s also good that the mentorship programme is aimed at women,” she adds.
Azadeh received Jacques’ support when it came to finding the job in the Group that suited her best.
“Instead of wasting energy applying for a range of different jobs, I focused on finding the one that was exactly right for me,” she says.
For the past ten months, Azadeh has been working at Group Trucks Technology, where she has ultimate responsibility for purchasing the aluminum components for engines for all the truck companies, Volvo CE and Volvo Buses.
“It’s incredibly exciting. No two days are the same,” she says.