Trine Sofie Tveen Nielsen
Co-founder of LinkMotility, MD Communication
Prior to founding LinkMotility in 2016, Trine was founder and Managing Director for the branding bureau Boosting Business in Denmark, and Co-founder of Women in Business, one of the biggest professional network for women in Denmark. Previously, Trine spent nearly fifteen years in branding industry, eight of the years as a business owner. She is a graduate of the College of Art, Craft and Design, Denmark.
"In 2014 my husband got a job offer in Qatar, and we decided to go for it! Two months later, my branding bureau was sold, our home was packed, and we boarded the flight ready to begin a new life in The Middle East. I didn't give my career many thoughts as I took for granted it was something I could never loose. At the time I had no idea how far that was from reality!
It didn't take long before I realised my mistake. A big part of my identity was missing. I went from being a two times business owner, lecturer and public speaker, to a trailing spouse. My title was now "House Wife", even in official papers! Conference meeting were replaced with ladies brunches, public speaking with children's homework, and every question concerning a professional interest was about my husband.
I was looking for job opportunities in my host country, but getting a work permit was if not impossible, then a hassle. I wanted to work as self-employed, but the procedures for opening a business in Qatar was even more difficult than getting a work permit. I asked my husband to get assistance from his employer, and they offered a supplement to pay for my studies, if i decided to study again. I considered moving back to Denmark to pick up my career where I left it.
Then I met Nima! We were on the same page, looking to re-find our professional life and identity. We did so much more than that! We managed to build up a concept that solves the dual-career issue for expatriate families by addressing the well-being of the trailing spouse or partner in continuing their careers while abroad contribute to the overall success of an assignment."
Nima Hassan Ali, J.D. , LL.L
Co-founder of LinkMotility, MD Legal Affairs
In her 10 years tenure as banker for the Credit Agricole in Djibouti, East of Africa , Nima has developed a deep understanding of business challenges in Emerging Markets in relation to business set up , commercial and jurisdictional risks.
In dealing with multinational corporations or entrepreneurs she has always followed an approach to business risk management based on due diligence, rigorous compliance standard and a knowledge of the regulatory framework of the targeted market.
Nima holds a Bachelor of Law (L.LL) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with a specialization in International Law from the University of Ottawa in Canada.
Using her deep insight in business law and international market, she co-launched LinkMotility in 2016 first in Doha, Qatar then expanded to Malaysia.
A professional and cultural “outsider” most of her life, she understands the need for a successful integration when living abroad. For her, the professional growth and the personal integration of the assisting spouse or partner is as important to the success of an international assignment that the quality of the selected candidate.
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