Amir Rashad, CEO & Founder of Centersource Technologies featured in our Traders Corner personality interview for our latest edition.
What does ‘logistics’ mean to you?
It is the key to life as we know it, everything we use had a supply chain. So, it’s easy to take for granted
What made you want to work in the industry?
I grew up in the forestry industry, our company had only overseas customers so I remember visiting ports, yards and vessels from a very young age. After working myself in the industry for a decade I decided to solve an even larger problem than what I was solving. From matching global supply and demand to smart digital tools which automate operational work and reduce barriers.
If you could change anything in the industry what would it be?
Democratise access to the best tech, market data and distribution/sourcing
What three traits define you?
Goal oriented, pragmatic and kind
What’s the most important trend you see today?
Data aggregators & integrations are a crucial pillar for smart digital supply chain tools. The wider the reach and more players in that field the more actions and insights can be derived and automated.
How do you define success?
Its two-fold, helping clients avoid deviations in compliance or logistics, but also helping their day-to-day to do more work faster and have market data at their fingertips.
What’s the most interesting thing about you, which we wouldn’t learn from your CV?
Am a foodie and I love travelling. I love culinary experiences from different cultures of all price ranges and 2017 for example I was on the road for 107 days in total, of course mostly for business but I got to see parts of the world which I otherwise wouldn’t see.
If you weren’t working at Centersource, what would you be doing?
I would probably be in the forestry industry or operating supply chains for consumer goods.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Our vision is certainly to increase the level of automation even further and enter new markets and sectors.
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Trade Magazine
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