During the first few years we were able to reliably bring a number of quality workers from the Czech Republic to the photovoltaic market. As time went on, we began to work more and more with teams and individuals from other countries, as the Czech PV market itself began to have high demands for skilled labour.
Meet our site managers from all over the world
Greenbuddies grew up in Prague and this beautiful city is still where we are based. However, Greenbuddies is now a pan-European company that, to be able to take care of customers in all 14 markets of the European Union, needs to have a sufficient number of skilled staff in both construction and construction management.
So today you will find colleagues from Hungary, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and even Senegal on our sites. A truly international team, but one that works like the famous "Swiss watch".
Today we would like to introduce you to some of the team and their home country.
El Hadji Amadou Bamba Diarra
Bamba has literally become our universal soldier. He started his first project for a Belgian assembly systems manufacturer near Avignon in southern France. The project is interesting because the mounting system is based on ground bolts, which are more suitable for hard and rocky terrain. The second mission is to provide and supervise the DC wiring on single-axle rotating structures near Bologna, Italy.
Bamba was born in Dakar, Senegal, where he graduated with honors from high school and received a scholarship to the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. Since graduating, he has worked in Italy and Kuwait before joining Greenbuddies. He says that working in the solar energy field is his real passion. Bamba is a family man, has three daughters and loves jazz and Cuban music.
Languages: native French and Wolof, English, Italian and Slovak
Education: master's degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
As we expand our business activities to Sweden and Croatia, we will soon be joined by a young and talented professional who speaks Croatian and is familiar with the cultural practices and business approach in the region. The first project Emin will be involved in as a junior Site Manager is a 10 MW ground-mounted photovoltaic power plant for a major Croatian grid operator. Several projects are in the pipeline near Zagreb and Split, which will start in the autumn, and Emin will be involved in these installations as well.
Emin grew up in the small town of Kakanj in the middle of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he finished high school. He then moved to Sarajevo to study at the university and get his degree. After graduating, he returned to his hometown, which is home to many industrial enterprises, including a thermal power plant that has been operating for more than six decades. It became clear to him how devastating the impact this could have on the environment, so he decided to work in the green energy sector. Emin has experience in designing different types of power plants from his previous job as a mechanical engineer.
Languages: Croatian, Serbian, English
Education: master's degree in process engineering and environmental engineering from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo.
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