A quick word with Tufail Shahzad, our accomplished engineer and dedicated team manager.
As a young child living in the far southwestern part of Punjab, Pakistan. “Like every other child, I wanted to do something that was never done before.” His urge to discover took Tufail all the way to The Netherlands.
But first: eastward. To China, where Tufail studied for his Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering. Though it was entirely possible to spend his four years in China speaking English, Tufail chose to learn Chinese instead. “I enjoyed immersing myself in this new culture and, out of respect, wanted to learn the language.”
Following the advice of a mentor, Tufail applied and got accepted to an Erasmus Mundus double degree program “EMSHIP”. Studying in Belgium, France, Poland and Turkey, Tufail added a Master in Naval Architecture (Belgium) and a Master in Mechanical Engineering (France) to his resume.
After meeting Jacques Hoffmans in 2018, he accepted a job as Naval Architect at MasterShip. “In the field of engineering, MasterShip is a relatively small company. This meant I would be involved in many processes and gaining broad experience, which fit me well.”
Since 2021, Tufail serves as Mastership’s Innovation Project Manager. With his people skills and mastery of the Chinese language, Tufail also rolled into managing MasterShip’s team in China.
Through MasterShip’s Personal Development Plan, Tufail was certified as Project Management Professional (PMP)® by Project Management Institute, the world’s leading project management organization. In a nutshell he explained: “I believe projects are done by the people, for the people, and I enjoy helping teams to run smoothly.”
“Careerwise, I don’t have a goal written out. I like to simply keep challenging myself every day, and see what comes by as I believe things did happen as I challenged them.” . That’s why I see myself working with MasterShip and living in The Netherlands for a long time. No shortage of opportunities here. It really is time now to learn Dutch the language, too.”
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