Philip learned how to work with Salesforce and now helps others
Five years ago, Philip Gahshan fled from violence in Syria. Since then, he has been trying to build a life for himself in the Netherlands. Via RefugeeForce he came into contact with g-company, where he now works as a Salesforce consultant. We are curious to hear his story.
How did you come across Salesforce?
And now you work at g-company?
“That’s right. I came into contact with Balt Leenman via RefugeeForce. He and g-company are closely involved with this foundation. Training is important, but in the end you learn the most during practice. Balt asked me to join g-company and I am now doing consultancy work there.”
What are your ambitions?
“As a consultant I like to support companies in the use of Salesforce. Furthermore, on behalf of the g-company foundation, I am preparing a master class for the new participants of RefugeeForce. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have been given that I now also want to give something back to the new participants. Sharing knowledge and helping others is really a core value in the Salesforce community. I appreciate that immensely.”
Does your future lie in the Netherlands?
“I consider the Netherlands as my second home. When the situation in Syria normalises, I would like to be part of the reconstruction. Either directly or indirectly. I have no idea yet how things will turn out. The Netherlands is a land of opportunities, but it can also be a lonely existence. Time will tell where my destination lies!