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Saleh Barakat Merhi

 VENEZUELAN I.D. (CEDULA) 10.538.312 ADDRESS: URB LA TAHONA,ESMERALDA BUILDING,UNIT 7-C, CARACAS,VENEZUELA 1080

Work experience

20072015

CORPORACION SOLO MUEBLES,C.A.

SUCRE AVE,MAYKEL BUILDING PB,PH:212-8609289

A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY. I WAS IN CHARGE OF  A 20,000 SQUARE FEET STORE IN THE HEART OF CARACAS. MY MAIN JOB  WAS STORE MANAGEMENT. EVENTUALLY, I STARTED IMPORTING THANKS TO MY PREVIOUS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE . I PIONEERED IN BRINGING LOW COST FURNITURE FROM BRAZIL,  AND THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE AND  WORKING WITH  BRAZILIAN COMPANIES IN CURACAO, I BUSINESS TRAVELED TO SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS LIKE THE MALASYAN FAIR, THE HIGH POINT FAIR IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE MOVELSUR FAIR IN RIO DO SUR, BRAZIL, THE FURNITURE FAIR IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA AND THE INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA. IN THESE SHOWS MY GOAL WAS TO ESTABLISH BUSINESS RELATIONS, AS WELL AS SELECTING PRODUCTS THAT GENERATE PROFITS AND THAT ARE IN DEMAND IN VENEZUELA. IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND SOON I BECAME A BUSINESS PARTNER. IN 2012 THE DAMAGING ECONOMIC SITUATION VENEZUELA, CHANGED THE FOCUS AND DIRECTION OF THE COMPANY AND  WE STARTED THE POSSIBILITY OF INVESTING IN THE USA, THUS, I MADE MY FIRST INVESTMENT TRIP (IN THE AMERICAN MARKET) AND MY  TRANSFER TO THE USA WAS AGREED.

20052006

ANTILLAS CELULAR

STORE 1:CCCT MALL(CARACAS),STORE 2:SUCRE AVE CENTRO COMERCIAL CATIA LOCAL 1,1,STORE 3:SUCRE AVE LAQUETTE BUILDING PB2

I MANAGED THIS THREE STORE  TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE CALLED MOVILNET, THE MAIN GOAL TO PROVIDE MOLVINET SERVICES AND PRODUCT SALE PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY (CELL PHONES, DEVICES, ETC.) and CREATE AN  IMPORTING  BUSINESS.   UNFORTUNATELY,  DUE TO CONSTANT ROBBERY THE STORES WERE  OBLIGED TO CLOSE.

20002005

MUEBLERIA MUNDIAL

CURACAO ISLAND,OTRABANDA,BREEDESTRAAT,WILLEMSTAND,PH:

My role was STORE MANAGEMENT. I WAS IN CHARGE OF TRADING STOCK, IMPORTING AND MANAGING CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS. THE GOAL WAS TO CREATE A SIMBIOSIS IMPORT FROM VENEZUELA AND COMPLEMENT IT WITH BRAZIL AND PANAMA ITEMS, GIVING IA DIFFERENT APPROACH THAN THAT OF THE COMPETITION.

19942000

COMERCIAL LAS ANTILLAS,C.A.

sucre avenue,laquette building,pb.PHONE:212-8601937

STORE MANAGER AND IMPORT MANAGER

MY ROLE Consisted OF MANAGING A RETAIL SHOP IN AN AREA OF 20,000 FEET OF EXHIBITION WITH MORE THAN 30 EMPLOYEES AND DISTRIBUTORS OF BRANDS SUCH AS PHILLIPS, SAMSUNG, DAEWOO, GE, AND LG.
AS A TRADING MANAGER,  I ESTABLISHED BUSINESS TIES WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES SUCH AS BrandsMart (USA) AND  VIDA PANAMA (PANAMA), EVENTUALLY, WE STARTED EXPORTING TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS (ARUBA, BONAIRE AND CURACAO)

19921994

DISTRIBUIDORA DE MATERIALES EL TAPICERO C.A.

SUCRE AVENUE,CARACAS ,LAHOUD BUILDING,PB

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

I WAS IN CHARGE OF FURNITURE CLOTHES, PURCHASING MATERIALS AS FOAM, GLUE, PLASTIC AND ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE PREPARATION OF SUCH FURNITURE.

Education

19901997

ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

JOSE MARIA VARGAS UNIVERSITY
19871990

A THREE YEAR TRAINING IN INDUSTRIAL INGENEERING

JOSE MARIA VARGAS UNIVERSITY

CARACAS ,VENEZUELA

19821987

U. E. COLEGIO SAN JOSE DE CALASANZ

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

19751982

PRIMARY SCHOOL

 U.E. COLEGIO SAN JOSE DE CALASANZ

LOMAS DE URDANETA ,CARACAS,VENEZUELA