Elias Pereira Luis

Sponsored by: HCB

Studied: Electronic Engineering at Universiade Eduardo Mondlane

Based at: Nampula

“Make it perfect even when there is no supervision”

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Your preferred superpower
Super speed!
Your greatest fear:
Finally – You have just won $1,000,000 – what is the first thing you buy?
Build hospital and a technical institute in my homeland to help young people!
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I grew up in central Mozambique, specifically in the Manica province. I have six brothers. Currently, my parents don’t work. My father was a tailor and my mother was a secretary.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memory from childhood was playing football every day, even on weekends!
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Mozambique today?
  • Support for the development of the community of residents in the production area.
  • Corruption
  • Dependence on foreign investment.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Funny, kind and caring.
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
I would like to progress in my career working in a multinational company. I enjoy travelling to new countries and learning about them. I have already travelled to 2 countries, South Africa and Brazil in 2012, when I participated in the Mathematics Olympics, so I would like to have more opportunities to work abroad / offshore. I like working in large teams. Managing my own Company is everything that I dream for in 10 years.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my Mother. She works hard for the common cause.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement was winning the silver medal at the National Mathematics Olympics. This enabled me to travel to two countries (South Africa and Brazil).
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decided to study engineering because I wanted to study with my childhood friend who had already applied for Electronic Engineering. I enjoyed learning about new engineering areas such as telecommunications, automation and computer systems. And I will be able to make my own business.
How would you encourage young people in Mozambique to study engineering?
I would explain that engineering helps us to be more creative to overcome life’s challenges, opens many doors of employment and enables us to create our own businesses.