Moises Zile

Sponsored by: MPDC

Studied: Auto Electrical Engineering at União Geral das Cooperativas (UGC)

Based at: Matola

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?

Fast and Furious 7

Your preferred superpower
The power of healing
Your greatest fear:
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Finally – You have just won $1,000,000 – what is the first thing you buy?
I would buy a computer / laptop with complete diagnostic programmes for vehicle engines and machines and start my own business.
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
I was born in Maputo, in the Zona Verde with my parents and three brothers. My father was a state official in the Ministry of Mineral Resources as a typist and my mother was a seller of food products in the Xipamanine market around the city of Maputo.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My favourite memory when I was little was visiting the facilities of Mavalane International Airport on weekends with my cousins in order to watch acrobatic flights made by small areoplanes.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Honest, respectful and helpful (I’m a nice guy!)
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years, I would like to make my biggest dream / objective come true, which is to fax diagnostic using a computer in my training area (Auto Electricity). I wish to work aboard.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is my mother because she proved that despite the economic difficulties she was able to take care of her family, sell and also study at night to such a high standard that she managed to finish her studies at the Commercial School in Maputo in the course of accounting, and also become one of the best students in mathematics.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My achievement is being entered into the Field Ready programme, because I intend to acquire deep knowledge in the field of HSE to be able apply this in the industry.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decide to study technical education or engineering because I always had a passion for electronic (automobile) engineering. What I like most is being able help in the development of my country in the future to be able to fit into a company that assembles vehicles or heavy machinery used in the industrial sector.
How would you encourage young people in Mozambique to study engineering?

Showing the employment opportunities in the industrial area and taking into account the new discoveries that our country has had in the last years in the areas of oil, electricity and mining, the need for technical terms and the planning and exploitation of the wealth that our country has.

And that the most important thing in engineering is “how to do it.”