Djibouti team puts health and safety first

With an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Djibouti, our team has taken many measures to protect one another and various stakeholders, as well as to support the government in their fight against the virus. Being one of the largest players in the Djibouti Free Zone, BMMI made a donation of five […]

Team meets President of the Republic of Djibouti

The BMMI team recently had the honour of meeting the President of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, to discuss the Group’s presence in Djibouti over the past fifteen years, as well as BMMI’s ambitions and vision for expanding its business in the country and at the regional level. The meeting was part […]

BMMI Djibouti celebrates continued success

Corporate Communications and Marketing recently had the pleasure of interviewing our BMMI Djibouti USAID Operations team. It was a fun filled session, celebrating the team’s successes. In a true display of team spirit, the group empathized on the importance of teamwork in guaranteeing success. Clearly, they were ecstatic about hitting their targets and the excellent […]

Vipin Sagar behind our GDP certification

Behind the scenes of our GDP certification

As many of you may be aware, BMMI Djibouti is the first in the Horn of Africa, and in the BMMI Group, to achieve certification for the Goods Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use 2013/C 323/01 EU (GDP). This is a major accomplishment for BMMI and will benefit the company greatly. However, for […]

BMMI Djibouti Yussury Kallouche

Fearless in the face of change

Packing nothing but a small suitcase, Yussury Kallouche, kissed his wife and young children goodbye with the hopes of coming back to his normal everyday life in Tunisia. The idea of staying in Djibouti longer than a couple of days was not appealing enough to bring his family along. However, being a strong believer in […]

Once upon a saga

BMMI Djibouti recently welcomed a true nomad to visit their premises for a short tour and to learn more about the country and its people. Torbjørn C. Pedersen, who goes by the name Thor, is in the process of writing a novel about his journey of travelling to every country in the world, without flight. […]

New Year, new BBQ

It’s a BMMI Djibouti tradition to hold a big BBQ bash for all employees to have fun outside of the office at the start of every year. This time around, the team had the great pleasure to invite GSS Vice President of Africa, Olivier Fricot and newcomer Deputy Country Manager, Yussury Kallouche. It was a […]

BMMI Djibouti sponsors the Grand-Bara desert marathon

Every year in December, one of BMMI Djibouti’s biggest customers, the French Forces (FFDJ), organise a fun and tiring marathon where participants cross the Grand Bara, one of Djibouti’s desert lakes. The marathon is 15km long, where everyone is able to participate regardless of their fitness levels. The sporting event is a great meeting spot […]

BMMI Djibouti is certified in Food Safety!

The hard work put in by the IMS and Djibouti teams, in preparation for the Stage Two audit for Food Safety Management System, ISO 22000:2005, in Djibouti was worth all the effort as the audit was successfully completed! In line with the company’s strategic goals of implementing this phase for the business, outside of Bahrain, […]

Mission accomplished!

Our BMMI Djibouti warehouse underwent a complete revamp recently and the team were working tirelessly to ensure it was a success. As part of the revamp, the Facilities Maintenance department set a comprehensive action plan in the month of June to prioritise tasks, setting a target of 180 days to complete it all. The mission […]

BMMI Djibouti provides employees with prescription eyeglasses

As part of their commitment to employee wellbeing and safety, BMMI Djibouti conducted medical examinations for employees and discovered that most warehouse employees and drivers suffered from pre-existing vision problems. Unfortunately, because the cost of eyewear is expensive in Djibouti, employees have been working without eyeglasses. This presents a huge risk to their own livelihoods […]

BMMI Djibouti helps those in need

Ramadan is a time for sharing and helping those in need, and our employees in Djibouti were spreading the love last month when they organised a donation drive. To show their support, the BMMI Djibouti team gathered non-perishable items such as rice and tea. Even under the harsh sun, they were determined to help with […]

BMMI Djibouti: a star team!

Some of you may have had the pleasure of meeting the BMMI Djibouti team. They consider themselves a ‘family’ and operate through a set of shared values that are fundamental to everything they do. Leading this team is Country Manager, David Hanse. David is an enthusiastic and passionate leader. Our colleagues are a group of […]

BMMI Djibouti receives two US Ambassadors

BMMI Djibouti’s warehouse in the Free Zone was recently visited by a VIP delegation from the US Embassy and USAID. Their visit, which coincided with a trip to Djibouti by our CFO & EVP, Ammar Aqeel Al Hassan, and our Young Leaders Programme (YLP) trainee, Yousif Amin, was meant to give them a first-hand and […]

BMMI Djibouti: people & quality at the heart of business

A lot has changed in BMMI Djibouti since it started operating over ten years ago. It was BMMI Group’s first foray into Africa, and a little over a decade later, BMMI Djibouti has proven to be a successful business with a solid reputation for quality and excellent levels of service. Over the past two and […]