Moe Karimzada

Personal Assistant to the MD

Moe, the Personal Assistant to our MD, graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in English with Creative Writing, followed by a postgrad qualification in International Relations. He built his events management career over several years at Rolls-Royce PLC. At Rolls-Royce professionalism, quality and innovation is the rule everywhere – including catering. Moe was part of a team responsible for industry and local events, conferences, and incoming business, covering everything from winning clients, to building the team and balancing the books.

Key Skills

  • Client Relationship Management
  • Event Planning
  • Team leadership and training
  • Hands-on Event Management
  • Events promotion
  • Stock and time management
  • Financial forecasting and cash management
  • High IT skills and understanding of Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

In his spare time, Moe volunteers with the local refugee welcoming scheme, helping new arrivals to find food and shelter, mentoring with culture and lifestyle changes, teaching basic English, coping with emergencies, and fundraising to support the work. It helps that – alongside his English degree – Moe speaks Dari, Urdu, Hindi and Arabic!

  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader, Booking.com
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle