In football terms, you would call Dondu an academy graduate. Such a talent is she, that the first team had their eye on her from day one.
In 2016 she took her first graduate job as PA & Logistics Support in Mercanta UK, and she’s been with us ever since.
In 2018, at the age of just 23, Dondu relocated, solo, to Dubai and was instrumental in the establishment of Mercanta Middle East. Smart, gregarious, and tenacious (a self-professed and peer validated badass), she was never going to fail.
Dondu is keeping her eye on the future of the middle east specialty market and rightly believes that it has come a long way, but still has a lot to offer. She’s excited to be heading up an office that was a ground breaker in the region, as the first specialty green importer in the market.
“There is so much to learn and see! Constant new origins we work with, new experimental lots, new people, new coffee shows! We never get bored.”
She loves the welcoming nature of the industry and is working to reflect that openness in her working style, by encouraging growth and learning in the middle east specialty community.