A Peek into the Lives of SSC Staff Outside of Work


I have been growing herbs on my flat’s huge balcony since 2015. I have an aquaponics garden with Red Tilapia and I have grown mint, lettuce, chillies, basil, rosemary, Ajwain, lemon balm, and spinach.
– Ahmad Bhatti, Sourcing Manager — Schools

Sophie Gernigon

I like to be occupied, so during my free time, I love to play the piano, go for horse riding in the desert (by night under the full moon is the best), release my stress with boxing and yoga, and do dune bashing in the desert. I love to learn ASL (American Sign language).
– Sophie Gernigon, Manager — Taxation and Financial Reporting

Deema Al-Alami

In my spare time, I love reading and recommending the best English and Arabic children’s books. I have an Instagram account called @oh.the.books.that.youll.read where I share my favourite children’s books and some tips and tricks on how parents can nurture the love of reading in their children. I recently started to do workshops on weekends for parents to learn about the best children’s books and how to read them. I also do yoga and I have been practising regularly for the past three years.
– Deema Al-Alami, Vice President — Arabic & Islamic