Graduation Year: 2007 (PMBA 10)
Head of Voice of the Customer at OPAP SA
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Looking back on your career, what was the most important decision you made (or didn't make) regarding your career path?
I would say it was accepting the challenge to work in Asia. I can’t think of a better way to learn not to take things for granted, than having to deal with an entirely different culture. It’s the definition of broadening one’s mind in both a professional and a personal way. One of the most rewarding decisions I ever took in my life.
What do you believe recent grads should keep in mind as they start out their careers?
They should keep in mind that their ALBA degree alone is a powerful tool in their hands, to pursue the professional life they want, be this in Greece or abroad. No compromises. Of course this should be combined with their personal will to dare and jump out of their comfort zone.
What made you choose ALBA for your graduate studies?
I decided that if for a good 2 years, I am going to spend half my life in an educational institution, then it better be a prestigious one! Joking apart, I chose ALBA because I wanted to gain much more than just an MBA title. ALBA is a life experience.
Share with us your fondest memory while studying at ALBA.
For 2+ years, I spent the majority of my life in ALBA classes or in ALBA team meetings. I NEVER felt bored. Going to classes until 22:00, two times a week, after a busy day at work, driving 80 km a day, was still the most rewarding part of the day, thanks to our professors and my course-mates.