Tuesday, 01/10/2013

Graduation Year: 2001 (MBA 8)

SmartCare Senior Product Manager, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - Ireland Research Centre

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Could you update us on your latest professional developments?
I recently joined Huawei Technologies’ research lab in Ireland, which designs the company’s solution for Big Data Analytics for telecoms. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, and my role is involved with the development of the product portfolio, the commercial proposition, and the go-to-market strategy.
 

How did ALBA help you in your career?
ALBA helped me set up my career in the path I desired. It provided me with a lasting foundation of knowledge, method and principle based on which I can continuously develop my profession.

Share with us your fondest memory while studying at ALBA
Certainly the quirkiest moment was the 1999 earthquake in Athens which hit during our Organizational Behavior class. I kept calm and carried on reading the case study, exiting only after completing it to the end. For me, this was a testament to the excitement of the intellectual challenge the program was giving me.

You’ve had quite a corporate career so far… and recently moved to Ireland to launch an international career! Care to share some advice with your fellow alumni on how to achieve corporate success outside of Greece?

Be quick to change and adapt to a different reality; get a CV suitable for the new market, mingle with locals, and focus on targeting jobs you are best at. Have faith in your abilities but be open to learning from your new colleagues and assuming new ways.

 

PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Your most marked characteristic?  Lust for life
  • The quality you most like in a man?  Magnanimity
  • The quality you most like in a woman?  Pride
  • What do you most value in your friends?  The continuance of their friendship
  • What is your favorite occupation? Being involved in producing and promoting great music
  • What is your dream of happiness?  Love and health 
  • What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?  An unhappy childhood
  • What would you like to be?  A great footballer
  • In what country would you like to live?  Greece
  • What is your favorite color?  Black
  • Who are your favorite poets?  Elytis
  • Who is your favorite hero of fiction?  John Le Carré’s John Smiley  
  • Who are your favorite composers?  Jagger-Richards
  • Who are your favorite painters?  Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali
  • Who are your heroes in real life?  My dad
  • What are your favorite names?  Ulysses, Achilles
  • What is it you most dislike?  Boredom
  • What historical figures do you most despise?  Greek quislings in World War II
  • What natural gift would you most like to possess?  A more accurate theory of mind
  •  How would you like to die?  Leaving a full life behind me
  •  What is your motto?  Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never